Twitter and gaming websites lit up over the weekend when a Twitter user, @Moonlightswarmi, posted on his Twitter feed that he had received his Xbox One two weeks early.

After posting other information and a YouTube video his console was banned.


After what must have been a few frustrating hours he was contacted by Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, aka Larry Hryb, and things were worked out so that his console would be unbanned closer to the launch on 22 November and he even got a Golden Ticket to attend the Xbox One Launch event.

Here is what Major Nelson said on his blog relating to the shipping glitch:

Due to a retail partner’s system issue, 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.

I must say Microsoft has handled this in a very classy way by not hammering someone who just happen to get their console early and was excited about it and therefore wanted to share the experience.

Anyone of us would have likely done the same exact thing.