GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
GameStop (GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, will be ready to deliver gaming fans the new Microsoft Xbox One with special launch celebrations taking place at more than 4,200 participating U.S. stores on Thursday, November 21.
Events will begin taking place as early as 6:00 p.m. (please visit www.GameStop.com or contact your local store for more details), and continue on through 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 22, when customers will be able to begin taking receipt of their Xbox One systems. As part of the celebrations, fans waiting in line will listen to live sets from local DJs, take a chance at winning exclusive prizes, enjoy free food and drinks and more. In New York City, GameStop will be hosting a special marquee event at its 32 East 14th Street location.
“Microsoft’s Xbox One is one of the most innovative, sought after consumer electronic products of 2013,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising for GameStop. “With more than 700,000 of our PowerUp Rewards™ signed up for the Xbox One First To Know list and unprecedented pre-orders, we’re expecting huge crowds at all of our stores. From Xbox One consoles to all of the great new games and all the new accessories, GameStop has everything for the ultimate customer experience.”
Nearly two dozen first and third-party day one launch titles will be available for purchase, along with others that can be pre-ordered, all at GameStop store locations and online. Turn 10’s Xbox One-exclusive Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse®: Son of Rome from Crytek, Capcom’s Dead Rising 3 and others aim to deliver to consumers an immersive level of gameplay. In addition, GameStop is your place to load up on Xbox gift cards so you can enjoy great Xbox One digital exclusives like Killer Instinct, Lycocycle and Zoo Tycoon.
In light of the very high demand for the upcoming Xbox One, titles and accessories, customers who did not pre-order a console are encouraged to contact their local GameStop location, or visit www.gamestop.com, to check availability and gather more information.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's global retail network and family of brands include 6,505 company-operated stores in 15 countries and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/PC; and an online consumer electronics trade-in platform available at www.BuyMyTronics.com.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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