GameStop: $399 Xbox One Flying Off the Shelves

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 June 2014 / 22,245 Views

The $399 Xbox One without a Kinect went on sale on Monday. The console has been flying off shelves at GameStop according to Bob Puzon, the senior vice president of merchandising.

"They went on sale in GameStop yesterday; these things started to fly off the shelves," Puzon told GameSpot at E3. "It's a huge win and a huge opportunity for us."

While the $399 Xbox One has been selling really well, Puzon added that sales of the $499 Xbox One with Kinect have been "very vibrant" at GameStop.

The Xbox One has been on sale since last November and has sold 4.5 million units to date, according to VGChartz. Microsoft also announced that three million Xbox One's were sold in 2013 and shipments reached five million in April.


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ratchet426 (on 12 June 2014)

Amazon Best Sellers: #8 white PS4 Destiny bundle, #9 PS4. Xbox without Kinect is sitting at #42 and Titanfall bundle at #52. The PS4 has been in the top 10 on Amazon since launch, and the Bone has consistently been in the 40's and 50's. I know Amazon =/= GameStop, but I doubt GameStop's sales history is that much different.


cpg716 (on 13 June 2014)

Amazon can have a game be in the top 3 all month and then it DOESNT even appear in NPD top 10 games for that month.. Amazon is NEVER a good representation of monthly sales..


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ratchet426 (on 13 June 2014)

I see your point, but the numbers certainly indicate that the vast majority of people buying a game console on Amazon are choosing PS4 over XB1 by a factor of almost 6:1. All I'm saying is that I can't imagine consumer spending habits on Amazon are vastly different than other retail outlets.


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withdreday (on 12 June 2014)

Can you say "False Hype"?


SlayerRondo (on 13 June 2014)

They better stop them then or there will be none left for the customers.


greenmedic88 (on 12 June 2014)

I eagerly await this week's numbers as well as the following month's trends.


mind (on 13 June 2014)

Of course they will be, for a few days, but after they'll ran out of 2nd stage fans, ps4 will be back at the top, we need $50 difference(as a basis only) between them for x1 to stay on top.


Bfriedli (on 24 June 2014)

Yup there sure were "flying off the shelves" Averages about less then 2 xbox ones per store sold. Half were probably not even the $399. Was this talking about a dream that this Gamestop VP had or maybe he meant STAYING on the shelves.


Bfriedli (on 18 June 2014)

I think they need to call the "Ghostbusters" if these xboxs are flying off the shelves!! Cause it's defiantly not customers!


mcseprofession (on 15 June 2014)

its not just about the kinect, even though forcing the kinect was just one idea of a horrible vision of an 8th generation gaming system.. It has a lot to do with the fact they lost touch with gamers... Gamers don't want a $500 cable box they can wave and talk to... Sony seen that and capture the hearts of gamers by No always online and we SUPPORT you having, loaning and trading your games, And design a system with playing games in mind. Gamers want to play games, being able to watch netflix, etc. is nothing more then a feature that most phones,tablets,pc's,TV's can already do, and should have never be the main focus of a gaming machine....


ikki5 (on 13 June 2014)

they are still everywhere here.... and my friend that works at one says they sell about the same...


ratchet426 (on 13 June 2014)

6/13/14, 8am update: PS4 Destiny bundle #8 on Amazon best seller list, PS4 #10 Kinect-less Xbox at #45 and XB Titanfall bundle at #56 The sales trend is pretty consistent at least on Amazon US site.


efilysp (on 12 June 2014)

"Flying off the shelves", keep dreaming :)


Kinneas14 (on 12 June 2014)

It's a big price cut, so it has a relevant initial impact. Let's see if weekly sales baseline will increase or if it is just a spark. Well, actually Kinect is not bundled anymore, so technically it isn't 'price cut'.


Bfriedli (on 18 June 2014)

45k global sales the first week then 20k next week after that.


chidori-chan2 (on 17 June 2014)

Fake.


maximus22 (on 13 June 2014)

Hmm flying off shelves does not mean sold out. Which is kind of what I was expecting; at least at first. This should at least put Xbone above PS4 in the US... for a while at least.


SonicCD (on 13 June 2014)

Amazon Germany 06/13/14: X1 with Titalfall: #182 x1 with Kinect: #305 x1 without Kinect: #306 PS4 + Killzone: S.F., Knack + inFamous #27 PS4 #7 PS4 + Watch Dogs #579


binary solo (on 13 June 2014)

If current Xb one sales = "vibrant" then flying off shelves is perhaps not quite what I thought it would be. Still I wouldn't be surprised by 100K for Kintectless in USA on the first week of release of that sku. It would show what a major drag on Xb one Kinect has been. Imagine if it started at $399.


snowy4manutd (on 12 June 2014)

Yeah right thats why its 43 on amazon and ps4 is number 9 in best sellers.


DexInDaJungle (on 12 June 2014)

Though I am not really taking their word, I do have to point out that Gamestop is not Amazon. Stats you see on Amazon in no way affect the sales at Gamestop. So thinking that way is a little silly.


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DexInDaJungle (on 12 June 2014)

Though I am not really taking their word, I do have to point out that Gamestop is not Amazon. Stats you see on Amazon in no way affect the sales at Gamestop. So thinking that way is a little silly.


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DexInDaJungle (on 12 June 2014)

Though I am not really taking their word, I do have to point out that Gamestop is not Amazon. Stats you see on Amazon in no way affect the sales at Gamestop. So thinking that way is a little silly.


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Areal-Llort (on 12 June 2014)

Of course PS4 will be on top of the Amazon charts, people still have trouble finding PS4's locally so they order online. For X1, you can literally walk into any Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart, etc. and find one.


ikki5 (on 13 June 2014)

PS4's are EVERYWHERE. Even more Xbox Ones where do you shop?


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SonicCD (on 13 June 2014)

Now you can buy a PS4 everywhere


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billjones0302 (on 15 June 2014)

Gamestop is backing Microsoft's Xbox One since Sony announced their upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service. If it works it will cut into Gamestop's marketing shares.


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FujiokaMidori (on 12 June 2014)

XBOX One is now, at last, relevant.