The lights are on
Microsoft has finally announced a piece of information we've been waiting for since the Xbox One was first revealed in May. We've known the console is arriving in November, but now we have an exact date.This morning, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One will be available in the United States, Canada, and 11 other countries on November 22, 2013. At that point, all major third-party, next generation titles planned for this fall will be ready and available. This includes Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and Skylanders: Swap Force.
First party launch titles include, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Lococycle, and Ryse: Son of Rome. Dead Rising 3 from Capcom is also anticipated on day one. The Xbox One will be available for $499.99.
[Source: Xbox Wire]Our TakeThis is very surprising. Microsoft will be launching one week after the PlayStation 4, instead of earlier as many (including me) suspected. The company revealed yesterday that it had bumped up the CPU speed and was well into production, making the late launch date even more unexpected. It's great to finally have a release date, but ceding the timing advantage to Sony (in North America, but not Europe) makes me wonder what's going on over at Microsoft.
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about damn time...
Holy ***, the console wars are over fast! I wasn't aware a week after the PS4 was such a big deal that Futter thinks they're nuts. I guess whoever has the most sales by Black Friday wins? When did the marathon of a console's sale life turn into a sprint?
I was hoping sooner, but in reality unless you're lining up on Black Friday at 1:00 a.m. if you didn't pre order does a week really matter that much? No pre-order, no console till December.
It's nice to finally have a date but who cares if it is a week later. Come the first week in January we will know who won the "console war", which doesn't matter to me since I have had it preordered since may. The only downside I see for Microsoft are the impulse buys, or parents buying for X-Mas gifts seeing the Playstation 4 first.
it doesnt matter for me lol i can wait ill for sure be getting it at launch. plus ill have gta so that can make the wait easier
I don't even care if it comes out on the 22nd because with GTA:V time will go so fast.
That's my birthday
I thought it would release before the PS4,i will enjoy playing my PS4 come November 15th.
A week later then PS4 but multi-country launch. Gonna be an exciting couple of weeks!
does the one week really matter? Most people, myself included, won't purchase either one til 2014 or later