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Target Admits to Shipping "a Small Amount" of Xbox Ones Early

Target admits to Xbox One shipping snafu.

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According to Kotaku, retail giant Target has confirmed sending a "small amount" of Xbox Ones early. 

This comes on the heels of someone trying to sell one on eBay for nearly $10,000, and MoonlightSwami flooding Twitter with previously undisclosed information regarding the new system.

A Target spokesperson told Kotaku that a slight system error resulted in some Xbox Ones being sent out early - though the vast majority will remain safe until November 22. 


Another source told Kotaku that the snafu took place because some foolish clerk neglected to ascribe a release date for the non-Day One editions of the console. So the automated shipping systems sent them out as soon as they were delivered to the warehouses. Kotaku says a Target rep has yet to confirm that claim - though it would make perfect sense if that is how it all went down.

You can check out some of MoonlightSwami's information right here.

Do you think the recent flood of information will end up helping Microsoft come Xbox One launch day? Sound off in the comments down below and maybe I'll give you a professional recommendation to work at target and fix that place up!

Originally Published Nov. 9th 2013

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    Amanda Wallace 11 months ago
    Associate Editor
    As far as helping or hindering the consoles success, I think that really depends on how good the console is. If it lives up to expectations, or even blows them out of the water, that word of mouth is going to be super helpful come holiday season. But if people get it and like discover the red ring of death and some fatal overheating issue before Day 1, then it would be a huge blow.
  • 39
    Max Jay 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    I think it'll be good no matter what to be honest with you. PlayStation has had so much of the mind share since it was announced a few months earlier and Microsoft hasn't been able to catch up. Yet now, even with the PS4's launch just a few short days away this is all anyone is talking about.
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    Amanda Wallace 11 months ago
    Associate Editor
    I don't know if that is a good thing. A mistake that leads to an untold amount of your product being released early? It's a minor irritation, and will pass when the PS4 launches.
  • 53
    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Cooling technology has come a long way since the release of the original 360s that had the overheating issues and I'm sure with the design upgrade, that MS has done a lot of research about it. They wouldn't want to make that mistake again. The last time, it cost them a lot of money to fix and replace all those consoles. If the One can do even half of what they've showed, I will be honestly impressed.
  • 39
    Max Jay 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Oh yeah, it'll definitely pass. But I think the good vibes will continue past the PS4 launch. It wont be on the front page of every news site, but it absolutely has put Microsoft in a much better light than it has been for the past few months.
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    Amanda Wallace 11 months ago
    Associate Editor
    Oh, I don't think there will be an overheating issue. I've just been reading about Alienware laptops apparently having overheating issues, so that was the best example to come to mind. I agree with you about functionality, for both consoles.
  • 53
    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Being a laptop gamer, heating is an unfortunate problem for higher end graphics cards still. There is still only so much room to play with. I'm constantly fighting heating issues with every laptop I try to game on. These suckers get hot!
  • 39
    Max Jay 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Right?! That's why consoles are the way to go :-p. Can you get one of those mat/fan thingies to put your laptop on?
  • 53
    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    lol Consoles don't play my preferred type of game. And I could but the good ones are fairly on the expensive side. My last laptop was missing the holes cut into the pattern that is supposed to suck in air to cool it off. A manufacturer's defect I did not uncover till the warranty had run out, unfortunately. But I am working on getting a custom gaming rig built. Being a web dev, I need the extra power for video creation and such. :)
  • 39
    Max Jay 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Couldn't you write that off on your taxes since it's a work expense?
  • 53
    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    I'm not sure. Never really thought about it that way as I use it also for gaming and other personal reasons. Something to look into I suppose tho.
  • 53
    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Wow, to only be so lucky, y'know?
  • 39
    Max Jay 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Yeah - it seems like Microsoft is actually being pretty cool about it too. Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) is apparently in contact with the gentleman. Looks like a mistake turned into a cool opportunity.
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    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    Yeah. I was reading up on all the tweets on this guys feed after reading your two articles. Microsoft is really proving its people skills this year when its come to the One. Instead of throwing their weight around, they've taken all the criticism about their original ideas and thrown them out. And they've made the One more than just a gaming console. Life is interactive, why shouldn't consoles be? And why should people be excluded from the technology just because they aren't gamers.
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    Max Jay 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    A valid point! I get concerned that Microsoft spent too much energy working on non-game related components of the XBO - but since I'm a gamer that's exactly what I should be worried about. Their showing at E3 really upset me, especially since I have been an extremely loyal proponent of the Xbox since the 360 was released.

    This whole scandal turned good news has kind of turned me around to them though. I'm still getting a PS4 first since I firmly believe it is a superior gaming machine. But I'm a lot more comfortable with eventually purchasing an XBO since they've dropped the holier then thou attitude and are treating their customers like... well... customers.
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    Mary Yeager 11 months ago
    Senior Intern
    I plan on getting both. The PS 4 to me is not what I would consider family friendly like the Xbox One does. I have two little ones, including a four year old, that like to game and the Xbox dashboard is really simple and easy for my youngest to navigate on her own. So that will be the one I get first. Of course, I won't get them simultaneously unless I win the lottery though. lol

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