Xbox One Launch in pictures

This week has been full of Xbox One hype and it all came to a grand conclusion last night as the console was placed on retails shelves and officially went on sale. The launch marked the conclusion of years worth of work to build the console and get it ready for mass consumer adoption. While Microsoft has had many successful product launches in its history, the Xbox One launch might have been the largest of its kind.

Lines formed around the world as eager gamers waited to get their hands on the next generation console and we have put together a stream of images that highlights some of the excitement that has occurred over the past 36hrs.

Dan Livingstone was the first person in the world to get an Xbox One in New Zealand

Xbox one marking in the land down under

Consumers line-up for the midnight launch of the Xbox One in Seattle

Major Nelson hands out Xbox One blankets to consumers in line waiting for the Xbox One

Xbox One line at BestBuy in Canada 

Xbox One line and billboards in New York

Xbox One line at Union Square

Xbox One line inside of a mall

Xbox One line outside a Future Shop in Canada

Launch Countdown in New York

While we wait to see if Microsoft announces the sales totals for the first weekend, the above images would suggest that there was strong demand for the Xbox One. If you pre-ordered your console before the launch, it should be arriving today which likely makes it a very busy day for FedEx and UPS.

Did you get your hands on the Xbox One? If so, let us know your thoughts about the console in the comments below.

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timster said,
any bets as to what percentage of those waiting at midnight still live in their parents basements?

I would say roughly the same as the other console

I was at midnight launch last night at South Coast Plaza in LA, it was very organized and the staff keep us up to date. Very pleasant experience. Unfortunately, I had to be put on the next list to get so I had to put my name and number for the next shipment.

I got there 9:45 PM and leave at 11 PM

I just picked up my pre-order at Best Buy. I had to wait almost 45 seconds for the woman at the second register to get off the phone. One other guy was there picking one up and about 14 more waiting behind the counter. None for sale on the floor.

have a free blanket on the house! grabbed these for 7 cents each from china ...not sure if mercury or radiation will seep into your skin but thanks for lining up to buy our product, cheerio!

Sonne said,
have a free blanket on the house! grabbed these for 7 cents each from china ...not sure if mercury or radiation will seep into your skin but thanks for lining up to buy our product, cheerio!

I love your imagination.. It has no bounds.

Microsoft sure know how to launch a product.
Their marketing budget must be similar to their development budget for the console!

Even though I'm getting a PS4 and not an XBO I'm glad to see this much support for a Microsoft product. It's very 'Apple' like, I'd love to see this kind of enthusiasm for the Surface one day!

kayzee said,
Even though I'm getting a PS4 and not an XBO I'm glad to see this much support for a Microsoft product. It's very 'Apple' like, I'd love to see this kind of enthusiasm for the Surface one day!

actually the surface launch was a much bigger deal. all of times square was taken over and you could barely get close to the store.

kayzee said,
Even though I'm getting a PS4 and not an XBO I'm glad to see this much support for a Microsoft product. It's very 'Apple' like, I'd love to see this kind of enthusiasm for the Surface one day!

I'd love to see this kind of enthusiasm for something that really mattered. Like voting, for instance.

COKid said,

I'd love to see this kind of enthusiasm for something that really mattered. Like voting, for instance.

I'd love to not go there on a gaming topic!

Congrats Microsoft! Looks like a big turnout!

neonspark said,
actually the surface launch was a much bigger deal. all of times square was taken over and you could barely get close to the store.

You talking about the Surface or Surface 2? Because the Surface 2 was incredibly underwhelming, even by our expectations.

neonspark said,

actually the surface launch was a much bigger deal. all of times square was taken over and you could barely get close to the store.

Are you sure? I'm positive I saw queues of about 8 people for the Surface release...