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(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Microsoft)

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BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) - One week after Sony’s PlayStation 4 hit stores Xbox One, the latest gaming system from Microsoft, went on sale at midnight across the country.

Like last week’s PS4 release, fans were once again lined up outside the Best Buy in Brentwood hoping to get their hands on the newest gaming console.

“Get an Xbox and then you’ll see for yourself. Seeing is believing,” said Mathew Sua, an UMSL student from Kenya.

But is it worth it?

So far, yes.

The console has received early positive reviews for its performance, interface and exclusive launch games.

Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox, said preorders for Xbox One were running at twice the rate of 2005’s Xbox 360 but declined to elaborate.

“We continue to be on track for the biggest launch in Xbox history,” Mehdi said. “We’re building the largest volume of consoles that we’ve ever done.” He added that the company is anticipating an adequate supply to meet demand.

Revenue from Xbox games and consoles, including the blockbuster “Halo” game franchise, yielded 10 percent of total Microsoft sales in the last fiscal year.

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