Xbox One pre-orders break all Microsoft records, more Day One Editions made available

Pre-orders up 200% in Europe since Gamescom

Xbox One pre-orders have entered Microsoft history books, the firm has announced - according to vice-president of marketing, strategy and business Yusuf Mehdi, the firm has "sold out of our pre-order supply faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever".

Pre-orders in Europe are apparently up 200 per cent since Gamescom, during which Microsoft announced that all Xbox One pre-orders would receive a free download code for a copy of FIFA 14. The firm later changed its policy, however - the FIFA 14 offer only applies to the Day One Xbox One Edition, a commemorative pre-order exclusive that's sold for the same price as the standard edition - £429 or $499. Microsoft is making more Xbox One Day Editions available, following retailer shortages.


"As a result of this incredible consumer demand and the development progress on Xbox One, I am thrilled to share that today we are making available a limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles for pre-order," Mehdi added. "We have coordinated with our retail partners to make it easy for you to reserve your Xbox One today."

The Xbox One's release date is 22nd November worldwide - the console will launch in 13 markets initially, with "many more" to follow in 2014. If you're wondering where to pre-order, we've rounded up all the retailers that currently carry the Xbox One Day One Edition for inspection.

Here are all currently announced Xbox One games, and here's a list of Xbox One launch games. For more on the console itself, check out our enormous Xbox One guide.