Xbox One to launch November 8? - Report

Leaked retailer document lists tentative Xbox One release date for November 8.

Microsoft's Xbox One console may go on sale from November 8, according to a recently leaked retailer document, as reported by Kotaku.

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The information--an internal email for a conference call outlining midnight store activity for upcoming major software (both current and next generation) includes Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Call of Duty: Ghosts--was reportedly shared by staff at a marketing company responsible for advertising material and product placement at major US retailer Walmart. While unverified, the document shows a field that lists the Xbox One for Friday, November 8.

No official announcement has been made outlining the upcoming next-generation console's release, and, as such, any date should be treated as rumour until confirmed by the Xbox creator. GameSpot approached Microsoft seeking confirmation of the date, but a spokesperson declined, saying, "Microsoft does not comment on rumour or speculation."

Microsoft has said that the Xbox One will launch this November for $499/€499/£429/A$599.

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gundamalt
gundamalt

and im getting a ps4 way sooner than the xbox one. 

gundamalt
gundamalt

I love my xbox 360 and ill buy a xbox one when the price is right .

gundamalt
gundamalt

whats up with microsoft they need to get it together .

Carlos Valdez
Carlos Valdez

go back to your little hater group and get a life. you can not correct the correcter kid.

adamijin
adamijin

According to a source who is married to the brother-in-law, who is cousin to the barber, who's dad is the best friend of the guy who plays golf with the son of the limo driver for the janitor who takes the trash out at the office of the Microsoft marketing director the Xbox one will released next week..

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

This story is still the top story? Why am I not surprised?

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

Hey dumbasses...  This story was debunked...  You posted the article stating so.


Why the hell is this STILL the top story in here?!

kb8618
kb8618

Why is it that just about every time i check the news here since E3 or possibly earlier, a MS article is stickied to the top.  Even worse there's already an article that says it will Not release on Nov 8th. In the past 3 months i think there was only one non MS article stickied, and that was only for like 2 days, and also there was one MS article stickied for like 2 weeks straight even with more interesting news coming out.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I hope it releases on this date.  I have no desire to buy Sony's product so having a system a little early is a good thing for me.

Silver N Black
Silver N Black

yet PS4 has more paid off pre orders 1 million than xbox one and the waiting list is even bigger by 800k at gamestop

Triton
Triton

Folks it's just a possible release date, chill out.  The Fanboy crap is funny, ya have to admit.

metal_zombie
metal_zombie

game over for sony why wait for the ps4 when you can get the xbox180 7 days earlier for $100 more with weaker hardware and with all the confusing policies changes

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I wonder what would happen if the Xbox One outsells the PS4 by the end of the year??????

cubachino
cubachino

They better release ahead of Sony if they want a fighting chance.

zintarr
zintarr

Sony is so confident about the PS4 hardware they are going for the 32 country release. MS on the other hand is using America as the Beta test.

rasterror
rasterror

Seeing that they might have production issues it's better to be safe then sorry.  I worked for a company that rushed to launch the first ever product of its kind and man was it horrible nightmare.  We had to buy back 80% of the units and faced a lawsuit.  stock price dropped badly to the point my shares lost 50% of their value.  It's better to be safe then sorry.

muppen
muppen

And they delayed the Xbox One to next year in certain countries. I don't get that at all. I'll be getting a PS4 and most likely stick to that.

beuneus12
beuneus12

I care the same amount as if somebody farted on November 8..

okassar
okassar

The 360 has changed a lot since launch, and I trust the recent last minute changes to the X1 are just the beginning. I'm definitely leaning towards the X1 at this point.

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

Well, I'm still getting only the PS4.

Since I'm also a PC Gamer, I'll have to stick with "only" one console. As having two options to play games would be a "bad" thing. :P

Aria Aghaee
Aria Aghaee

Sony announced everything after Microsoft announced everything but now it's vice versa

aci808
aci808

I was absolutely getting an Xbox One, but their absurd policies really changed by opinion. I'm not a fanboy, so please don't get mad for my comment. But I don't think people realize how badly Microsoft wants to limit your consumer rights. They implemented the gimmicky TV watching option as yet another way to pull revenue from advertisers. They don't give a shit about gamers.

azizex6666
azizex6666

@kb8618 well, Gamespot loves the M$ for whatever reason, and real Journalism is no where to be found on this site

furrynic
furrynic

@metal_zombie .  Don't downplay the Xbox one because the other console is a little more powerful than the other in some specs. I doubt you see any deference between games that will come out in both platform, if any at all. Also don't forget that at the end of the day software will be the one who will declare the winner and not hardware.

TMBreezy
TMBreezy

@zintarr Lol? The reason they are waiting is because they are still translating all the voice commands to different countries.

beuneus12
beuneus12

In caps, so it must be true..

betheltony
betheltony

@muppen Likely, complications with manufacturing/shipping to those countries.

anvilone
anvilone

@grbolivar Saudi Arabia outvoted every other country combined. Seems legit.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

@grbolivar There was more Xbox 360s sold last month in North America than the number of votes on that twitter poll.

betheltony
betheltony

@grbolivar Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I get a feeling that gamespot is a bit biased towards the PS4...or at least the people that post the articles are.  Don't get me wrong, I understand the PS4 is 'winning,' I'm merely trying to make it more evident that the PS4 isn't winning by that large of a majority. 
And where on that site can I pledge Switzerland?  I'm neutral, I want both....

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@aci808 Microsoft increasing the cost for Live, while adding commercials to their advertisement on the dashboard did not give that away?!  

Microsoft's forcing people who want a bigger HDD to buy only Microsoft HDD at a premium, keeping all services behind a pay wall.... did not even tip you off??

I was not shocked nor surprised at what Microsoft did. It was a natural money grab when they thought the grabbing was good. People seemed to accept everything that Microsoft took from them with the Xbox 360 and were happy.    

skizzel
skizzel

@aci808 sony also has made a TV deal so they must be doing the same thing. you better avoid the PS4 and the internet cause all the advertising on gaming websites means they all don't give a shit about gamers. (sarcasm) 

but something to think about, maybe you are just taking business too personal?

Rave215
Rave215

@aci808 Except for the fact they actually have more launch titles.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@furrynic @metal_zombie PS3 is more powerful than the 360 and look how that did.

The more powerful console usually doesn't win the console race.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

@COPMAN221ISBACK Hahaha... I think you're being to generous... It'll have to be something more unbelievable than that

TheDane87
TheDane87

@betheltony @muppen Nope, it was because it took longer than expected to get all the voice commands etc to fit all the different languages in those 8 countries. 

aci808
aci808

I agree, they have a better launch lineup. But their stance on what they think consumers should and shouldn't have is fucking ridiculous. Like I said, I'm not a fanboy. I really wanted an Xbox One.

betheltony
betheltony

That might very well be the case.  However, if you do look at the trend of Eddie Makuch articles (those relevant to consoles), he does display a pretty evident favoritism.  Also, when you view the responses on these various articles, they're predominantly pro-PS4.  Is that bad?... no.  Other than people don't tend to participate in discussions when their side is losing. 
But again, the question remains, why do people get so worked up over it.  Their consoles, selling similar products in very different ways.  You get one, skip the other, you've sent your message.  Why go on forums/newsthreads to rant about one over another.....

Cp_me
Cp_me

@aci808 Oh I understand alright. You realllllllyyyy want an Xbox 1 but for some reason (my guess is you are 13 or mildly retarded) you cant buy one. Sorry if you cant read into my sarcasm for both of these comments.

aci808
aci808

Please don't respond with stupid comments. If you don't get the point, you're either 13 or mildly retarded.

Cp_me
Cp_me

@aci808 wait so youre telling me I'm going to have to watch tv with advertisements!?!!?!?