Xbox One launching in November for $500

Microsoft reveals pricing for next-gen platform, confirms system to launch this holiday; gamers can reserve Day One Edition today.

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Microsoft today announced during its 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing that the Xbox One will launch across the world this November at $499/€499/£429.

In addition, Microsoft revealed that gamers can reserve an Xbox One Day One Edition beginning today. Reserving the bundle guarantees players can purchase the new system on day one, including black packaging, a limited-edition Xbox One Day One wireless controller, and a Day One achievement.

In addition, those who pick up an Xbox One Day One Edition system will get various digital bonuses for games like Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, and Dead Rising 3.

Preorders for the standard Xbox One console are now open through GameStop and Amazon.

The Xbox 360 launched in 2005 for $300/$400. Sony has yet to disclose pricing information for the PlayStation 4. The company's E3 2013 briefing takes place tonight at 6 p.m. PDT.

A Rare developer earlier today let slip the November launch window for the Xbox One.

Discussion

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shorty0785
shorty0785

ya but shouldn't u have a choice if u want kinect or not im a huge Xbox fan i just don't like kinect i think its a wast of money i think ill wait tell i can get a Xbox one with out it my be $400 or less after that sory Xbox fans

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

Lets compare XBOX One with XBOX 360.

On XBOX 360 I can share my games with an infinite number of family members and friends.  I can sell XBOX 360 games to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.  You can trade in your games to any store accepting them for credit without restrictions or conditions.  Games do not need to be authenticated online, or installed to the hard drive.  Internet is not required for XBOX 360.

On XBOX 360 you are not forced to pay for something you do not want, nor need i.e. Kinect, effectively causing you to pay a higher price for no reason at all.

XBOX One can do none of these things.  It's a step back, not a leap forward.  PS4 allows you to do all of this and more, it's truly next gen.

alukard1990
alukard1990

If Demo games for XBOX ONE were played on PC, how we may know about characteristics of the console?

rem234
rem234

I dont think a lot of people are really looking at what the Xbox one offers. I think a lot of people are seeing the console with a tint because of the things they believe.

1. Xbox One will not block used games, their policy is the same as Sonys

2.While you do need to connect every 24 hours, it has been confirmed that you can even use a cell phone to make the required ping.

3. The sharing of games has several cool options, Up to 10 chosen "family" can access your entire library from anywhere. (this is limited to one of these people on a given game at a time though, and this does not block you from playing). You share your library of games with anyone using the same xbox (provided you want to). Your Xbox Gold will share with people on the same box. And also the one people are worried about is that outside the ones above you can share a given game with a person once, but that is the game can be shared with a given person once, but that is still multiple sharings.

4 Kinect while included with every system and must be plugged into the system. However every feature of the kinect can be turned off.

These things are not as bad as it seems, Im not saying they are all great policies, but i think more the lack of clarity and explanation has caused problems than some of the actual policies. Oh and i just want to point out that smartglass is an app for Tablets and phones, it is not its own device.

And just to help here are references.

1. http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license
2.http://www.oxm.co.uk/56259/xbox-one-online-authentication-uses-kilobytes-of-data-phil-harrison/
3 a. http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license
3 b. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/microsoft-defends-the-xbox-ones-licensing-used-game-policies/
4. http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/privacy

Tegorian
Tegorian

nope just answering his question.  I'm not some apologist for anybody just somebody who doesn't get the hate hype train.  As I have said before if you don't like something don't post all over the page leave it for the people who enjoy it.  Are either you are Compman getting paid to bash Microsoft???

Tegorian
Tegorian

Not really just hate to see unintelligent conversation continued.  You asked a question I gave you the simple and obvious answer.  

Tegorian
Tegorian

I don't need the explanation "Bro".  Couldn't tell you the last time i lent a friend a game generally we all buy ours new together and play from launch.

Tegorian
Tegorian

Actually i'm a thinking consumer who sees not much difference between this and steam, other than price.  No fanboyism none of that I see a entertainment medium that I have loved continue to spiral with increased costs and people looking out only for themselves.  When we as 'Gamers' cheer for studios closing by the dozen and only care about paying the least amount for our entertainment then things like "Free to win" games start popping up more and more resulting in the loss of good games.  Also wasn't aware that Microsoft closed their servers pretty sure they just added a bunch.  I just think people need to wait till all details are out and stop jumping to conclusions following someone else's opinion.  This is a page dedicated to Xbox stop trolling cause it seems cool these days and if you don't like it don't read it.  

amar1234
amar1234

i cant believe thsi crap, The usa is only paying £300 for their xbox one ( $ exchange rate is about %60 of pound), and we have to pay £429! Such BS, why do they rob us blind at every corner?

Sheepsquad
Sheepsquad

$500 + taxes + a video game + being suckered into buying the in-store warranty = :-(

Alkpaz
Alkpaz

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/11/18887491-fbi-sharply-increases-use-of-patriot-act-provision-to-collect-us-citizens-records?lite

And the fun doesn't stop.

"Taken together, experts say, those revelations show the government has broadly interpreted the Patriot Act provision as enabling it to collect data not just on specific individuals, but on millions of Americans with no suspected terrorist connections."

And you people worry about the Xbox One.. Microsoft is just going with the flow.

Necro_Fear89
Necro_Fear89

Sorry Microsoft, but unless you get rid of all the crap that's limiting me as a consumer and until you stop treating your customers like criminals with online checks everyday you won't get my money. Specially at $500, PS4 is looking more tempting as time goes along.

Furwings
Furwings

-No used game buying/selling restrictions

-Can share games with friends/family

-No mandatory online connection required

-No 24-hour check-in authentication

-No mandatory game installs

-Region-Free

-User serviceable/upgradeable HDD

-No online subscription to access services you already pay for (Netflix, etc)

-More powerful CPU and nearly 2x faster RAM

-No required  or cost-increasing camera accessory

-$100 less

PS4 absolutely owned the Xbox One. Micro$haft can try to deflect all the (well justified) heat with as many good games as they want, but for most gamers it comes down to ethics, consumer rights and value. Only ‘ONE’ of these systems respects these principals…


PartyGavinParty
PartyGavinParty

Console wars are so insignificant. I'm sticking with my 360 and will end up getting an Xbone a few years from now. The entire internet is suddenly against a console for trying to relate to more people. It's became a multimedia device now while Sony is featureless and just plays games. That's cool. 

glhx2112
glhx2112

Gamespot must be in panic mode or as blind as liberals concerning NSA violations......

The lead story right now should be the curb-stomping that was delivered to Microsoft last night by Sony.  I have a feeling that price point that was posted by Microsoft yesterday may change now. In fact, it better change if they want to attempt to salvage/survive the "Red Wedding" they experienced last night.......... I love Microsoft, I have been a customer since 2003. I even got a nice email from them yesterday reminding me of that and pointing me to the unused link to pre-order the Rob Stark-Box........ what a shame..............

For the record, the last Sony product I bought was a PSP back in 2005. I am an Xbox fan.  But this fall, I will buy the best system deal I can find that will play the next release of the Elder Scrolls franchise. My decision will no longer be based on manufacturer as I have done so in the past. The fat lady has sung..... 





ph0enix13
ph0enix13

so exactly what happens if I cant check in every 24 hours ?.

QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

So if  I live out in the Boonies where there is no internet I won't be able to buy a disc game and play it??? :(

sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

MS CEO:  All you Xbox fans are criminals and we have to watch you and make you check in every day  to make sure you're up to no good. 

MS customer:  I buy all my games new.  Why do I have to check in every day?

MS CEO:  Because you are part of the 99%.  You are all criminal scum and beneath me.

MS Customer:  Yes sir.  I will obey your every command.

MS CEO:  That is all servant.  Now leave at once

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

So... Is this the top story over PS4 costing $400 because we're all supposed to laugh at the worse price-tag, or because MS bought and paid for the top spot in a vain attempt at exciting somebody?

sundown19
sundown19

At the risk of sounding like a troll, Microsoft's nonsense in the coming generation will allow me to focus my time and money on my 3DS, WiiU, and the upcoming PS4.    Maybe my backlog won't be as big.

Xeno_Morfeus
Xeno_Morfeus

Why is this article still the top story on Gamespot?  The news in this article is so inferior to what other news we've heard in the last 24 hours.

MarcKlein
MarcKlein

@shorty0785 Yup I agree but Microsoft is convinced that people want it as they will use it . Ironically, they announced that it's not necessary to use. It's the same thing when the PS3 came out. SONY should have offered 2 versions. One with Blu Ray and one without. But I guess money is what they only care about.

Mark my words, PS 4 will win this time.

ken_archer17
ken_archer17

@rem234 Are you serious?

1. Xbox will not block? They will not block BUT... Have you read the license?

Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

2. Seriously, if you want to play and your ISP is down you do realize it's a hassle on your side to grab your phone and connect to your Xbox One just so that you can play instead of just simply playing?

3. Several "cool" options? I don't even have to answer this one.

4. If you turn off your kinect, then how can you play?

Not bad as it seems means that you are just accepting the product's enforced restrictions. Open your mind. Console games are played simply by putting the game in your console and turning it on.

LOXO7
LOXO7

@DarkPrince1984 Yikes.  Bad decision after bad decision.  What is Microsoft's campaign?  Create the smallest customer niche by isolation.  They are acing this strategy.

Jerell_rast
Jerell_rast moderator

I approve of this message.

jaymo1978
jaymo1978

@Alkpaz I'm honestly not sure why we Americans think anyone in the government gives a flying flip whether or not Johnny Adolesci spanks it to the Witcher. If you don't want to get caught doing something they really DO care about, try not planning bombings or government coups on your cell phone or within earshot of your Kinect. Sheesh.

12amHomicide
12amHomicide

@PartyGavinParty How the hell does limiting everything a gamer does = "a console trying to relate to more people?"

I do not understand your flawed logic and neither will the other 99.9999999999% of anyone involved in gaming

Alkpaz
Alkpaz

@glhx2112 you were a customer of Microsoft far longer, did you ever use Windows 3.1? (considering your Doom 1 profile pic)

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

@QuadThumbs  

Think of it this way so the audacity becomes crystal clear.  Imagine if you went to the store and bought a DVD/bluray movie then went home and couldn't play it because you needed to get permission from someone on the internet.  Also, let's say you want to let someone borrow that movie but can only let 10 people watch it in your own house.  If you want to buy somebody's movie you have to pay a fee on top of the price of the movie too.  Also, there's an HD camera watching you in your living room every day that links up to a company that has poor customer service and can be hacked or spied on especially by the US government.

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

@TheCyborgNinja Yeah, I was about to ask that. It really bothers me. I click on the page, and you would think SOny's BEASTLY PLAYSTATION 4 which is $100 less, and MORE powerful than the xbox one with out ALL THE RESTRICTIONS, would be the top story.... but no... its MICROSOFTS' CONTROL BOX! BULLSHIT!

Zaistev_basic
Zaistev_basic

@Xeno_Morfeus  

Base on the comments and the gravity of the news, Yes indeed it is still top news. It is also a reminder to gamers how bad Xbox One has screwed up so that they don't end up buying a system in which you just lease games

poeticas
poeticas

@MarcKlein @shorty0785 Thy couldn't offer 2 version ... because offering with bluray and without bluray would mean they need to create 2 discs for each game one that is bluray and one that is non bluray ...

glhx2112
glhx2112

@Alkpaz @glhx2112  darn, I never even thought about that. My first comp ran Win95, and around the same time I had a machine running WinNT (1995/1996-ish)...... 

ph0enix13
ph0enix13

@isheltoe @ph0enix13 okay, ps4 it is though. love xbox and all. but checking in  every 24 hours. aint nobody got time for that.

MarcKlein
MarcKlein

@poeticas @MarcKlein @shorty0785  Not true because the blu ray would be used for movies and TV. Come to think of it, not many people want the Kinect and yet Microsoft is forcing us to buy it regardless. No reason to include it in the box.