The launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S was certainly the most unusual of all new Microsoft console launches we can remember. The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has made this whole year work in a different way and how could it be otherwise, the launch of the new consoles does not get rid of this “new normal”.
Who couldn’t get an Xbox Series X in the first batch served on November 10 can surely confirm how difficult it is to find a unit available. The next reservations that will be open will be online again and it becomes more and more complicated with so much demand to be able to get your unit.
Xbox Series X sold by bundle
A few days ago, we were telling you in Generation Xbox how an organized group went into bot software to buy all the units they saw available from the different online retailers to later sell for a higher price. As the supply is so short and the demand so high, in order to satisfy the vast majority of customers, the UK Box chain has invented a new format so that you have options to get an Xbox Series X. Its online platform offers a form to request a console, later among all those who request it, the available units will be drawn at random, a method they deem more equitable according to they explained
We have made the decision to use a lottery so that customers can have a fair chance of purchasing an Xbox Series X, while still keeping our site live during the process. This ensures a smooth transaction and prevents customers from objecting to a site with high traffic from people trying to buy the same product at the same time.
This system had already been used in Japan with different versions and it seems that it worked there, we will see that it happens in the West with the same system.