GameStop stops taking Xbox One pre-orders in store.
According to NeoGAF (via an article on GenGame today), GameStop is no longer accepting pre-orders for the Xbox One following E3.
This may come as a surprise, as (as far as I know, anyway. Feel free to correct me if I’m mistaken!) they have not stopped taking pre-orders for a major console before. The Xbox One seems to be a series of firsts… no used games, always online, and now no more pre-orders through GameStop.
The article states, “As of this morning, GameStop management has confirmed that they are not currently taking reserves on Xbox One. No official explanation has been given for the removal of the SKU at this time, and GameStop has not clarified whether or not they will re-open the reserve list at a later time. PlayStation 4 is still available for reserve, and Sony recently announced that GameStop has pledged to buy every PlayStation 4 they can get their hands on.”
There is one thing to note, however. If you go to the GameStop website, you can indeed still place a pre-order for the Xbox One. I tried to add several versions to the cart, and while some did not add (there was no error message or anything, it just took me to an empty cart), others did.
Will the stores start taking pre-orders again? Will this give Sony even more of an advantage?