Bill Gates sells first Xbox
It was Bill Gates himself who sold the first Xbox ever at midnight on Thursday in Times Square in New York. Erwin Wattsman bought the world's first buyable Xbox in the new Toys'r'Us store, with a free autograph from Bill Gates.
Thursday, punctually at midnight in Times Square in New York in a new Toys “r“ Us store: Bill Gates himself sells the first Xbox. The lucky first buyer was 20 year old Erwin Wattsman from New Jersey. He had already posted himself in front of the store at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday to be the first to get to the new Microsoft console. Gates couldn't have found a better first-time customer: Wattsman said that it was simply the best system and had excellent graphics and incredible speed. Gates congratulated him on the first Xbox and signed the Xbox box. He also added that it had been an enormous effort for the development and production engineers to get the Xbox into the store on time for the sales date. In order to cover what, in his opinion, is immense demand for Xbox devices, they want to produce another 1.5 million by the end of the year, and in terms of games, an enormous range should also be available in a short time, Gates said. The only negative point for Microsoft on the day: The city of News York had forbidden Microsoft from more than 1000 people at the same time in front of the store. So, without further ado, a club was rented across the street, where the remaining potential buyers had to wait.