Xbox One will not launch on November 8 - Report

Xbox One will reportedly not launch on November 8 as claimed; unnamed second source suggests later November sale.

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Yesterday, a rumour circulated that the as-yet-undated Xbox One may launch on November 8. That information appears to have been incorrect, according to an update by the original reporter, Kotaku.

The previous information--allegedly sourced through a marketing company with close ties to US retailer Walmart--suggested that Microsoft's next-generation console could launch in the first half of the month. A second, unnamed source, reportedly close to the Xbox creator, told the publication that the November 8 date is false, supposedly saying that the date will be later than was originally reported. No specifics were given.

GameSpot contacted Microsoft seeking confirmation, but a spokesperson was unavailable at the time of publication. As mentioned previously, in the absence of any official release details for the system, all dates should be treated as speculation.

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

Discussion

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quiksilvers123
quiksilvers123

Make it the 15th so all the people buying both consoles can take off of work that day and have a three day weekend to play both consoles :) !!!  It makes sense , really

Pedro_De_Pacas
Pedro_De_Pacas

I think PS fanboys spend more time trolling xbox articles than they do playing games. 

Most people on sites like this think that gaming is all about hating things you don't like, but in the real world, real gamers know that gaming is about fun and playing games.  And guess what... it's okay to like Battlefield and COD. It's okay to like consoles and PC. It's okay to like xbox ONE and PS4. And if you don't like something then don't buy it.  

Be a gamer, not a hater. PDP out 

soulless4now
soulless4now

They should've given a date by now. -___-

bu3ouf91
bu3ouf91

18 Nov for North America

30 Dec for Europe

hadlee73
hadlee73

So a source debunks another source. Sounds damn sourcy to me! :D

David Kniffin
David Kniffin

Being this close to the launch window, you should really have a solid date locked in by now.

JKeyz90
JKeyz90

I just read one of the dumbest comments but couldn't move myself to reply I mean people choose whatever you want, but at this point (unless you are a true PS fan) how can you not like the new Xbox One I guess maybe it's just me and my way of thinking but how can you be disappointed now after all of the billions of changes they've made 

sadscooterpipe
sadscooterpipe

There are so many reasons to feel disappointed with MS, but what I find to be the ultimate kicker is the destruction of the family plan as it stands.

A bit off from most of the consistent gripes, I know, but there are 3, 360's in our home.  The sheer cost of following MS into the next generation is just not realistic for myself and my two step-kids who enjoy gaming....and enjoy gaming together.

It is a shame that a family who enjoys this platform is now being pushed away by the poorly conceived, implemented, and greedy expectations of MS on the whole.  

Nothing about this console seems to be designed with folks like us in mind, or encourages us to remain.  What a shame.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 I have it reserved, but I'm in no rush. I can't think of a single Xbone title I want to play...so I'm okay with whatever date honestly.
 I got plenty of games I still need to play on 360 and other machines.

Tj Campbell
Tj Campbell

I don't care, as long as it comes out before 2014 I'll be happy.

Adam Milenkovic
Adam Milenkovic

When we play on ours 2 times performance wise beter console, What you will do? And dont tell me how you have beast PC, i have too. So STFU.

Alfie Pridmore
Alfie Pridmore

plus, seeing as neither consoles are out, I really don't think you're in any sort of position to judge its players, so keep jizzing over your ps4 mate :)

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

id rather have it released later in November. Sony is trying to rush the PS4 out asap and I bet the first couple million released will have problems like the popular RROD on the 360. Even pushing it an extra few days will actually hold an affect on the final product.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

I can see it now, November 15th. PS4 and Xbox One go head to head on the same day. Rich people walk out with both consoles and get jumped.

immortality20
immortality20

Hope we know soon, I can't wait to play mine. Very strange they haven't named a date yet but I'm assuming they wouldn't want to miss black friday.

Tyler Bowen
Tyler Bowen

I'm getting a xbox one, haters gonna hate =]

sbagaria
sbagaria

Gamespot's Top News for Thursday, Aug 29th: New rumor shows Xbox One WILL launch on Nov 8th.

Dominic Arai
Dominic Arai

He was. But considering Xbox one only sold 700k and PS4 sold over 1.5m. There aren't very many Xbox Players anymore. They're dying out. :)

Dominic Arai
Dominic Arai

HAHA!! Expected. Good thing I am going to get PS4.

Anthony Carbone
Anthony Carbone

Cause there programming the langages they left out, they were only releasing in a few countries so they left out...idk...140 langagues or so

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Why don't they just f'ing say something? If it's going to be delayed, say so. If you do and it turns out to be wrong, will it be any different from the past 3 months of adjustments? *This is not a quip at their "reversals" *

peeessfore
peeessfore

i have read somewhere its october 31st

Breyant
Breyant

I think it should launch on November 15th! It would be entertaining :)

Reagan2791
Reagan2791

Enough with the speculation.  It's damn near September.  Just announce the date already, Microsoft.

quiksilvers123
quiksilvers123

@Pedro_De_Pacas word.... It's also ok to have all consoles and enjoy the fruits of your labor ^.^  

Revl8n
Revl8n

@sadscooterpipe Yep, they did away with family as far back as June.  I cancelled my Gold subscription following E3...well I tried too.  No refunds, etc. from Microsoft, and they refused to delete CC info from their records.  Guess I will have an inactive XBL account for a while.  They created two new XBL accounts (that will also go unused) , because we also had three people in the house with individual accounts.  No matter how you slice it, your getting Xboned with Microsoft...its just a question of how badly.

hystavito
hystavito

@SolidTy I pre-ordered one for the hell of it too, only game I even kinda wanna play is Dead Rising 3, but even that's not really my style.  I saw the decent trade-in promos for new consoles so I gathered all my games and a couple other things I never use anyway and did that.  Kinda same deal with PS4, I had points to use up, I might try Killzone, Watch Dogs I am prob going to get on PS4 just because it has a bit of extra content, normally I would just play it on PC.

MajahretDiviera
MajahretDiviera

@Bazongaman502 not sure how you can say Sony is trying to rush out the consoles. The PS4 has been considered for the past 5 year and in actual development the past 3 or so years. XB1 i believe is more like the past 2 years or so of actual development time, and they havent said anything about since when they first started planning for it. Also, the RROD was because MS wanted to jump the gun on the next generation, something that Sony didnt do last gen, and given how open they have been about where they screwed up and how they are learning from that, i doubt that they would have a screw up like that, especially on the scale of the RROD.

holcombj1
holcombj1

@Bazongaman502 no... RROD was caused by overheating systems..launching a system a week or two earlier means shit. If any hardware issues arrise, it means they were dumb enough to not stress test the systems for the past 3  or so years

TallDoubleD
TallDoubleD

Hilarious.... For the really smart ones, they will pre-order it for themselves, and a 'friend'. They will then sell the other pre-order for $1000 on e-bay. :0P I made the mistake of not pre-ordering the PS3, and spent $800 on e-bay to get it. For those that have the money, and are true gamers, both consoles are going to be awesome. Initially, I just wanted a PS4, but then I saw Dead Rising 3, and Ryse. Both of them look amazing, and I played the demo of Ryse at Comic-Con. The violence is so visceral, and the camera is so close. For the PS4, Knack, Killzone, and the new Infamous game are going to be great. I also played the Knack demo, and it was a lot of fun.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

@Mr_Big_Boss walk out? Heck my is being shipped and will be delivered on day one...no fighting the crowds or getting jumped....just say Xbox Tv and watch the current news and all the in store fighting, lol

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@sbagaria You get that from Jess' Top 5?  The news on her videos is often outdated.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@Breyant  Ha ha! Unfortunately, I think that would turn violent so it'd be best to keep the two separated.  :)

sadscooterpipe
sadscooterpipe

@Revl8n Couldn't agree more.  Their credit card policy alone would require a damn act of Congress to outlaw.  Nothing but pre-paids anymore for us....but seeing as how we are done at subscriptions end, oh well.

Got hit with that FIFA hack a while back (lessons learned!) and screamed bloody hell that THIS was exactly why that policy is a joke.  May as well have explained it to the dog, lol.

Take care!

sbagaria
sbagaria

@DaRq_MiNoS @sbagaria Haha.. No. Just poking fun at the fact that GS said yesterday that it was going to launch on Nov 8th. Today, they say it will not, so tomorrow we'll see them post another rumor debunking this one and it will launch on Nov 8th. lol

All these rumors are silly. GS won't know the date until MS says it in an official announcement.

sbagaria
sbagaria

@Shadowdanc3r @Breyant Just come in battle ready gear. They can pass out foam bats to the people in line to keep it as safe as possible.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@sbagaria  Nice idea!  But foam bats in the store would not guarantee there wouldn't be wood and aluminum bats, especially ones with barbed wire, outside in the parking lot.

 Battle ready gear should be worn anyway in case of thieves so they only steal your system and not your life.