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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 GPU bump 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 here 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."

Source: Xbox Wire



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By Mitch101 on 9/4/2013 11:56:08 AM , Rating: 1
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Lets just wait for real reviews and real developers that made real games on both.


I completely agree. Let the games and any visual differences or frame rates speak for themselves.

I dont get how people dont understand that game developers write for the lowest common denominator then add visuals if possible with remaining power.


By retrospooty on 9/4/2013 12:18:32 PM , Rating: 3
"I dont get how people dont understand that game developers write for the lowest common denominator "

That is the problem... They do that, but usually dont add anything back for hte most powerful system, so the Xbox may be dragging down the IQ on the PS4.


By Mitch101 on 9/4/2013 3:14:11 PM , Rating: 2
I dont see any issue that makes it seem like Im looking at Minecraft vs Battlefield 4. Visually I believe they will both be identical or so close nobody will care.


By retrospooty on 9/4/2013 5:28:30 PM , Rating: 2
Of course not, but Minecraft doesnt even come close to utilizing the PS3/XB360's abilities, much less the next gen ones. I see one area... Massive high def textures. That is why video cards have uber fast GDDR5 and that is what the XBO lacks (also the weakest graphic quality point of both current consoles). So we may see lower res textures than we could have seen.


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