Microsoft is introducing a new “Console Purchase Pilot” program that will give selected Xbox Insider members the chance to register to reserve an Xbox Series X or Series S console directly from the company through their existing Xbox One consoles.
Sony did this with PS Plus at launch. Thats how I got my PS5.
they did indeed, they were first, and they should do it again. the thing is, you can actually buy a console, -here's how i got one step by step 1. get twitter app 2. sign up / follow at least 3-4 ps5stock/ ps5 restock accounts 3. go to settings on phone, set twitter to high priority, bypass all silent & do not disturb modes. 4. set twitter to allow notifications, and allow to push to lock screen 5, go to bed 6. wake up at 3 am, jump on amazon, hey presto , - i had my ps5 at silly oclock, but I got one. beat the scalpers at their own game.
I got my Series S through an email blast that came from game stop. It said they would have some available to preorder at a certain time. I was lucky to get one after trying for a couple of minutes (thought it didnt go through) but eventually got the email saying thank you for your order. Same thing happened with the PS5, only at that time GS was offering bundles (where as my series s was the unit itself). So it cost me a bit more than i wanted but i got one with two games and extra controller and a $20 gift card. I just used the gift card to get Mario Odyssey for $10 the other day too. (was on sale for $30). If people are patient and just sign up for the notifications, they too can enjoy the new systems. Don't give in to scalpers.
Honestly, both Sony and Microsoft should continue to do this until supply is no longer constrained. Get your consoles in the hands of people who plan on actually buying software for them.
Shame they didn’t do that in the U.K but managed to get one day1. Shopto 🙌🏻
But this article is about Microsoft doing it, not Playstation, do not let it offend you, this is an xbox article section.
I somehow never got one of those invites even though I've had PS+ since Day 1 with no lapse in the subscription. I think they were basing it off of activity and how often you logged into your PS4 over the year and I didn't get on very much aside from TLOU2 and GOT. Luckily though I scored one on day 1 preorders from Amazon.
Me, too. I got invited to buy one directly from Sony with my PSN name.
Good move. It's way too hard to get these consoles. Hopefully this opens it up for more people (including myself), and less scalpers.
Lol i wouldn't pay $500 for it anyways. I'll wait till its 250.
You may be waiting some time, at which point the next xbox will be launched.
Solution: Follow wario64 on Twitter. Got my ps5 a week after launch from his Twitter notifications. Works great for Xbox too.
Wario64 got me a Series X. Phone notifications on.
Had my series s through xbox.com where it's one console per account/gamertag.
Sony has been doing something similar to this for a while. Good to see MS start as well.
Are they still doing it? I haven't seen anyone talking about getting one through them in months now.
Both consoles should have used seniority of time based on PSN and XBoX live subscription time. Would have awarded the consoles to their loyalist fans.
I signed up for it on the xbox insider app on my xbox one x today. Here's hoping
Good move MS, another good hand played.
Stupid idea they want people to move from playstation to xbox but this is only open to xbox one users 🤷♂️🤦
This should be standard procedure during the launch of any sort after tech product. The Xbox store has been sold out since forever....it should all be done through their own websites for the first year ,and then they won't have to worry about not recouping losses with software due to 90% of hardware lockeddown in someones garage.
You mean like Playstation has been doing since before launch?
I really wish Sony would do something like this. In Canada it has been IMPOSSIBLE to get a PS5. I've had 2 chances to get one where I could have grabbed a disc version, but stupidly tried to grab a digital instead (which have been selling out instantaneously). I know they have Direct, but that has been for US only customers unfortunately.
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