When Xbox One and PlayStation 4 pricing were announced on Monday, retailers immediately began taking pre-orders for both new next generation gaming consoles. Both consoles had a limited edition “Day One” edition that was available as well, and all of those sold out within hours.
Though it was been unavailable since early Tuesday, the Xbox One Day One edition console is back up for pre-order at online retailer Amazon.com. It costs $499.96, the same amount as the regular non-Day One edition. At least for now, you don’t have to worry about where to pre-order an Xbox One Day One edition console.
This version of the console is nearly identical to the regular standard edition. It includes the Xbox One console, a controller, and the Kinect 2.0 camera.
What makes the Xbox One Day One edition different is a commemorative controller that has “Day One 2013” printed on it, special packaging that has yet to be revealed, and a “Day One” achievement that will be unlocked when a special code that comes in the box is activated. The Day One edition console is the only place this code will be available.
Click here to pre-order an Xbox One Day One edition console at Amazon.com while the pre-order is still active.
It’s unclear why new Xbox One Day One edition consoles have gone back up for pre-order. Either Microsoft promised retailers more of them, or customers who previously pre-ordered changed their mind and found out how to cancel their Xbox One pre-order, perhaps to instead pre-order a PlayStation 4 for $399.96.
Update: As of the evening of Thursday, June 13, the Xbox One Day One edition console is the number one selling item at Amazon.com in the broad video games category. This video games bestsellers list is updated hourly.