GameStop: 250,000 Customers Interested in Xbox One

It's only been a few days since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One and offered us our first glimpse of the next generation of Xbox. Already UK retailer GameStop is reporting a huge amount of interest from customers.

Despite the confusion regarding used games and always-on connections, it seems that an overwhelming number of people want updates about the Xbox One and the availability of the console. GameStop reports that a quarter of a million people have already registered their interest in the console, opting to sign up for the retailer's 'First to Know' notification service. MCV cites GameStop president Tony Bartel as saying 250,000 people signed up for updates on the console in just two days.

Meanwhile, other UK retailers already have the console up for pre-order despite the fact that Microsoft hasn't offered any specifics on a release date or pricing beyond stating that the console would be out this year. Both GameStop and Blockbuster have the Xbox One up for pre-order, and customers looking to secure a unit console will have to put down a £20 deposit. Presumably, they will be notified of the release date when it is made known.

The Xbox One packs 8 GB of RAM, an 8-Core CPU from AMD, a 500 GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, HDMI in and out ports, USB 3.0, 802.11n wireless, as well as a brand new version of the Kinect sensor. The new Kinect model will ship with every Xbox One unit sold, so we're assuming that will drive the price up somewhat. We'll keep you posted on that one.

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  • MajinCry
    Asking about a console means pish all.
    "Can we play used games? Do we have to pay a fee?"
    "Is it backwards compatible?"
    "How much will it cost?"
    "What games will be coming out for it?"
    This is nothing unique.
  • MyNewRig
    So much hype is going around these new consoles, from EA executive saying that NextGen consoles are 5 years ahead of today top PCs, to claims that there is a massive interest surrounding consoles that we do not know much about still and might not show up in the market until next year...
    That is really too much, failing to compete on the hardware front and instead competing with mambo jumbo marketing gimmicks
    I wish that consoles were really that great and then i would stop spending 10s of thousands on PC hardware and buy a console instead that only costs the price of one high end graphics card!
  • MyNewRig
    So much hype is going around these new consoles, from EA executive saying that NextGen consoles are 5 years ahead of today top PCs, to claims that there is a massive interest surrounding consoles that we do not know much about still and might not show up in the market until next year...

    That is really too much, failing to compete on the hardware front and instead competing with mambo jumbo marketing gimmicks

    I wish that consoles were really that great and then i would stop spending 10s of thousands on PC hardware and buy a console instead that only costs the price of one high end graphics card!