Video game and movie renting and buying retailer (Blockbuster) has has a reported record number of pre-orders for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One gaming console.
In a statement to MCVUK, the Head of Games at the giant retailer James Morton said: “We are delighted by the huge number of pre-orders that we have received so far for the new Microsoft console.”
He added: “At Blockbuster, we have a fantastic array of adrenaline-fuelled console games for sale or rental. Our expert staff know gaming and they know consoles and these pre-orders are testament to our customers’ trust in us as a leading gaming retailer.”
Morton then went on to say: “With Sony releasing the PS4 in the near future, the next few months are going to be an exciting time for our staff and customers at Blockbuster and we can’t wait to hear more details from both Sony and Microsoft at the E3 Expo next month.”
There’s also been a German listing on major retailer Amazon.com for pre-orders of the Xbox One. The pricing that they’ve put up with the listing is €599 (£513), but this is not official. Zavvi have also got in on the act and predicted a release date of November 30th 2013, and the machine to sell for around £400.
The Xbox One was officially unveiled by Microsoft last Tuesday, and they said that the console would be available at the end of this current year around the world. Harvey Eagle who’s the UK marketing manager for Xbox said that the E3 event this year will just be about gaming.
The E3 conference event will go live at 10am Pacific Time on 10th June next month.