After an initial flurry of Xbox One pre-orders that pushed Amazon.com to be sold out, the online retailer has a new batch of Xbox One hardware available for pre-order now, including the special Xbox One Day One Edition. That special version of the console will only be available at launch, so if you want to get one, you’d better get over to Amazon and pre-order it now. Here’s the direct link: Xbox One Day One Edition at Amazon.
Available for a limited time only, the Xbox One “Day One Edition” includes the console itself, a commemorative controller that says “Day One” on it, a token code to unlock an exclusive Day One Achievement, and premium packaging. Best yet, the Day One Edition comes at no additional cost to the non-Day-One consoles, so you’ll want to pre-order it from the link above ASAP.
Interestingly, if you pre-order your Xbox One at Amazon, it’s one of the only ways to get the console without spending even more money on one of the forced bundles that other retailers are assembling. Retailers like Gamestop, Walmart, Target and others are bundling games and accessories with the Xbox One console itself, forcing gamers to pay more than the $499 MSRP of the standard console package. So, Amazon is one of the cheapest ways to get an Xbox One console.
With excitement riding high for the PS4 and Xbox One on this last day of E3, it’s not surprising to have seen Amazon’s initial batch of Xbox One pre-orders sell out. People interested in PS4 pre-orders at Amazon haven’t had the same misfortune, as Sony apparently guaranteed more hardware for the initial push, but it’s still a very good idea to pre-order a PS4 as well, just to be safe.
Neither Microsoft nor Sony has officially unveiled the specific Xbox One release date or PS4 release date, respectively, instead choosing simply to say the consoles are coming “in November” or “this holiday.” As a result, the Xbox One and PS4 Amazon pages show a date of November 30. That’s a traditional practice when a simple release month has been publicized, so don’t read too much into that date. As we reported earlier, that actual PS4 release date may have been revealed by a large third-party publisher as being November 19.
Regardless of the release date, though, you’ll want to get over to Amazon to pre-order your Xbox One and/or your PS4 ASAP, particularly if you’re looking to pre-order the Xbox One Day One Edition, which has already been “sold out” once at the online retailer. Good luck, and get your order in soon!