Begun The Console War Has: Xbox One Release Date Revealed

Buckle up folks, it’s go time. Microsoft has finally revealed the release date for its upcoming next generation console, the Xbox One. You’ll be able to get your hands on this system on November 22 in 13 markets: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and US with more to follow in 2014. I don’t know if it was planned or just a happy coincidence, but this is the same day eight years ago that the Xbox 360 launched.

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What’s also interesting is that this is one week after Sony unleashes the Playstation 4 on November 15. I assumed Microsoft would have liked to have launched prior to Sony, but I’m guessing something held it back or they really wanted to hit on that anniversary date.  Either way, in the long run, I can’t see a week difference causing much issue in terms of sales. I am curious to see how the $100 price difference between the two influences shoppers this holiday season, if at all.

Another new piece of news also revealed during the same announcement is that Microsoft has again further increased the CPU performance in Xbox One from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GH or a solid 10% boost in power. Microsoft has also made more Day One editions become available in retail so you should have more opportunities to nab one if you’ve been holding out.

With the dates finally set for both consoles, the battlegrounds can finally start to take shape. It’ll be interesting how both companies approach the final couple of months leading up to their launches. Either way, it’s an exciting time to be a gamer.

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6 Responses to Begun The Console War Has: Xbox One Release Date Revealed

  1. Vitosal says:

    just of curiosity..what is your preferred console and will you be picking up one of these on day one?

    • Honestly, my end goal (just like this current generation) is to grab both consoles. I don’t typically side with one company or the other as both have great games that I enjoy. I like to experience everything if I can.

      Unfortunately, a current life situation may prevent me from getting either console on day one. We’ll see. I’ll definitely be jumping in, just not sure when.

      What about you? PS4 or Xbox One?

  2. Vitosal says:

    ps4. I prefer the games on ps4, plus what xbox is offering wont be available in our country for a while. My whole life though nobody i knew had an xbox so i’ve never really being interested in getting it. I’ve always had playstation. I remember buying the original playstation way back when….boy i was young then

    • Right, I completely forgot where you’re actually from. Makes total sense.

      To be honest, none of the Xbox One first party titles really excite me. Granted, they look great technically but I’m not terribly excited to play them. Not saying that they won’t be fantastic games, just saying they’re not quite for me.

  3. Vitosal says:

    There is actually one game on Xbox that i would love to try and that’s titanfall. But i keep hearing rumors that it eventually will come to ps4

    • Completely agree about Titanfall. I haven’t heard one bad thing about that game from the press and gamers anywhere it’s been shown off. I need to get my hands on that one.

      I was talking strictly about the launch window for the Xbox One.

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