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Xbox One pre-orders start arriving ahead of launch

Luke Johnson


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A number of Xbox One pre-order consoles have already started hitting gamers’ doorsteps two weeks before the PS4 rival is supposed to go on sale.

Despite the Xbox One release date not being set to take place until November 22, US retailer Target has jumped the gun, with a number of Xbox One pre-order customers have revealed that they have already received their next-gen consoles.

In a move that is sure to infuriate manufacturer Microsoft ahead of the company’s big release later this month, some Xbox One pre-orders placed through Target started appearing on doorsteps on Friday, a week ahead of the PS4 release date in the US and two weeks before the Xbox 360 follow-on should have landed.

While most Xbox One pre-order customers around the world are still waiting on their next-gen consoles, those who have received their consoles have revealed a number of new details on the upcoming devices and the surrounding services.

According to those who already have the Xbox One, the console’s boot-up time has been measured in at a a speedy 17 seconds. What’s more, the day-one patch download, required to enable the Xbox One able to play games measures in at 500MB.

With one new Xbox One owner, who goes under the Twitter handle @MoonlightSwami, posting a hands-on video with the console to YouTube, Microsoft has since blocked his new console as well as forcing the video clips to be removed from the web.

Prior to the console ban, the user revealed just how sizeable some of the Xbox One game downloads will be, with NBA2K14 set to line up at 43GB. Further leaked titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts and Forza 5 will line up at 39GB and 31GB in size respectively.

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Via: Engadget


November 10, 2013, 3:35 pm

and got an online ban.

great customer service m$!


November 10, 2013, 5:36 pm

31gb-43gb per game? A 500gb hard drive is going to last a long time.

I am unanimous in that

November 10, 2013, 6:13 pm

I'm quite happy to wait and see exactly what the games look like on the Xbox 720 before forking out £430. The latest news about apps doesn't really interest me either. The whole xbox 720 has been one PR fiasco after the next and at the moment my wallet remains tightly shut.

John J. McCalister Jr.

November 11, 2013, 12:00 am

43 GB for NBA 2K14!?!?! Thats ONE GAME and all we get is a 500 GB hard drive that we cant switch out with another one??? That sucks! Everything else is pretty cool though

John J. McCalister Jr.

November 11, 2013, 12:06 am

Thats kinda what I was thinking. Its not the customers fault that it came early. Those are day one customers. M$ shouldnt do them like that

Marc Andrew Hooton

November 11, 2013, 1:49 pm

I think you get an unlimited cloud allowance for games though. So you can access your games from another console just by longing in. Like I say, I think!! :)


November 12, 2013, 7:20 pm

Microsoft is going to release an update to allow you to plug in an external USB hard drives. The ps4 won't have that


November 13, 2013, 12:39 pm

Bold statement to say the PS4 "won't" have it. Unless the PS4 doesn't have usb ports, can Sony not also release an update to allow you to plug in external USB?

Wonder what the difference in speed is between transferring data from the internal hard drive vs a usb hard drive. Could be issues with games that stream info.


November 13, 2013, 12:43 pm

Fully agree. Not the customers fault they got it early. Wonder what "blocked his new console" means. And not sure how they managed to get smoeone elses videos taken down.

MS, customer relations and (good!) PR don't go hand in hand.


November 13, 2013, 9:05 pm

Well from what was announced Microsoft said they will and Sony said no. That is not an indefinite we won't ever do it jo just a no for the near future.

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