UK Retailers: Xbox One X Launch Stock to be Much Lower Than Xbox One Launch

UK Retailers: Xbox One X Launch Stock to be Much Lower Than Xbox One Launch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 October 2017 / 2,824 Views

The Xbox One X might be in short support at lunch, according to UK retailers speaking with MCVUK.

One retailer said it was allocated just five Xbox One X units, a fraction of the 100 it requested and less than a quarter it received when the Xbox One launched in 2013. 

 

"We are seeing very high demand for Xbox One X and while we are doing our best to keep up with that demand, unfortunately it is the case that, as with any new console launch, there is a limited amount of stock available," said distributor Exertis. "This is not specific to independent retailers and we are finding that every retailer would wish to have more Xbox One X stock for launch, which is reflective of the strong pre-order performance we are seeing.

"What we are doing is working very hard to keep supply flowing in the weeks immediately following launch, and we are hopeful that additional stock will be available in the subsequent weeks."

 

"We are seeing very high demand for Xbox One X," said Harvey Eagle, Xbox UK and Ireland Category Director. "We are doing our best to keep up with that demand but unfortunately it is the case that, as with any new console launch, there is always a limited amount of stock available at launch.

"We are doing everything we can to address retailers’ short-term requirements for launch, as well as working very hard to keep supply flowing in the weeks immediately following launch." He added for consumers: "Please check delivery dates with your retailer when pre-ordering Xbox One X so you are clear when the product will be available."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

fleischr (on 03 October 2017)

"The fastest selling Xbox launch in history!"


Podings (on 03 October 2017)

I'd imagine said high demand to be met rather quickly though. It's a pretty specific audience that wants this machine.


Bandorr (on 03 October 2017)

Pretty sure the second set of paragraphs is just the first ones re-written "We are seeing very high demands" "we are doing our best" "working very hard"


Ggordon (on 03 October 2017)

Would be a tough sell since europe prefers playstation over others


SecondWar (on 03 October 2017)

Except in the UK, where typically the Xbox does better than on the continent.


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darkenergy (on 03 October 2017)

Get your shit together, Microsoft. I'm have the Sunset Bundle flashback again.


Errorist76 (on 03 October 2017)

Probably in line with the interest of people here in Germany.


tripenfall (on 03 October 2017)

Hopefully this can be the shot in the arm the XBox brand needs right now....


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markodeniro (on 03 October 2017)

Using Nintendo tactics, nice.