A new photo has been revealed showing that the first batch of Xbox Series X preorders is now inside warehouses and will be shipped to retailers soon. After months of rumors, Sony and Microsoft started taking preorders for their respective next-gen consoles last September, but the move went more smoothly on the side of Microsoft.
Sony started to take preorders for the PlayStation 5 in an effort to outplay Microsoft by releasing them as soon as the launch date for the console was announced. This resulted in shops apparently opening preorder windows at random times, leaving unexpecting players disappointed.
In general, Sony’s PlayStation 5 preorders were a big mess with stores opening their preorder sites before fans were expecting which resulted in an influx of confused gamers attempting to get a PlayStation 5 preorder all at once. Most of them received error messages upon checkout and even if they have already bought the console, some were sent email messages that they won’t receive their preorders on the release date.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 12, 2020
Of course, most fans don’t have all day refreshing retailer websites however, scalpers can, which also resulted in angry customers who missed the chance to buy the PlayStation 5 and are now faced with extremely high reseller prices.
On the other hand, the preorders for the Xbox Series X was managed much smoothly since Microsoft planned in force the start dates and times. It looks like Microsoft’s next-gen console launch is progressing as expected with Daniel Ahmad, an analyst and industry insider posted a photo on his Twitter account showing the first batch of Xbox Series X preorders that have just arrived inside a warehouse which looks like they are ready to be shipped. The image also provides another glance at the Xbox Series X retail box which features an image of Halo Infinite on it despite the game being delayed until next year.
Microsoft has already been sending Xbox Series X systems to influencers and journalists who were then able to demonstrate the console’s quicker loading times and backward compatibility features. It’s guaranteed that the Xbox Series X is more than ready to be in the hands of players next month, unlike the PlayStation 5 which is now canceling preorders and has broken shipments around the United Kingdom and the United States.
The next-generation of gaming consoles is beginning next month however, there has been a lot of confusion throughout the whole year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic causing production problems across the world.
It looks like these concerns were untrue to Microsoft, as there has been no news of delays about the first batch of shipment of their next-gen consoles. The question now is if Sony can recover from their recent preorder mishaps and make sure that the PlayStation 5 will also be ready for its release next month or else, it will lose to its toughest rival by not having enough stocks in retailer stores, forcing customers to choose the Xbox Series X.