It was an eventful day today for one user who at first considered himself lucky for getting an Xbox One earlier than its official launch date. However, that quickly turned sour when Microsoft ended up banning his console altogether.
Unable to contain his excitement, Twitter user Moonlightswami started uploading several images of his new console and its dashboard online. He also tweeted several aspects about the Xbox One, such as the system takes “about 15-20 seconds” to boot up and that entertainment apps like Netflix and Hulu were unavailable at the time.
He also said that he was able to download Killer Instinct, as well as the console’s day-one patch. He revealed that NBA 2K14 was a 43 GB download, while Call of Duty: Ghosts weighed in at 39 GB. Moonlightswami also confirmed that you can start playing games once their download reaches 50 percent.
His unboxing video though got Microsoft’s attention and was removed shortly it was uploaded on YouTube. Following that the user claimed on Twitter that the company has also banned his console for violating the street date.
As you can imagine, this news started spreading like wild fire earlier today, with many pointing out in sarcasm that this is how Microsoft deals with its loyal fan base. Once again Microsoft’s Major Nelson came out to sort things out, saying that the ban “will not be permanent. I can say that with 100 percent certainty.”
He then later cleared the matter on his blog, saying that the ban was “due to a retail partner’s system issue” where “a very small number of Xbox One consoles were shipped to consumers before the 11/22 street date.”
“We’re pleased to see the initial response to Xbox One has been so positive, but given we are still putting the finishing touches on our games, UI and online services, as well as confidential partner and media agreements, these consoles units will be restricted from connecting to Xbox Live until closer to our launch date.
We love that @Moonlightswami is excited about Xbox One and we can’t wait for him to enjoy it closer to launch.”