Console sells out ahead of its launch.
Boy, all that negativity around Xbox One, and people still want one. Maybe it’s because Microsoft went back on all the anti consumer stuff about the new console. Maybe it’s because of the sheer momentum the Xbox brand has at this point. Maybe it’s because they are genuinely interested in the new games coming to Xbox One.
No matter what the reason, the console has enormous demand. Best Buy has just sold out of its entire allocation of Xbox One pre-order units, just one day after Gamestop reported that it would have to close pre-orders for the PlayStation 4.
Of course, remember, pre-orders rarely ever mean anything. The Wii U sold out on its pre-orders too (so much so that Gamestop had to begin a second list of pre-orders), and look at how it’s done in the market so far. Still, it’s hard to deny that it’s some good fodder for fanboys who are priming up for the next round of the console wars, so have at it, I guess.