Chief digital officer of the UK retail Ian Chambers reports a “massive turnout” across 300 retail chains.
The Xbox One’s launch has been fairly successful thus far, with UK retailer GAME reporting to VG247 that the number of consoles sold will easily surpass that of the Xbox 360 when it first launched.
Chief digital officer Ian Chambers stated that, “Last night was incredible. You could almost taste the excitement – gamers had been waiting for Xbox One for over eight years and we saw a massive turnout at the midnight openings at more than 300 GAME stores across the UK.
“We’ve seen record pre-order numbers for the new generation consoles and looking at the initial response it’s clear that sales will easily surpass that delivered at the Xbox 360 launch. There is still huge demand and if you pre-order now we can still get your Xbox One to you in time for Christmas, so don’t miss out.
“The first of the new generation consoles has set the bar high and along with our customers we can’t wait to get to grips with everything the Xbox One has to offer.”
The PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15th and also saw a stellar response, selling 1 million units within its first 24 hours on sale. It will be arriving in Europe on November 29th. Till then, what are your thoughts about the Xbox One’s launch?