Xbox One Launching Nov. 22

September 4, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

This morning Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One will launch on November 22 in North America, just a week after the PlayStation 4 (it launches on Nov. 29 in Europe). The Xbox One will be released on that date in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand. Other markets like Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland will have to wait until early 2014.

The system will retail for $499 (€499 in Europe, and £425 in the UK) and comes with one controller, the Kinect sensor, a headset microphone, and a HDMI cable. Customers in Europe who have pre-ordered the Xbox One Day One Edition in Europe will also receive a free download code for FIFA 14.

Around 22 games will be available at launch including Dead Rising 3, Zoo Tycoon, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Killer Instinct.

That date is also a week before the biggest holiday shopping day in the U.S.: Black Friday. By that time all three consoles will be on store shelves in the U.S. vying for that lucrative holiday shopping season cash...

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Re: Xbox One Launching Nov. 22

So does anyone think the week head start for the PS4 will make a difference? No? Didn't think so. We all know that US sales for November all come down to Black Friday/Cyber Monday. And a week in the long run will have zero to do with the long term success/failure of a console.

Re: Xbox One Launching Nov. 22

Honestly we just need to get away from this whole "day one" sales issue for hardware and software.  They deem games and hardware failures if they don't sell out of the gate instead of letting them have a long run where they can make more and more sales.  Games that came out a MONTH ago are already being forgotten in favor of the next big thing.  It drives me nuts.

Not everyone can afford to get everything on the same day so choices have to be made.  I want a PS4, I want an Xbox One...but both will have to wait because I simply do not have the money to get them day one.  At the earliest I can see it will be sometime next year for both so that one week means little nothing to me.

I had some money down for the PS4, but canceled it because it made more sense to me to put that money towards titles I can enjoy through the year for systems I already own. Even if I had found a way, I would have had a system with NO games to play...not even backwards compatible ones.

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