GameStop US stores reach Xbox One pre-order limits

Some retailers, including GameStop in the US, started taking pre-orders for the $499.99 Xbox One game console last week. Today, there's word that GameStop retail locations have stopped taking pre-orders for the Xbox One, due to those stores reaching their allocation limits as set by Microsoft.

Polygon reports that GameStop stores across the country, when contacted by phone, reported they could not accept any more pre-orders for the Xbox One. A GameStop store manager in California states, "We were only given an allocation of 16 Xbox Ones but we have 60 PlayStation 4s and we're still taking orders."

Last week, GameStop stated that people could reserve their Xbox One Day One edition in their stores with a $100 deposit. An official GameStop spokesperson confirmed today that its stores are no longer taking pre-orders for the Xbox One Day One Edition but did not mention anything about reaching order limits. It added that the retailer is still taking reservations for the Xbox One on its website. Also, people can also reserve Xbox One games and its wireless controller both online and in its stores.

Microsoft said last week that the Xbox One would be released in November but did not give a specific launch date.

Source: Polygon | Image via Microsoft

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Alexander Nevrmind said,
This is going to get worse since MS dropped the restrictions.

I was about to say that, though on one hand the change is good, on the other we do lose some features that sounded good to me. Sharing your whole library regardless of disc or digital without having to actually pass a disc around. I liked that one the most.

Don't think I've ever walked out of GameStop with a purchase. When they tried to sell me an opened game as new, it was the last straw. Horrible retail experience. They should be bankrupt within 2 years....

I wish I had known. Paying just $100 upfront would have been a nice plus. Well I pre-ordered with Amazon. Won;t charge until it ships. Gives me time to save up a bit.
I wasnt going to get one at first, but I have until Nov to decide if I will just keep my 360.

I rather have this vs a PS. I will likely send my Xbox to my wife's family in the Philippines.

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Jun 19 2013, 8:23pm :

its simple. sony allocated more units to pure gaming stores like gamestop,because their console offers nothing to non gamers. Microsoft allocated more units to places like walmart,amazon,etc.. because they are targeting multiple markets and the general consumer as much as the gamer.

Spicoli said,
Or it could be Microsoft seems to be actively trying to put stores like Gamestop out of business so didn't want to depend on them to sell their hardware.
PAHAHAH! You're so funny.
You read the other bit of news today, too, didn't you?

TCLN Ryster said,

You *could* care less? So you do care then.

Not at all. I will not step in that store once again. The sales person doesn't have personalities, and when you trade a game, even in excellent condition, they will still try to convince you that your trade has a lower value, so that they can resell it for a higher price. I've seen it happened to my friends too often.

@vcfan: Actually they do offer things to non-gamers; its just that Sony cares about games more. I find that Microsoft lacks in games; yes they have Gears and Halo and yes, I do like both of those franchise. But I like the Sony exclusives better.

RommelS said,

Not at all. I will not step in that store once again. The sales person doesn't have personalities, and when you trade a game, even in excellent condition, they will still try to convince you that your trade has a lower value, so that they can resell it for a higher price. I've seen it happened to my friends too often.

Imagine that, Gamestop trying to make money off of your trade-in. You do understand that 1) they are in business to make money and 2) they have expenses.

Jlobb2 said,

Imagine that, Gamestop trying to make money off of your trade-in. You do understand that 1) they are in business to make money and 2) they have expenses.

First of all, read my comments again. I'm not the one that did the trade in. Second, you don't have to remind me about business because I've started and sold my own small business in the past. I know it is their model, however, their model is also hurting the publishers, and ripping you TOO MUCH for your trade in.

propelthis said,
@vcfan: Actually they do offer things to non-gamers; its just that Sony cares about games more. I find that Microsoft lacks in games; yes they have Gears and Halo and yes, I do like both of those franchise. But I like the Sony exclusives better.

and they have the backings of Japanese game publishers. With the piracy in anime, some of the anime creator has decided to work with games as well.

RommelS said,

Not at all. I will not step in that store once again.

Then the phrase you need is "couldn't care less", not "could care less". They mean opposite things

Argh ...I didn't even notice that!
Thanks for clariying my mistaked. I was wondering why you said that. LOL

Edited by RommelS, Jun 21 2013, 6:13pm :

That is probably just the Day One SKU.
Also, I will be SHOCKED if Sony can actually produce enough PS4s to fill the pre-orders. I'm expecting a ton of disappointed people.

Thief000 said,
I heard most of the preorder slots went to Amazon and their own stores, so not necessarily a bad thing at all.

if true then agreed. Not jumping on any opinion right now btw, just staying open minded. I'll be grabbing a x1 at launch.

duddit2 said,
Ummmm something seems odd about 10 allocation to 60 for ps4, if true and doesn't change its not a good thing.

Yeah, I'm also hoping that isn't indicative of the support GameStop will be giving the console going forward. I expect though, that it will have rather poor placement.