Xbox One controller and headset available to pre-order

July 29, 2013 by Staff - 3 Comments


Xbox One controllers and wired headsets are now available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store and also Amazon. Interestingly, the release date for the controller on Amazon is November 27 (this part in particular discussed further below).

Check everything out (and order if you really want) at the Microsoft Store. The Xbox One wireless controller will set you back $59.99, while the controller combined with the plug & play charge kit is an extra $15 at $74.99 ($10 cheaper than buying the items separately). The headset is $24.99.

Given that there is no headset included in the Xbox One console bundle, picking one up is likely to be a must for anyone serious about playing online. Also, what’s the point of purchasing a brand new, latest generation Xbox One and not being able to show it off to your mates (or rather play it with them)? So you might wanna think seriously about grabbing an extra controller now too…

As for the November 27 release date for the Xbox One controller on Amazon, the Microsoft Store lists the controller for release on December 31 and Amazon itself has a December 31 release date (still) for the Xbox One console. So we’re not really seeing this as a potential leak of the Xbox One release date. Then again, you never know…

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Pre-order availability for Xbox One continues to be mixed

July 16, 2013 by Staff - 3 Comments


Finding a Day One edition Xbox One console is becoming harder and harder with Gamestop the latest retailer to flick the “unavailable switch”. Having re-opened pre-orders just last weekend, the games retailer is now back out of stock and even the Day One game bundles (which were previously a good bet) are unavailable.

As for other retailers, Amazon has not let you pre-order the Day One edition for a while now (although the standard edition is still available). The good news is that Best Buy pre-orders for the Xbox One are back (having been MIA/up & down for the last few days). Walmart is also an option and is still taking pre-orders. You can also order directly from Microsoft themselves via the Microsoft Store (an option that, for some reason, doesn’t seem to get much coverage to be honest).

Have you pre-ordered your Xbox One and if so, where? If not, are you beginning to worry about getting a console come launch in November?

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PS4 game preorder bonus at Amazon

June 15, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Playstation 4 preorders are running red hot right now and if you want a console on launch day, then we highly recommend getting in the line early. That said, if you want to preorder some games at the same time, Amazon is running a special deal that might interest you.

If you have some old games, consoles or accessories that you want to trade-in, they’ll give you an additional $10 on top of whatever you trade. For example, trade in $30 worth of old PS3 games, and they’ll give you $40 back in credit total. This is a great way to get rid of games you’re never going to play again, as well as save a few dollars on next-gen PS4 games.

All the details you need are on this page at Amazon, including the PS4 games you can preorder.

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Amazon preorder bonus for Xbox One games

June 14, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Hopefully you’ve preordered your Xbox One console by now, but if want to grab some games too, and also clean out your old collection, Amazon has a deal for you.

Right now if you trade in $10 minimum worth of old games, consoles or accessories, you’ll get an additional $10 credit on top of that towards a preorder of select X1 games (amongst others). For example, trade in a couple of old Xbox 360 games for $20, and you’ll get that plus an extra $10 in credit.

All the details are on this page at Amazon, including which specific Xbox One games you can preorder.

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