Reports on twitter are claiming that GameStop is no longer taking preorders for Xbox One, giving credence to a recent rumor that claimed employees of the ubiquitous games retailer were highlighting PS4 instead of Xbox One, as the latter console’s used games policy threatens the very foundation of its business.
The whispers have been everywhere, some even claiming that the Xbox One not being available at GameStop has nothing to do with its DRM policies, but rather Xbox One’s ESRAM yield problems. In essence, development of the console may have been stymied because of internal problems, forcing Microsoft to minimize the amount of consoles it can produce during the holiday season.
Here are some tweets:
— Shane Bell (@UF_Shane) June 18, 2013
Another guy chimed in to confirm Shane’s tweet:
— Levi Bates (@levibates12345) June 18, 2013
So which is it, then. Is Microsoft struggling to produce enough Xbox Ones for the holiday season, or is the firm now at war with GameStop over its used games policy?
We’ll know for sure soon enough.