GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel
retailer of video games, is taking final pre-orders on the launch day
edition of Microsoft’s next generation, all-in-one gaming and
entertainment system, the Xbox One.
For a limited time only, pre-orders for the Xbox One standard edition
can be made at any U.S. GameStop store location or online at www.gamestop.com/xbox-one
with a $100 deposit that will be applied toward the $499 cost of the
console.* All customers reserving now can pick up the console on the
launch date, November 22.
“Calling all gamers, if you have not pre-ordered your Xbox One console,
now is your last chance,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of
merchandising for GameStop. “We have worked closely with Microsoft to
offer our customers another opportunity to pre-order an Xbox One before
its official launch date. One of the many great features of the Xbox One
is that there are no limitations to using and sharing games and players
can share and trade in games as before.”
This new supply of consoles available for pre-order follows the trade
program launched earlier this fall in which GameStop is offering a
guaranteed $50 upgrade credit for its PowerUp Rewards™ members who
purchase eligible Xbox 360 games to trade toward the purchase of the new
Xbox One version of those same titles for just $9.99. Of the eligible
titles, two of the fall’s biggest games launched this week to great
fanfare: Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 4 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s
Creed IV Black Flag.
“Microsoft is excited to partner with GameStop to bring Xbox One to
consumers at launch and as part of our Area One hands on events,” said
Matt Barlow, General Manager of Xbox Marketing. “Xbox One has an
award-winning line of blockbuster games coming this holiday, the biggest
and best online community, and is the only console to bring all your
entertainment together in one place.”
GameStop customers can also pre-order the first games available on the
new system, including these titles exclusive to the Xbox One: Ryse:
Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5, published by Microsoft
Studios, as well as Capcom’s Dead Rising 3.
In addition, related accessories, such as the wireless controller,
headsets and more are available for pre-order and while at GameStop,
customers can also purchase an Xbox LIVE Gold membership that works
across both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
*Limit one console pre-order per household. Quantities are
limited, so customers must secure their console today.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world’s largest multichannel
video game retailer. GameStop’s global retail network and family of
brands include 6,544 company-operated stores in 15 countries and online
The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com,
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine,
the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a
streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform
available at www.GameStop.com/PC;
and an online consumer electronics trade-in platform available at www.BuyMyTronics.com.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s
corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop
and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.