Best Buy details its plans for PS4 and Xbox One launches

In November, Sony and Microsoft will have what may be the two biggest hardware launches in 2013; the PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15 and the Xbox One on Nov. 22. One of the biggest retailers for the launch of both consoles in the U.S. will be Best Buy. This week, the retailer detailed how it will handle the many customers who will be lining up to buy the PS4 and Xbox One on their respective launch dates.

In a press release, Best Buy says that their stores that will hold midnight launch events for the consoles will open two hours early on those dates "to give customers an opportunity to get the games, accessories, connections" ahead of the sales of the consoles themselves. Each Best Buy store will have a "limited number" of PS4 and Xbox One consoles available for purchase but details were not announced.

For people who have already pre-ordered the consoles at their store locations, Best Buy says there will be a separate line to handle those customers, and they will be given their console units first. It adds:

Customers who pre-ordered their unit in-store will need a photo ID, the credit/debit card used to pre-order and their pre-order receipt. Customers who pre-ordered their unit online at BestBuy.com will need a photo ID, the credit/debit card used to pre-order and their order number.

So far, other major retailers such as GameStop, Walmart, Toy"R"Us and Target have not yet announced how they will handle their own PS4 and Xbox One launches but we will offer that information in the days leading up to those dates.

Source: Best Buy | Best Buy store image via Shutterstock.com

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Man I am so done with this kind of stuff. I'm just going to sit at home and wait for UPS to bring my PS4 and Xbox One to my door. I'm OK with that. For the 360 and PS3 midnight launch I was too pooped by the time I got home to even play them. Go to bed and wake up and then play them. Or skip it all and play it just a couple hours later and not have to wait in line.

mrp04 said,
Man I am so done with this kind of stuff. I'm just going to sit at home and wait for UPS to bring my PS4 and Xbox One to my door. I'm OK with that. For the 360 and PS3 midnight launch I was too pooped by the time I got home to even play them. Go to bed and wake up and then play them. Or skip it all and play it just a couple hours later and not have to wait in line.

Well, if you've preordered, you don't have to deal with this. They hold your console for about a week...

I remember idiots pick up PS3 & Xbox 360 at best buys, and then they smash two consoles with sledgehammer years ago. Are they do it again this month?

Enron said,
That's the damage Youtube has done to society.

Yep. It's given incredibly stupid people an audience... I miss the days when stupidity was laughed at, not with...

I heard that if you come in 3 days earlier and drop off a DNA sample they will tag you with a pre-order forehead tattoo (limited time offer) and that will entitle you to enter their accelerated VIP line at the midnight launch as well as unlock the official Best Buy Tiger Striped handle skin the walkie talkie used in the cut scene before mission 5 in Battlefield 4 (only when scanned with Kinect to confirm).

People still BUY things at BB??

I thought everyone knows the stores are only there so you can play with the item before shopping online.

Rohdekill said,
People still BUY things at BB??

I thought everyone knows the stores are only there so you can play with the item before shopping online.

This...

I once loved Best Buy, it seems like many years ago now.

They became the very thing they put out of business (Circuit City)

Why not? See something on Amazon or Newegg and it's at BBY too? Just go by there, ask to price match, and you can have it today. Really not a big deal.

Best Buy's items are sometimes featured on Dealzon too, as far as price is concerned.

dead.cell said,
Why not? See something on Amazon or Newegg and it's at BBY too? Just go by there, ask to price match, and you can have it today. Really not a big deal.

Best Buy's items are sometimes featured on Dealzon too, as far as price is concerned.


I do do this from time to time (picked up a Vita the other day at a nice $180 price point).
And I do, have them Amazon price match from time to time.

But overall I don't like BB like I once did...

Rohdekill said,
People still BUY things at BB??

I thought everyone knows the stores are only there so you can play with the item before shopping online.

Why bother now that they match online prices? You can take it home now and don't have to ship it back if there's a problem.

secured me one on eBay for $599 shipping to me on launch day from Quebec Cannot wait to see Battlefield 4 on it

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