Game pre-order sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One climbed at retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week post change in the used game policy for the hardware.
This week, Forza Motorsport 5 held a 80 percent sales increase to rank at No. 15 in Amazon’s Video Games division.
In addition, Dead Rising 3 held a 100 percent sales increase to rank at No. 18, Ryse: Son of Rome held a 85 percent increase to rank at No. 21, Call of Duty: Ghosts held a 70 percent increase to rank at No. 20, Battlefield 4 held a 26 percent increase to rank at No. 28, and Destiny held an 88 percent increase to rank at No. 43 in the same period.
Microsoft this week said the Xbox One will not require an internet connection to check in each 24-hour period or to play offline games.
In addition, users can trade-in, sell, and rent retail game titles.
Finally, Xbox One hardware will not include software region restrictions.
Microsoft this month said the Xbox One will launch this Nov. in the U.S. at $499.99.
The Xbox One Day One Edition includes the Xbox One hardware, Kinect camera, Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal.
The Xbox One will utilize an 8-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI, and USB 3.0.