The lights are on
Microsoft isn't ready to confirm the Xbox One's release date, but it is confirming that production of the console has begun, and is coming along smoothly. It's going so smoothly, in fact, that Microsoft was able to boost the CPU performance of the system to 1.75 GHZ from 1.6 GHZ. Early last month, Microsoft announced that it had improved the system's GPU speed.
The news comes from Geekwire, who reports that at the Citi Global Technology Conference, Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi confirmed that the console is in full production. Mehdi said, “This will be the biggest launch we’ve ever done by a wide margin in terms of units shipped at launch.”
Our TakeIt's strange to not know the release date of a console that is currently being manufactured. Microsoft has confirmed that it will be available in November, but not much else. The PlayStation 4 is launching November 15, and where the Xbox One lands in relation to that date is very important. Hopefully Microsoft will offer an announcement soon.
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Wow really only 1.75 GHz. They're really going all out.
How does the person who wrote this article not remember E3 and when MS said we would have the release date by the end of the summer, which is 17 days, we'll have it soon.
ok what is the release date? too many changes albeit positive ones but still no firm date..this is fishy
SO AT first People were saying that Xbox One and PS4 were the same in power and that it did not matter much at all that PS4 had faster Memory, or More compute cores, and @1.84 TB.
Yet Microsoft felt it necessary to increase the GPU and CPU Hz. SO can we all say now that PS4 was a lot more powerful!! and now its not a lot more powerful.
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That puts it ahead of the PS4 now if I'm not mistaken. 1.75 vs 1.6
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The release date was announced today! It's November 22nd. Here's a link to eurogamer with Microsoft's official statement and confirmation: www.eurogamer.net/.../2013-09-04-xbox-one-release-date-announced
I tried submitting a news tip, but there was a "technical problem"
It's official. Nov 22nd, 2013
Wow, very smart move to stick it to Sony after Sony basically stuck a red ball in their mouth and bent them over a chair at E3.
This is typical for Game Informer, the "Our Take" section doesn't actually talk about the subject in the article. This is why this "Our Take" section should be separated from each video game news item. This way we can receive unfiltered information. If the author wanted to talk about the lack of a release date, do it in an article about that. Giving us this tidbit, which has nothing to do with the article, is interesting in its own right, but only serves to complain and not give us anything about the actually topic/lead. Is it good Xbox keeps revving up the One's hardware? Is it risky? Will Sony follow suit? All these would have been better for "Our Take." I love Game Informer, but sometimes the bias doesn't even try to shield itself. Even bias is the editors and publishers choice. However, lets not pretend bias doesn't exist in these articles and blogs.