The big Xbox One unveil may have left some quarters underwhelmed but it seems that preorder game buyers and web streamers were excited enough for everybody. The big announcement broke records in becoming the most widely streamed online event ever and Blockbusters has announced that the console has broken their preorder records too. Meanwhile, Amazon offered a stakeholder price of £599.99 for the system.
It was a busy day for the Xbox One despite it not being that imminent a release. Companies like Amazon have started taking preorders; the online retailer’s website offered a preorder price of £599.99. While they commented that this was simply a placeholder price tag it has probably dampened the exuberance of excited teenagers across the country.
Blockbusters have also started taking preorders on the system. While no exorbitantly high placeholder price tag was used, they have reported that the as yet unpriced console has broken the record for being the most preordered game in the company’s history. Never one to miss out some blatant PR, the head of Blockbuster’s Games department said “At Blockbuster, we have a fantastic array of adrenaline-fueled console games for sale or rental.”
The system may have endured a number of bad, and indeed premature, reviews but the unveiling was the most widely streamed event on record. Its 8.45m viewers meant that it surpassed the Royal Wedding and the Presidential Election.
As yet, no price or release date have been given for the Xbox One but more details are expected to be announced at next month’s E3 Expo event.