Target Accidentally Ships Small Number of Xbox One's 2 Weeks Before Release

Target has reportedly shipped a handful of Xbox One's ahead of the November 22nd release date due to a "systems error" as confirmed by Kotaku.

A couple of early adopters came out saying they have received their's as early as Friday including the unboxing video floating around by MoonlightSwami in which he was also able to confirm the install sizes for the next generation of data-heavy gaming. The install sizes are as follows:

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – 20GB
  • Battlefield 4 – 33GB
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts – 39GB
  • Dead Rising 3 – 19GB
  • FIFA 14 – 8GB
  • Fighter Within – 9.2GB
  • Forza Motorsport 5 – 31GB
  • Just Dance 2014 – 22GB
  • Killer Instinct – 3.4GB
  • Lococyle – 13GB
  • Madden NFL 25 – 12GB
  • NBA 2K14 – 43GB
  • NBA Live 14 – 9GB
  • Powerstar Golf – 3.9GB
  • Ryse: Son of Rome – 34GB
  • Skylanders: Swap Force – 15GB
  • Xbox Fitness – 246MB
  • Zoo Tycoon – 2.6GB
  • Zumba World Party – 24GB

Shortly after the video was released, MoonlightSwami's console had been banned although Larry Hryb (MajorNelson) says this ban will not be permanent whatsoever as he stated in a tweet:

Later, Microsoft followed up with an official statement to GameInformer regarding this massive "my bad" by Target: 

Due to a retail partner’s system issue, a very small number of Xbox One consoles were shipped to consumers before the Nov. 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 console units will be restricted from connecting to Xbox Live until closer to our launch date.

Target sort of messed up on this one and it seems that those receiving their One's early should be advised that the console will be banned until release date. MoonlightSwami has been invited to the Xbox One for the trouble. 

The Xbox One OFFICIALLY releases on November 22nd.