Our next Xbox One review to help you Buy Xbox One in the UK covers Rakuten’s UK retailer play.com, once again I don’t need to tell you who they are, they have long been established as a reliable UK online retailer. First of all the basics, Play.com’s pre-order service lists the Xbox One console with a release date, 30th November 2013, it is priced at £429.94.
You have the usual 4 delivery options available to you:
1. UK Free Delivery – 3-5 working days from dispatch
2. European Free Delivery - 7 – 10 working days from dispatch
3. UK First Class 2- 3 working days from dispatch
4. UK Express Delivery – next working day (if ordered before 3pm)
Now in comparison to Amazon UK play.com doesn’t promise your console will arrive on the release date, however I have pre-ordered Xbox 360 games many, many times before from play and I have never been left wishing I had waited in line in the cold and rain at midnight!
Play.com also has all the release titles available, the majority with a pre-order price of £59.97, a few titles are a fiver cheaper, a few little more; Fantasia for example is listed at £66.99. The other stand out launch titles which are available include Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5.
As with all the other listed consoles we have seen so far for the Xbox One the console comes with the Xbox One Controller, which features an improved designed when compared to the 360 version. The lack of console bundle deals means that there is very little competition in the market; we are waiting to see what retailers will offer to make their console deals unique.
Play.com also offer a credit card if you wish to spread the payment over time, however their representative rate of 16.9% will mean you end up paying more than the listed £429.94, as with most credit options available these days.
According to trustpoilot.co.uk, a reliable source of sales reviews, play.com has a rating of 6.6 out of 10. It is worth noting that half of their reviews are 5 star! Sadly there are some poor reviews in and amongst which bring down their excellent rating, personally I have only ever had good experiences with play and I would highly recommend their services. At the end of the day here at Buy Xbox One UK we only cover retailers which we feel you can trust and they have our vote!