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.