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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The 22nd release date makes sense in Europe
I cant wait for it to be released. All the new titles are going to be so cool and this new generation of console will make for a a very good boost of the public eye on gaming/entertainment consoles down the road.
Well PS4 will be out for a week before or so, as I pre-ordered both look like at least in the beginning PS4 will get the money towards more games, only plannin on watchdogs and ghosts for this system at least in the beginning.
I think it will make a difference as far as software purchased by people with both consoles; but the later date won't deflect someone from waiting a week to buy it. Not going to change console sales much. Wake me up when Titanfall and Project Spark hit though.
Uh, I assume when they saw the PS4 specs, they felt the need overall to bump up a bit and change their plans. One week isn't gonna kill anybody.
My guess is that Microsoft waited so long to announce the date because they were hoping to find a way to match Sony's launch date. I see no issue with them waiting another week instead of trying to rush a launch. In fact, it's probably the smart thing to do...either way I'm still getting my PS4 pre-order.
A week is hardly a big deal. If it was two weeks or god forbid a month then I could see people basing their purchase on the time frame. With a week between the two it strictly comes down to preferences that have already been made.
One the 22nd, I hope to be training a Noivern in Pokemon Y, completely oblivious to anything Xbox.
If I could fasat forward the next 11 weeks...I would. Can't Wait!
It's about freakin' time!
A week after the PS4 is a bit risky. Last generation I was more excited about the 360, but now it looks like the PS4 is my new best friend. Cheaper, stronger, more reliable, what's not their to love about it!
Yet another bad decision from Microsoft. The console itself is already bad. Why make your dwindling fan base wait a week after the console that everyone else is already getting?