Rumour: GameStop No Longer Taking Xbox One Pre-Orders

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Sep 9, 2009
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I'll post this as rumour for now, lock if old, search came up with nothing...
Shortly after Microsoft and Sony held their E3 press conferences on June 10, GameStop had pre-order SKUs in their system for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 respectively. With price points and launch windows announced, both systems were available for consumers to reserve almost immediately. Just over a week later, the pre-order SKU for Xbox One has been removed from GameStop’s system corporate-wide without explanation.

As of this morning, GameStop management has confirmed that they are not currently taking reserves on Xbox One. No official explanation has been given for the removal of the SKU at this time, and GameStop has not clarified whether or not they will re-open the reserve list at a later time. PlayStation 4 is still available for reserve, and Sony recently announced that GameStop has pledged to buy every PlayStation 4 they can get their hands on.
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If true its probably supply related, I doubt its Gamestop feuding with MS or whatever.

Or maybe they're going to revise price/SKUs who knows.
 
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For what it's worth, Xbox One preorder offers are still plastered all across GameStop's website. Assuming that this is true, I wonder when they'll start removing stuff/refunding people who come in "after" the cutoff.
 
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Hopefully it's because they refused to downclock the system and are having issues mass producing it for the time being. An even weaker Xbox One would be bad new for multi-platform titles.
But wouldn't they have to delay the system till 2014 for them to do that?

Anyway, the Xbox One will probably see small shipments this year...A good strategy as well.
 
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