Microsoft to release the Xbox One on November 22

Microsoft announces release date for Xbox One.

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

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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?

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

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@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.

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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...

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

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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 ;)

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

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

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@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.

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@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!

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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.

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

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@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.

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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.

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PC rulz

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@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....

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@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....;)

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@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.

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@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.

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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.

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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 :/

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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.

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@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.


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Well that's good I guess.

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im getting X1 cant wait fot killer instinct

UUUUULLLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTRRRRRRRAAAAA CCCCCOOOOOOMMMMBBBBOOOOOO

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@famos_ga xbox doing something nice for their customers? hahahahah you funny :)

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@famos_ga no

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@punksterdaddy @edviges I will buy next gen when GTA 5 gets ported to PC and next gen in March

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


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

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

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@cvjr @edviges so you say....

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@Kinguard73 @cvjr @edviges so says the press conference that i watched with all of the information.

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

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@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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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@JBStone1981 no no..just outside your price range.

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Got mine pre-ordered

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

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

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