Xbox One Release Date - The Countdown Begins

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The Xbox One launched on November 22, 2013, in 13 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. It will be available in more countries in 2014. What's more, the Xbox One CPU has been increased from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ giving the Xbox One a more powerful processing punch!

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Xbox - Released November 15, 2001
Xbox 360 - Released November 22, 2005
Xbox One - Released November 22, 2013
Xbox One S - Released August 31, 2016
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Xbox One Release Date: November 22, 2013
A new announcement from Xbox marketing vice-president, Yusuf Mehdi, has let us know when we can get our hands on the Xbox One. The release date will be the 22nd of November, 2013, and the console will be available in 13 different countries from this date, with additional territories getting access to it at some point in 2014. Sony has also announced the release date for its PlayStation 4: the 15th of November in the US, and the 29th of November for the rest of the world. That means US gamers will have access to the PlayStation 4 first, whereas other countries will find the Xbox One out first.

Unfortunately if you don't live in one of those 13 countries then we don't have too much information for you. Microsoft has shied away from providing a definitive release date for any other territories, though it has promised that the Xbox One will be launched 'as soon as possible in 2014' in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. The Xbox 360 has never been as big a seller as the PlayStation 3 in Far Eastern markets such as Japan, and yet Microsoft has insisted that it will be delivering its Xbox One to these countries, just a little later than the rest of the world. From what we can gather then, the majority of the world should be able to access the Xbox One by the end of 2014, with Microsoft rolling out its releases to different nations in tiers.

The Xbox One will enter the market at a price of $499 in the US, £429 in the UK and 499 euros. Microsoft has been hard at work trying to convince gamers that its console is suitable for them after a bit of a rocky start, with numerous policy changes made since E3 to keep everyone happy.

Back at the launch of its previous console, Microsoft made the statement that the company expected the Xbox 360 to be a ten-year console. That would take us up to the year 2015 so we’re glad we don’t need to wait that long for the Xbox One. It seems that Microsoft isn’t totally finished with the 360 even with the launch of the newer console though, with a brand new 360 model being announced at Microsoft’s conference at E3 2013 and a promise that the 360 will be supported until 2016 with 100 new titles between now and that time.

Xbox One Release Date - The Countdown BeginsThe ever intensifying debate over the best console, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, could be decided in part based on which console gamers can get their hands on first, but as the release dates are so close together it's going to be a full battle to score the Christmas market this November. Can you say "Pre-Order" anyone?

Farewell to Our Friend, the Xbox 360
Microsoft has insisted that they will continue to support the Xbox 360 for as long as customers still purchase it, and adding that support will continue until 2016. Unlike the upgrade of the original Xbox to the Xbox 360 where ties to the older console were instantly severed, both the 360 and the One will be supported and stocked for a few years. In considering the lifespan of the Xbox 360 it is important to remember its spectacularly awful launch. Microsoft was actually down $1.2 billion after that tumultuous release, so it's hardly surprising that they will wish to squeeze every cent from the console that developed its current popularity later in life.

What's in a Name?
Until the first announcement of the Xbox One on May the 21st most internet sources were expecting the console to be called the Xbox 720. Microsoft spokespeople insisted this had never been a name that they had considered, choosing the title Xbox One because this is one console that can master a whole plethora of entertainment, from TV to gaming to Skype to browsing the internet.

15 Game Titles in the First Year
We already knew about Watch Dogs, Destiny and Assassins Creed 4 making their way to the Xbox One. However at the Xbox One reveal it was also announced that in the first year of the Xbox One's life there would be 15 brand spanking new exclusive games! Most interestingly of all is that eight of these will be brand new titles. More information was provided at E3 2013, including the announcement that Halo 5 will be available on the Xbox One in the first year of the console, debuting in 2014. EA had a great presentation at the Xbox One announcement event, showing off some of their next generation sports titles. It was these games that really showcased how amazing the graphics on the Xbox One will be.

Your Gamerscore Is Safe
If you have built up a tremendous Gamerscore on your Xbox 360 then don't worry because you can carry that over to the Xbox One. Furthermore, your gamer tag and avatar are safe as well. Your Xbox life will carry on as normal. The one thing that you will not be able to take with you from your Xbox 360 are your Xbox Live Arcade games.

No Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One
We weren’t really surprised by this announcement, but it has now been confirmed that the Xbox One will not be compatible with your existing Xbox 360 game library. You may want to hold off trading in your 360 for store credit. The reason for this incompatibility seems to be the complex architecture of the Xbox One. While Sony did say that many PS3 titles will be available to download on their PS4, a similar feature for the Xbox One has, so far, not been mentioned.

Xbox One Does Not Require Constant Internet Connection
This is great news for many gamers out there. One of the rumors that would simply not go away was that the Xbox One would need to be connected to the internet all the time, even for single player games. It's worth noting that many, if not all, of the amazing features that have been highlighted at the Xbox reveal and E3 2013 look like they will need an internet connection. Still, for those who were not happy about this particular rumor at least you now know that it isn’t true, though it does look likely that the console will need to ‘check in’ online once a day.

New Kinect Is Required for All Xbox One Users
The new Kinect technology shipping with the Xbox One looks very impressive indeed. Some of the highlights so far revealed include things such as it having a 60 percent greater viewing range, great news for anyone who has tried playing a Kinect game in a small bedroom. The Kinect also has a very impressive 1080p HD camera built in as well. It looks likely that the Kinect will need to be plugged in to the Xbox One for the console to work.

Xbox One Controller – the Best Controller Ever?
Microsoft has showcased its new xbox one controller as well as the new Kinect and the console itself. Although the fundamental shape and feel of the controller will remain similar to previous devices, a great looking dpad, more sensitive controls and even a rumble feature in the triggers should help to make the gaming experience better than ever. The batter pack is now built into the controller, removing the requirement for a bucket of AA batteries or a plug and play kit, and it can now be charged via mini-USB from the console. It looks like Microsoft has kept everything that was good about the Xbox 360 controller, and added what was missing.

We Said “No” to DRM
One of Microsoft’s most controversial decisions with the Xbox One related to the console’s DRM policy, which would have prevented gamers being able to buy used games or sell on the titles they were finished with. Although the policy did offer some advantageous elements such as the ability to share a game with up to ten family members or friends, the outcry from the internet was enough for Microsoft to reverse their position on the subject. Now you’ll be able to buy, sell and loan games as you please, and as pre-orders jumped significantly after the policy reversal it seems that gamers are happy with the decision.

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is awesome!

so, they are going to make a xbox 720 console in 2013, wow, that is so cool, but it needs some games, yes, like xbox 720 sonic the hedgehog 2 the video game, yes, do it, microsoft, and xbox 720 batman arkham city the game in 3d and xbox 720 batman arkham city game of the year edition aka harley quinn's revenge pack, yes,rawrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

xbox 360 is the best but now you ve made xbox 720 its so crap it doest have a kinect or it doest have xbox live its the crapest i would whant a haribo pack more than a xbox 720 thats how crap it is shame on the person that invented xbox 720 shame shame sheme on you

OK Anonymous, you obviously don't understatnd the comment portion of this website. It is designed for games to voice their opinions on the new consols. If people want to post in all caps let them. If they think that that makes more of an impression then they are wrong. Nothing you can do about it so might as well let it be because telling people to not use caps will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Also, does no one have a for sure date of when either of these are coming out? I've herd 2012,2013,2015,never. I just would like to know if ANYONE knows for sure. Much thanks to that person.

To read these comments makes me wonder why not just buy systems. I'm going to assume anyone reading this page is huge video game fan. I much prefer the online experience of Xbox. Some games I prefer on ps3 gt5 final fantasy tactics. I'm a huge BMW fan but hey if I hade the money I'd but a merc or Audi too

1 THERE IS NO NEED FOR CAPS LOCK. ALL IT DOES IS MAKEWORDS BIGGER.
2 why does it even matter who's better? Look at it this way. Xbox users play on a Xbox and talk to people who prefer Xbox and playstation players play playstation and talk to people who prefer playstation. Then we all get our way and nobody has to freakin use any CAPS LOCK or any other crap that's been used.

Microsoft has already announced in the wall street journal and on thier web site that the release date for the xbox 720 won't be dropped at E3 in 2013. microsofts speculation date is for 2014 to 2015.

I have a friend that works for Microsoft, and it looks like the new console will definitely have blu-ray ability, but that is all I have been told. I don't own either the 360 or the PS3, but I will be buying the "720" when it comes out. I hope that is not the actual console, it looks lame.

all of the game systems suck we need something new not ps4 or xbox720 something newer

I was hoping for a EA console. So many amazing exclusives!

Yes, we all know that the Xbox 720 + The PS4 is coming out soon.. But, you don't need to argue about it. I'm pretty sure they'd be about the same. I Mean, I'm an Xbox Gamer Girl, But PS4 Still has potential. Sure, PS4 Would have free membership or whatever they have, and that Xbox Isn't free and will be rising in price soon. But Sony make a lot of money everyday due to their TVs + their other top sellers. But Microsoft like money, and because of this, make a better model to con you into it. Sooo, Meh, PS4 + Xbox will probably be as good as each other...

cant argue with u there but come on bro xbox ps r both great something new build a system that plays both games ps and xbox together what a system that would be am i right

OK, am I the only one that noticed the release date was 6 months away? I thought the 720 was being ANNOUNCED E3 of next year. So is the release date when they will release news on it or is it actually coming out then? From what I've heard it's coming out 2013-2014 not this Christmas. If someone could clear this up it would be much appreciated.

im just hopeing the 720 will havr the ability to play 360 games on it..... thats about the only thing playstation has done right.... that xbox has not done.... and no paying to download the older games is just not the same....

u can't compare 720 and ps4 as there is absolutley nothing to compare yet
gran turismo looks better forza plays better- fifa looks the same cod looks the same
what it really came down to was what control did you prefer

Finally someon explained it! Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!!

your xbox is so cool i am going to buy it how did they make it look so futury and alieny i hope you guys are proud of yourselves for your new invention

hi

Has anyone played The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360? best graphics I've ever seen on any console, simply amazing!

The xbox is just to hard the controller has so much confusing button a seriously A dude thats gay you need over 90MB to be cool and OVER! 2345,000 people liking the company to be brilliant so i think PS4 has that and will accomplish 56 years of the playstation!.

I would take xbox720 over ps4 ANY DAY Xbox rules and Xbox lovers know it!! I bet it is a lot more better too.

Maybe it's sonys turn to open the the console war up. After all xbox360 opened up the last one with sony releasing their ps3 late. both consoles are good in their own ways. gfs got ps3 ive got the 360. Intresting parts about this xbox720 bussiness is that, Do sony have the cash to even create a new console after their failings with the ps vita which has left them sevely in debt millions if i recall on a news article not too long ago, relating to over spending on vita etc and sony's ever growing expenses each year must certainly be near a point of being in the red and un happy investors. Microsoft have a wierd habit though of turning not that great graphic sets into master pieces so it will be intresting what comes along in next few months.

WHAT DO YOU USE TO MAKE POWER POINT YOU SERINTLY DONT USE SONY OFFICE YOU USE MS OFFICE AND I HAVE A XBOX360 ELITE FOR LIKE 3 YEARS KNOW MAYBE 2 AND I HAVE GOTTEN THE RED RING OF DEATH BUT IT ALWAYS BOUNCES BACK YES I HATE THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ONLINE BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER PLAY A XBOX ORGANEALE THEN A PS3

WHAT DO YOU USE TO MAKE POWER POINT YOU SERINTLY DONT USE SONY OFFICE YOU USE MS OFFICE AND I HAVE A XBOX360 ELITE FOR LIKE 3 YEARS KNOW MAYBE 2 AND I HAVE GOTTEN THE RED RING OF DEATH BUT IT ALWAYS BOUNCES BACK YES I HATE THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ONLINE BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER PLAY A XBOX ORGANEALE THEN A PS3

Cant wait for the PlayStation 4!

if it doesn't come out this E3 they didn't say next years for certain either, so it could be announced June 8th for all we know.

I am the controller with the xbox 360 kinect. I love playing games with out wires or remotes. For fps, we get map packs earlier the ps3. 360 has created kinect, which you are the controller. What did ps3 created? ....remote. So if microsoft can make what ps can't, I can already imagine the 720 is by far better then ps4

I have both ps3 and xbox and I have to choose xbox over it. People choose ps3 over xbox because of blu-ray and free online and the graphics are about the same on both consoles. I hate the ps3 controllers and love the xbox ones because of there feel. Both consoles are great and each have their own specified games. I like racing and ps3 only games such as god of war on the ps3 but xbox has games such as halo which is amazing. I'm playing my xbox as I write this. :p. With everyone going to have blu ray by the time the ps4 and xbox720 comes out I doubt that as many ppl will pick the ps over xbox. Online for xbox is only $59 a year which ends up than less than a quarter a day which is the amount of change that you'll find on the street. I think xbox will do much better. Sorry for the long post. Written by a 13 year old. Oh yeah baby.

stop playstation lovers

stop acting like 5 year olds

if you think playstation is bether go whine about it on some playstaition site
cause this is a xbox site

and what is actully your iq? i mean you think playstation is bether that xbox?! gosh!

yeah but when i play my ps3 i will always get banned by random people. xbox actully checks if they deserve to get banned.

xbox console is wack.

since their microsoft, i expect WAAAAAAAAAAy better than what it is.

ps3 is tha bomb,, aint no lie about it. get wit r get lost.

IS THE NEW XBOX 720 REALLY COMEING OUT IN LATE 2012.

I think it dont look that cool but i beat it going to be fun to play.But i also think the PS4 is going to be wayy better than the xbox720 (PS4 12/14/12)`~thats when its coming out but well see how they turn out but im go getPS4 because it look better and i like the PS3 so i think PS4 gone be evn better.

all of yall are nerds and need to stop playing games and get a life

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT XBOX360 IS WAY BETTER THAN PLAYSTATION 3 PS3 GETS HACKED ALOT REMEMBER WHEN SONY PS ACCOUNTS GOT HACKED XBOX HAS WAY BETTER GRAPHICS WAY BETTER GAMES WAY BETTER FEATURES THE ONLY REASON YOUR GUY,S XBOX CONSOLES BREAK IS BECAUSE U GUYS PROBOBLY THROWING IT AROUND AND NOT TREATING IT GOOD, XBOX IS BETTER !!!!

okay, so ive got a few months to save up my money... this is what ive been waiting for and now its just a waiting game

ps4 is way better than xbox 720 xbox sucks a little wii u is okay

xbox 720 so cool

your all nerds arguing about performance lol who cares! both systems are guna be the newest and best thing when they come out. just play what you like lol BIGGEST DAMN NERDS!!!

The pics of the new xbox looks crapie and the pics for ps4 look alot better

Well a lot of you keep saying the PS3 is better than the Xbox360. I am sure that the PS3 has something better than the Xbox but I have a Xbox from 2007 and I have never had a problem with it. It has never needed repairs ever I also have a Xbox 360 Slim I have never had a problem with it either so were is your 50% fail rate for the Xbox now.

i can't wait go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps4 is touch but xbox look like a space ship hahahahahahahaha

funny

Am I peculiar in that I'm actually looking forward to both consoles? All the spec notes are rumors at the moment so I'm waiting until I hear what's actually going to be powering these next-gen machines before I pick a side. Though having said that it will probably be the Xbox… I enjoy Halo too much to trade it in! But back on topic… When do you all think we'll hear about a release date? I heard something that they're thinking late 2013 now? I guess if that's the case it won't be too long before we start hearing some more solid information.

Xbox needa get outta here . people blowin they money cauze the system keeps getting red ring. Mine Never did for like 4 years but its come close to because my screen would turn black and it would flash red. i plugged it out and it stopped. ps3 better cauze it never overheats and the system has free online, bluetooth controllers, and better graphics. im gettin my ps3 tommorow and im sorry xbox fans but xbox and microsoft are both GARBAGE.

The PS3 is still way better than xbox 360 and the xbox 720 pictures look ridiculous-wouldnt want that in my living room. The PS3 is still going to be better than this fake xbox720

its not coming out

Personaly i've always liked the freedom you get with the xbox but games wise theres only mabie 3 franchises that draw gamers in plus the techs unreliable , the tech is so cheap that its almost an 100% chance that you'll have to replace something and added onto the materials used its also filled with hackers and modders , i can only hope that these problems will reside with 360 alone and not 720 . the ps3 in my eyes is going to be better but alot more expensive , the graphics were already great but with the ps4 they'll be unbelievable , and added to that its free to play plus with reliable equipment and console materials the ps4's only problems will be its price .

I have owned both consoles and have to say that the PS3 is a much better console. Regardless of hacks or what have you. Xbox will constantly break whether it be disk drives, RRoD, or many other problems. I have owned a ps3 since it first came out. Never had an issue. I bought an xbox less than a year ago and had to replace it. I play my xbox more only because of gear of war. if they had that for ps3 my xbox would be solddddddd.

HELLO IM BOB THE BUILDER. THE NEW XBOX 720 IS A UFO!!! DONT GO NEAR IT!!!

xbox is hella better than ps3 period kk

the WII came out later then the Kinect. the kinect was earlyer. still sbox suck!

XBOX? you have to pay for internet, graphis are weak. need to pay for some of XBOX characters. no offense.
i think PS4 is better and im 80% sure that PS4 will be better.
Google ps4 then the first link its an real on. Good luck.

Google this: {ps4} then the first link. no fake

there is no such thing as the 720 , and won't be for years.

ps1 is beeeeeeeest

SORRY TO SAY XBOX IS MUCH BETTER THEN PS << PS FOR CHAVS << AN WE ALL KNOW CHAVS LOVE FREE STUFF THE THIEVING BASTEDS ... ..XBOX HATERS R JUST SCRUFFS.. THAT CANT AFORD THE ONLINE FEE OF £40 LOL >> XBOX IS MUCH BETTER DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE £40 PAYS FOR SEVERS THAT R BRILL COMPERED TO P.S SEVER WITCH R CHEAP AN NASTY AN KICKS U OUT EVER 2 MINS FOR NO RESON AN DONT SAY OOOO ITS UR INTERNET CUZ MINES 50MG :) XBOX IS THE WAY AHEAD .. PACE OUT XBOXS LOVER ;)

Yikes the ps3, 360 debate. Played both, love my xbox 360. dont want a over priced ps3. happy with my 360 elite. does the job, i can happily play games by myself and online.

this xbox will be the best one that has come out yet

this xbox will be the best one that has come out yet

i am oner of the xbox360 but i brot xbox720 and ps4 becose it was smool,sleemandlite and i love games and gameing world

i have ps3 better than xbox 360 the xbox kinect pretty munch copied wii xbox720 what horible shape xbox pay use own internet ps3 plays blue ray wifi ps3 is the choice won thing i hate is buy system then aready have new idea make another ur system is worthless now buy another new system

i like ps4 and xbox720 but ps4 looks a lot nicer than the xbox as usual

Do i have to pay for Xbox live on the Xbox 720 ?

Yes, you'll have to pay, that's what keeps it safe and secure, look what happened to Sony. 60-70 is not too much for an entire year. Skip on a few visits to McD's and you've paid for it and it's been worth it. I have both systems but I prefer the whole Xbox experience to that of the PS3, the PS3 is now justmy 3D Blu-Ray player. Not enough people playing on it to make it worth my while. All of the MLG colsole players seem to be on the Xbox.

So, bite the bullet, and just pay your year.

u gotta be kidding me....x720 is never goin to come out, it is all crap.....but if your sayin that microsoft is better..... then yes im with you!!!!!

Microsoft and Sony has developed a sever, and games will now be made to interact to one another on both systems. You will now be able to play online with your friends from the P.S. and the Xbox.

ur crazy...playstation always gets hacked....and xbox has windows 7....which is highly better

eff 'em both ill be on the new wii with all my 7 year old chums.

you think you have a say so why are you looking on websites like this if you want to get out you get out off this website pal i like this stuff you dont p*ss off and go out yourself

These comments sicken me. I can not believe you chikdren have nothing else better to do than argue over something so trivial. Please get outside and ride a bike, join the Cub Scouts, mow lawns and please study extra hard in your english classes. Im glad I read these comments; because of you I will be Home Schooling my children. My children will not be along side these spawns of trailer white trash and project dwelling ethnics! Parents should be given a very in depth test before they bare children.

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