The lights are on
Earlier today, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb tweeted two pictures representing a significant next-generation milestone. The first Xbox One units are off the assembly line.
This falls in line with Microsoft's reveal of the Xbox One release date (November 22, 2013) this morning. At PAX Prime 2013 this weekend, many Xbox One demos were running off of debug kits in final cases. The same was true of our experiences at Gamescom 2013.
The Xbox One will be releasing in 13 markets, though less than half of them will have native voice command support right away. Microsoft also announced last night that the CPU speed has been ratcheted up (just under 10 percent) from 1.6 GHz to 1.7 GHz.
[Source: Major Nelson]
Our TakeWhile the pictures of the first Xbox One box and pallet coming off the assembly line are certainly shared out of pride, there is another, forward-facing reason. Microsoft is doing everything it can to make sure customers know the product scarcity experienced during the Xbox 360 launch won't be happening again.
Sharing the production details and photos is a subtle way of assuring customers that things are on track for the Xbox One. Given that Microsoft is launching a week later than Sony in North America, letting customers know that there will be supply for them is important, lest they jump ship for PlayStation 4.
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Cue the bells.
I want to slit the plastic and steal one heheheh.
well iam excited as hell, hope you guys got your pre-orders/online orders squared away, i know i do!
This may be the most cynical comment I've ever made on Gameinformer, but: I simply cannot wait for this holiday season.
The schadenfreude is so thick, you can taste it in the air.
Can I have it now.
I think both Sony and Microsoft both want to make sure they have more than enough consoles for the holiday season but they still wont have enough because demand is going to skyrocket compared to the demand for the current generation as of this time
november can't come soon enough
Ah yes. The elusive RROD editions are ready.
Hey look, it's the Xbox One Hobo Edition! =D
Ya know seeing all the RRoD comments I would laugh my butt off if the PS4 was the one that had huge hardware problems initially.