The new code will cost as much as the original game and consoles will have to be connected to the internet to authorize their purchase.
The new code will cost as much as the original game and consoles will have to be connected to the internet to authorize their purchase. Independent News & Media

Human error ruins launch of Xbox One

THANKS to a "systems error", some of those who pre-ordered the Xbox One have already received the console.

Retail giant Target admitted that an error at its end resulted in the early deliveries.

"Due to a systems error, Target shipped a small number of video game consoles prior to the street date," said a Target representative.

"The vast majority of video game pre-orders are slated to arrive on the street date."

The Xbox One isn't scheduled to release until November 22.

According to a report from gaming site Kotaku, Target failed to assign a release date to the regular version of the Xbox One, which resulted in about 150 consoles being automatically shipped.

At least two people have the console. One tried to sell it on eBay and bidding got as high as US$10,000 before the auction was pulled.

Another managed to download the system's 500MB day one update before being banned from Xbox Live.

- Gameplanet.co.nz


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