Amazon sells out of Xbox One and PS4 launch day consoles

Back in June, Amazon reported that pre-order sales of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 skyrocketed after they officially went live during E3 2013. In fact, Amazon claimed that at one point, sales of the Xbox One and PS4 went over 2,500 units per minute on the website.

Now it looks like people who didn't pull the trigger to get the Xbox One Day One and PlayStation 4 Launch Edition via Amazon are now out of luck. According to a post on Amazon's Facebook page:

After a crazy and exciting month, we’ve sold through our initial allocations of PS4 and Xbox One. Thank you to all who have ordered and shared your opinions. We have the Standard Editions for both consoles still available, but we can’t guarantee these at release.

In addition to Amazon, Best Buy's website is no longer taking pre-orders for the Xbox One Day One edition, although it still seems to be taking orders for the PS4 online. GameStop's retail stores have previously stopped taking pre-orders for the Xbox One console, although its website is still accepting pre-orders for the Day One edition.

Neither Microsoft nor Sony have stated how many units of their next-gen consoles will be shipped on their launch days. The Xbox One will be launched sometime this November, while Sony is only saying the PS4 will be out sometime before the end of 2013.

Source: Amazon on Facebook | Image via Microsoft

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I can't wait to go out and get an Xbox 360 and stack of games on super discount. There's a lot of games to catch up on, being stranded on Wii island for like 6 years. Too bad I have so little time for gaming these days, with a full time job and everything else in life going on.

I just completed an XBOX Day One purchase without any problems. I guess they are just doing it for marketing purposes...

I would buy it anyway, but now they made me place my order earlier...

Yeah ok. The Xbox One Day One edition listing is showing as unavailable on amazon.com, though not on amazon.co.uk. I guess the allocations are region specific.

I ordered mine from the Microsoft Store on day one. Can't wait to play some Halo on it.

Nothing against the PS4 though, I'll get one of those too early next year.

Why would I pay full price now to preorder something coming out in 5-6 months? So they can sit on my money? no thanks.

BoDEAN said,
Why would I pay full price now to preorder something coming out in 5-6 months? So they can sit on my money? no thanks.

which country are you from?

Here in the UK we can pre-order for free. The shops don't take the money till they have posted the order. This is why I have pre-ordered 5 xbox ones, and 5 ps4s. It pretty much guarantees I'll get my chosen console on day of release. I've still not made my mine up yet between xbox or ps4.

BoDEAN said,
Why would I pay full price now to preorder something coming out in 5-6 months? So they can sit on my money? no thanks.

And this ladies and gentlemen is the winner of this week's Clueless Poster award :-)

Amazon don't charge you for pre-orders until your item ships.

ATTENTION SHEEPLE:
The following commercial message should be whipping you into an excited buying frenzy. Don't worry about substance, just read the headline and head over to Amazon.

Hahaiah said,
ATTENTION SHEEPLE:
The following commercial message should be whipping you into an excited buying frenzy. Don't worry about substance, just read the headline and head over to Amazon.

Haha what an idiot.

No, more like a pat on the back, haha. Somewhat collectible though I suppose. I'm more interested in the fact that the launch days are guaranteed first day delivery.

AJerman said,
No, more like a pat on the back, haha. Somewhat collectible though I suppose. I'm more interested in the fact that the launch days are guaranteed first day delivery.

For the price people paid, I hope so.

Brony said,
yay with the early adopters!

sad thing is when they resell these in like 4 years they cant lie and say they have only had it for a few months.. because its the day one editions.. Im going to wait for the normal editions.

In that case it makes perfect sense. but why do you have them all in one house and not in multiple houses? would make me feel a bit .. cheap

I like your commitment...
I currently have both the XB1 & PS4 (though i've been dogging Sony as of late) on pre-order... We already have a Wii-U (well its my daughters) in the house... I'm getting older now and 2 out of my 3 kids are still young... So I have to cut back on buying all of these consoles in one shot... And watch them grow up before my eyes...Don't want to miss a moment of their lives...

Either the PS4 or XB1 will be canceled once it gets closer to launch and a better picture is painted for both... Right now its 95% chance I'm keeping the XB1...
I thought about trying to flip the other on eBay, but with MS and Sony doing so many reserves, I doubt I'll make any $$$...

Sony just may surprise me though

We have multiple Xboxes (My Bedroom, Family Room, Game Room & Guest Room). My wife, myself and our three kids use them for gaming, streaming Xbox music, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming and Windows Media Center (which is connected to our 24TB raid server which houses over 700+ Blu-rays we have bought over the years) I digital re-encode all of our movies and put them on our server so our kids do not get the chance to scratch them. I also downsize to between 6000-8000kbps video bitrate and put them on 64gb microsd cards so they can have movies on the Surfaces when we travel. So essentially our Xboxes are our main entertainment hub. We bought extra Xboxes throughout the years and has been quite convenient to use them in any room; anytime. I plan eventually upgrading to a fourth one for our guest room but that is not really a priority for me right now. This type of setup is not normal for the typical user but I am not a typical user

Yeah - the typical user is less showing of. 24tb raid server.. which controller did you stuck in there? any backup plans also running on that machine - but you know of course that raid is not a backup solution, right?

@-Adrian- I have two raid 6 servers (2 x 24TB) running raid 1 (mirror), each server has two extra 3tb drives in rotation I use carbonite as an extra backup for my family photos, documents, video and development project files (irreplaceable content). I can always re-encode my Blu-rays in the event that all my hard drives crash (highly unlikely). The average movie size is between 20-30gb on disk. @ekw Family XBL gold accounts. I was upset that they did away with the DRM and sharing, that would have made my life really easy

farmeunit said,
They're talking about bringing the sharing and stuff back and doing both systems together at some point.


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