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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I know Xbox has majorly screwed up but the key factors here I think are that they are trying to redeem their selves. I personally have both the PS4 and Xbone pre-ordered. I feel like I have been waiting on these since 2011. I just hope they have everything squared away this time around, no RROD or YLOD.
this just makes me excited for next-gen, on both sides, I wonder how long retailers/employees have to hang on to them without opening or touching them? is that just utter torture?
It seems so weird to me that they are just now building these things.
there's nothing weird about the systems just coming off the assembly line 2 1/2 mths before the launch,did you see how many pallets of them that are done already and that's just a pic of 4 pallets worth.Who know's how many pallets are behind those.
I am so excited for this! I hope they bring the X1 to New York ComicCon!
Nice. Can't wait to see one of these in action!
i already got mine paid off they need to send me my xbox one already