Corey Crossley was the first person in Gympie to own the new Xbox One.
Corey Crossley was the first person in Gympie to own the new Xbox One. Craig Warhurst

Gympie gamers line up to get first Xbox One consoles

HARD-CORE gamers lined up at Gympie Central's EB Games store late Thursday to be the first to buy the new Xbox One console at its midnight release.

The crowd, of about 70, was 95% male ranging in age from 15 to 50.

Seventeen-year-old Corey Crossley was the first in Gympie to get his hands on the latest in gaming technology.

"I have had it on pre-order for six months," Corey said.

"I saved up the money myself and got the day one edition."

The self confessed game addict said he was just hoping for no bugs in the new system.

He used to be a Sony Playstation fan but has switched to the Microsoft offering hoping to enjoy a big jump in graphics capability.

"I think Sony rushed their release and Xbox has outdone them," he said.

About five minutes past midnight he was heading home to set up new hardware and start playing Assassin's Creed 4.

Josh Widdon was the fifth gamer in line and couldn't wait to tuck a One under his arm.

"If they are anything like the trailers it will be awesome," Josh said.

"I'm hoping for a big improvement in graphics, more definition and more realism."

EB Games had opened especially for the Australian release, with most gamers pre-ordering their Xbox One.

By 12.15am about 30 had been sold along with plenty of new games. The console features voice and facial recognition and includes internet access allowing owners to turn their screens into smart televisions.