Xbox One becomes Asda's "fastest selling pre-order console"

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    Xbox One has become Asda's "fastest-selling pre-order console".

    The supermarket chain claimed that it has received "unprecedented" online orders of Microsoft's next-generation console.

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    Asda is offering pre-orders for £20 on its website.

    "We expect this will be hugely anticipated by customers and be a best-selling console for Christmas at Asda," games buyer Greg Walton told Metro.

    He acknowledged the controversy regarding Xbox One's DRM policy on pre-owned games - calling the potential move a "shame" - and confirmed Asda's commitment to supporting physical games and downloads.

    "We are committed to our customers and our publishing partners to deliver great gaming products no matter what the platform is," he said.

    "As a retailer with an in store pre-owned offer it would be a shame for the next generation of consoles not to allow the customers to trade in and buy pre-owned games in the same way as the current generation.

    "We completely support both physical and digital products and will continue to offer all options for our customers."

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    Announced Last Month, Xbox One - described as an all-in-one "ultimate home entertainment system" - will be launched later this year.

    While the system won't require an always-on connection, it must be connected to the internet every 24 hours.

    Elsewhere, while Microsoft hasn't fully confirmed its policy on used games, a report suggested the firm and publishers will profit from all second-hand sales.

    Xbox One will see 15 exclusive games launch in its first year, including Forza Motorsport 5 on day one.

    Source: DigitalSpy
     

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