Though Microsoft isn't expected to announce any more details on the Xbox One until E3, it seems that Blockbuster customers have heard enough to know they want the console. Blockbuster in the UK reports that pre-orders for the upcoming games console from Microsoft have been record breaking.
James Morton, who is head of product at Blockbuster in the United Kingdom, told MCVUK that the pre-orders have broken all previous records in the company's 24-year history. Morton is quoted as saying Blockbuster is 'delighted' by the huge number of people committing to the Xbox One.
"At Blockbuster, we have a fantastic array of adrenaline-fueled console games for sale or rental," he said. "Our expert staff know gaming and they know consoles and these pre-orders are testament to our customers' trust in us as a leading gaming retailer."
After years of rumors, Microsoft finally unveiled the newest Xbox at an event on the Redmond campus on May 21. The Xbox One packs 8 GB of RAM, an 8-Core CPU, a 500 GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, HDMI in and out ports, USB 3.0, 802.11n wireless, as well as a brand new version of the Kinect sensor. However, several aspects of the console have been criticized by gamers, including the focus on entertainment and TV and the fact that users will have to pay a fee to play second-hand games.