US Retailer Target Ships XboxOne Pre-Orders Before Its Launch Because Of A “System Error”

Due to a “system error”, US retailer Target has send out a small number of their XboxOne per-order’s before the official date. One console even found its way on to internet auction site, Ebay, where the bids had reached a staggering $10,000, the auction was quickly taken down.

A Twitter user going by the handle Moonlightswami, has been posting pictures via his Twitter, he even made and unboxing video and placed it on Youtube – The video was removed after a copyright claim was made by Microsoft.

Moonlightswami – if that is his real name – bought the XboxOne legitimately but it hasn’t stopped MS from banning the console as soon as it went online. Before the console was ‘ban’, MoonlightSwami let us know of a few details saying, the day one patch for the XboxOne is 500GB, and games like Call of Duty: Ghosts are between 31GB to 45GB.

Obviously, we don’t know if this is 100% fact. But, we’re going to have to take his word for it at the moment because, well, it’s the only word we have on it.

MS also released a statement saying that the console will only have online restrictions “connecting to Xbox Live until closer to our launch date”.

How did these people get their orders before the street release date? A spokesperson from MS told Kotaku, “Due to a systems error, Target shipped a small number of video game consoles prior to the street date,” and, “The vast majority of video game preorders are slated to arrive on the street date.” We’re told that at least 150 machines have been shipped at this time.



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