Quick Note: Xbox One Coming November 22
September 4, 2013 10:34 AM
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It also got a CPU boost and more pre-orders available
It's official: the
Xbox One console
will be released November 22, 2013, right in time for the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft announced that the gaming console will be available
in 13 markets
as of that date, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. It will make its way to other markets in 2014.
Microsoft made a few Xbox One announcements today, aside from just the release date. It also noted that it began full production of the Xbox One console recently in preparation for the holiday season.
In addition, the Xbox One got yet another CPU boost from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, which is about a 10 percent increase in CPU performance. This is on top of the 6 percent increase the console received recently.
Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the Xbox One a
as well. The Xbox One's GPU clock speed is now 853MHz, up from the previous 800MHz.
Furthermore, Microsoft announced today that it will making a limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles available for pre-order. You can reserve the Day One edition
as well as at certain retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. But again, quantities are limited.
"We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere," said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Xbox. "We have sold out of our pre-order supply in the U.S. faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever. We look forward to celebrating with millions and millions of gamers this holiday."
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Last minute rush decisions/knee jerk reactions.
9/4/2013 11:17:58 AM
When Microsoft found out that they were outgunned compared to the PS4 they make these last minute changes. We'll see how the first batch/revision of xbox one fairs in the market, I wouldn't be surprised if we see overheating issues/quirks/bugs. But who knows, maybe it'll be ok with the higher clocks and same design box.
RE: Last minute rush decisions/knee jerk reactions.
9/4/2013 1:12:06 PM
I'm thinking this might have been the strategy all the while to build excitement. But that might be a little too generous considering some of the missteps.
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