GameStop starts taking more launch day pre-orders for Xbox One

If you want to make sure you get an Xbox One console on its November 22nd launch date and don't want to wait in line for hours in front of a store, GameStop has a possible solution. It has announced that it is now taking pre-orders, both online and in its retail stores, for a last batch of Microsoft's next-gen console before the launch begins.

GameStop's press release says that these new pre-orders are for the standard edition of the Xbox One, not the "Day One" edition with the special black packaging and other differences. However, people who place orders with a $100 deposit will be able to pick up the console on the actual launch date while supplies last. Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising for GameStop, is quoted as saying, "We have worked closely with Microsoft to offer our customers another opportunity to pre-order an Xbox One before its official launch date."

Microsoft has not yet said just how many Xbox One units will be available for sale in the 13 markets where the console is launching in less than four weeks. As we reported earlier this week, Blockbuster UK has gone into administration and has told its customers any pre-orders for the Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 will not be fulfilled.

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Look up one row to my reply. I know Sony fanboys are getting pretty desperate now they they're seeing all the stuff the XB1 will do that the PS4 will not, but this bash doesn't work.

This console has been available for preorders so many times and so many places since release. Either the supply is ridiculous or the demand is weak.

Microsoft said they were going to parcel them out like that. You should also see them show upon store shelves on and off in December. The idea is to allow non-fanatics some chance of getting one.