Microsoft to release the Xbox One on November 22

Microsoft announces release date for Xbox One.

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will be released on November 22.

Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick unveiled the Xbox One back in May.

The company also confirmed yesterday that the Xbox One's CPU would be boosted 150MHz to 1.75GHz, and that the next-gen system is in full production ahead of its launch. Microsoft senior director Albert Penello spoke to GameSpot last weekend at PAX about the system, including why the machine was worth the $100 premium over its rival the PlayStation 4.

The Xbox One will arrive days after Sony's PlayStation 4 in North America, which will launch on November 15 for $399, but before the PS4's European launch on November 29.

The Xbox One, which costs $499/€499/£429, comes with one controller, a Kinect sensor, a headset microphone, and a HDMI cable. Customers who have preordered the Xbox One Day One Edition in Europe will also receive a free download code for FIFA 14.

23 games will be available for Xbox One at launch, including exclusive titles Dead Rising 3, Zoo Tycoon, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Killer Instinct.

The Xbox One will be released in this year in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand.

Though Microsoft previously announced that the Xbox One would also be available before the end of 2013 in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland, the company announced in August that these countries would not see the machine until 2014.

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soulless4now
soulless4now

Just in time for the holidays. They could've announced this at Gamescom though. 

hordaak
hordaak

the 360 outsold the ps3 2 to 1 in the US. It will be that way with the xb1 vs ps4. the rest of the world...well, who cares?

Shivatin
Shivatin

Both Xbox One and PS4 pre-ordered... I am ready for November. Hopefully the Xbox One and PS4 can keep up to my PC this time around...

NinjaCoopa
NinjaCoopa

I love both dogs and cats. I'm just more of a cat person. PS4 for me.

Jpsika08
Jpsika08

I have an Extreme CPU Desktop PC, an Alienware Laptop, an Xbox 360 a PS3, a VIta (I'm one of the few) and yes, I'm getting the PS4 and XBOne, and I'm not a hardcore player, though... I'm a Hardcore worker ;)

tim1935
tim1935

Hopefully that CPU change will not cause timing problems on release games close to being golded.

groowagon
groowagon

xbone controller for PC and PS4. i'm set.

zyxahn
zyxahn

I don't get it, if you are hardcore at something woudn't that mean you do it all of the time ???   If you only have 1 system then you would be a hardcore fanboy would you not ???  Unless you mean something that is not as popular or main stream then you would be talking Wii-U so I don't get it.

Weed-IsMyCheat
Weed-IsMyCheat

1.75GHz wooooo yay woooo.... shame that no one is buyng the trashbox one.. hardcore gamers stick to ps4!!!

ZombehDino
ZombehDino

Because GTAV, Watch Dogs, and Dark Souls II are all coming out for consoles of the current generation, I think hold out on getting an XBONE or a PS4. I'll wait until some games that genuinely interest me come along.

jthotty
jthotty

Well, ohhhh 1.5 to 1.75.  For all the geeks out there, that does not add any noticeable strength to the console or to the game.  Ohhhh FIFA, that is on top of my list :/

Tefresh
Tefresh

Initially, I thought this was an idiotic move on Microsoft's part; they're giving Sony a head start. However, I realized that the following week is thanksgiving and Black Friday. Oddly enough, people actually do give gifts for thanksgiving, with some possibly being Xbox One's. And then, with everyone having a few days off for thanksgiving, people have a better opportunity to get into the stores. If anything's true, I'm certain the Xbox One will garner the highest amount of people accessing their online service.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

im getting X1 cant wait fot killer instinct

UUUUULLLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTRRRRRRRAAAAA CCCCCOOOOOOMMMMBBBBOOOOOO

famos_ga
famos_ga

will xbox one have backward compatible for 360 and xbox games?

edviges
edviges

"all pre.orders for Xbone One in this holiday will include a copy of FIFA 14." looooooool


edviges
edviges

did that guy at 00:51 just said that he wants Xbone "to be like Sony"?!?!

edviges
edviges

meh to ps4 e xone... I want GTAV. Next-gen can wait.

ZombieVirolina
ZombieVirolina

The cross platform title "Hubris", which has enjoyed little success on the N64 and PS3 will now debut on the XB1 at the system's launch.

kensuya
kensuya

I will buy it in 2015, I have to wait.....

GhostN27
GhostN27

sweet, cant wait. from norway so have to wait a a bit longer but, its worth it! :) 

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Fact: New York's hottest club is "XBox On." Located just outside your price range, this all-night shouting match has everything: Air vents, illegal surveillance, MAJOR NELSON...and don't forget to show up November 22nd to see the world's first Human Kinect. 

"JBStone, what's a Human Kinect?"

It's that thing, where a midget stands on your TV and pretends not to understand your accent.

masfima1
masfima1

here comes some DR3, just took the 22nd and 23rd off, HELL YEAH!

WillyWynn
WillyWynn

PlayStation 4 still better anyway lol. Microsoft change loads of things from the console until now, because they know they are close to a complete failure. Sony owned Microsoft this generation no doubt it. And honestly i think the launch titles are pretty the same in both consoles, not impressive at all. Sony already won the war long time ago... 

im2good2ls
im2good2ls

@hordaak Sony Cares and if you think Microsoft does not care you are crazy

SolidSnake35
SolidSnake35

@hordaak The rest of the world cares? No, wait. They don't.  They don't give a shit about sales at all. Only you do.

TheBatFreak777
TheBatFreak777

@Weed-IsMyCheat Please stop, you're making those of us who prefer the Playstation look bad.  

The world doesn't need any more radicals no matter what religion they're a part of. 

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

I've all ready per ordered it smart guy. And by hardcore gamers I'm sure you mean brain dead stoners with no jobs or friends.

WayneSikes49
WayneSikes49

@diabolik_023 Forgot to mention the 150 MHz speed increase on the XBONE. That's negligible performance but it IS an increase in system heat generation. Hope the XBONE can handle the extra CPU heat...otherwise it's RROD time... The 1.75 GHz isn't impressive when compared to a 6-core PC CPU running at 4.1 GHz.... 

WayneSikes49
WayneSikes49

@diabolik_023 I'll second the motion - PC rules!! Sure it's more expensive but you get a much more powerful / versatile machine compared to a console. I run all games in ultra graphics - ultra everything on a 52" system with full surround. Oh but wait...I could get an XBONE that can change my TV channels...or...maybe just use the TV receiver I already have...tough decision....;)

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

@diabolik_023 Better keep that on the down low. All my comments about PC yesterday have been removed, I'm guessing this one won't be far behind.

cvjr
cvjr

@edviges The guy did say that, but it was out of context in this instance thanks to Gamespots video editors.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@edviges 

My thoughts exactly. I have never been so disinterested in a new console launch before.

I may consider it when GTA V has been completed a dozen or so times. lol.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@masfima1 got a whole time off from 28th till Jan 1st!!!! xone all day long, every day...

JLozada86
JLozada86

@WillyWynn Sony owned MS this generation? Oh yeah I forgot Sony fans play one good game last year (The Last of Us) and forget about the first 4 years of the console! 

DrSpeedyNuts
DrSpeedyNuts

Not a single fuck was given about your post.

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

@WayneSikes49 @diabolik_023 And you can play all the games you've collected since practically the beginning on whatever new system you decide to build or buy. Now that's compatibility.

DSCesq
DSCesq

@punksterdaddy @edviges It's been the biggest console launch ever (as far as games go) for both major systems. I don't know how this would rank at the bottom of all generations. 

jthotty
jthotty

@JLozada86 @WillyWynn I am a PC fanboy, but I do agree indie games are coming up to be the best in time, and PS4 is giving full support to them.  Xone on other hand, is not giving any support.  Yeah indie was up there, but those are the Big indie games.  Plus, I will not support a company that was focused on selling less, giving less, and getting more.  It will teach them that in time, they can give less and get more.

metalmasterW
metalmasterW

@famos_ga @Monsterkillah well they might, not full support i dont think. but this whole "cloud" movement might bring support for older games. im not sure what MS is calling theirs, but sony bought out and is using the Giakai service to bring it (at least if i remember it right). who knows when either service will be available thought, both companies have only briefly mentioned the topic for now.


punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@DSCesq @punksterdaddy @edviges 

I never said it did, did I?

I was talking with regards to my anticipation of Grand Theft Auto V... I'm not interested in next generation until I'm done and dusted with that first.

I have no idea what you think I'm talking about?

...And another thing why is it people like you, feel as though you need to constantly tell me and others like me, pointless info like this when WE KNOW!?

Just because I don't share your enthusiasm for next gen, you shouldn't feel the need to tell me how big the launch is or how many games there are.

You are talking to me via a gaming website after all, I'm not blind, nor deaf. I watched both console announcements live, so I am a gamer interested in next gen... just not yet!