Xbox One's Release Date Is November 22

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Posted by patrickklepek (4595 posts) -

Microsoft has announced its release date for its new platform, Xbox One, and it's November 22.

The first markets to receive Xbox One are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and the US. Other markets are coming in a nebulous 2014 timeframe.

The company has also disclosed the CPU has moved from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ. Specs!

There are quotes and other nonsense that I could put here, but who cares?

As a refresher, here are your launch titles:

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#1 Posted by BeachThunder (11932 posts) -

PEGGLE TWO!

#2 Posted by ghostchant (124 posts) -

Hmm how can they change processor speed at this stage? overclocking?

#3 Posted by JeanLuc (3583 posts) -

Man, November is going to get crazy!

#4 Edited by Venatio (4491 posts) -

As usual Sweden will get fucked on price and release date

Yay!

#5 Posted by FameOner (25 posts) -

I was hoping to get more time before I sling some Christmas trees buy oh well.

#6 Edited by MeatSim (10853 posts) -

Still on the fence about getting one. It's a lot of money, but I can't afford a new PC and I need something to play Battlefield 4 on.

#7 Posted by mnzy (2914 posts) -

@venatio said:

As usual Sweden will get fucked on price and release date

Yay!

Barely half of Europe gets it in the beginning, though.

#8 Posted by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

If Dead rising 3 was made by kenji inafune i would buy it...... in 2014.

#9 Posted by xR3COx (24 posts) -

Guess i can start planning to put in for a couple days off work to take a long weekend

#10 Edited by Hassun (1153 posts) -

@mnzy: That's still crazy to me. It's like they don't even want to try getting Europe this time.

Release months after the PS4 and at a €100 price deficit.

@ghostchant Yeah you just clock it a little bit higher.

#11 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -

@mnzy said:

@venatio said:

As usual Sweden will get fucked on price and release date

Yay!

Barely half of Europe gets it in the beginning, though.

7 countries isn't barely half. Europe has 50 countries.

#12 Posted by IronScimitar (495 posts) -

A piece of me wishes that PGR was in that line up. :(

#13 Edited by TheLastGunslinger (242 posts) -

8 years to the day since the launch of the 360. It's been a long console generation.

#14 Posted by Nictel (2412 posts) -

@meatsim: Save a $100 and get it on PS4? Or do you prefer the Xbox One?

#15 Posted by Anobix (29 posts) -

Hmm how can they change processor speed at this stage? overclocking?

Likely not actually overclocking. They were probably underclocking them previously in order to maintain thermal headroom to avoid another RROD issue. Will have to see how the thermals are after increasing, likely fine.

#16 Posted by DJ_Lars (17 posts) -

A piece of me wishes that PGR was in that line up. :(

Amen brother

#17 Posted by dagas (2834 posts) -

Another reason to get the PS4. It will be out in Sweden this year.

#18 Posted by DJ_Lars (17 posts) -

@venatio said:

As usual Sweden will get fucked on price and release date

Yay!

Yay indeed. The news of the delay dropped the day after i put down my pre-order :(

#19 Posted by AlexGBRO (296 posts) -

this is interesting i think now we know a date

COD, BF4,AC all come first on ps4 than xboxone(15 22) in NA

that could have a big impact on sales of those games on xbox one

#20 Posted by MjHealy (1851 posts) -

I would stoked to hear this news but I'm already set on picking up a PS4. (That €100 difference...)

#21 Posted by Midgetforsale (9 posts) -

I wish there were anything in this launch lineup I cared about.

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#23 Edited by chiablo (929 posts) -

@ghostchant said:

Hmm how can they change processor speed at this stage? overclocking?

150MHz is such a trivial bump that it barely qualifies as a mild overclock. it's a marketing move more than anything else.

#24 Posted by Peacemaker (1104 posts) -

I was actually expecting them to try and get it out before the PS4. This surprises me.

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#25 Posted by MeatSim (10853 posts) -
@nictel said:

@meatsim: Save a $100 and get it on PS4? Or do you prefer the Xbox One?

It's only a 50 dollar different since I would have to get PS+ membership to play multiplayer and I already have a gold membership for 360. Plus I prefer the Xbox controller over the DualShock.

#26 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I'm Swedish and have been loyal to Xbox for years now. But right now I feel like just saying fuck it and just get a PS4. At least Sony seems to care about actually selling their product. I bet MS will lose a lot of potential customers by pushing the release date to an unknown date next year.

#27 Edited by ScottG13 (78 posts) -

I'll play Dead Rising and Ryse.

Watch Dogs & AC4 on PS4.

Battlefield & COD where ever.

#28 Posted by ptc (617 posts) -

@mjhealy said:

I would stoked to hear this news but I'm already set on picking up a PS4. (That €100 difference...)

If you're a FIFA fan, getting that thrown in with the console offsets the price difference a bit...

#29 Edited by JasonR86 (9705 posts) -

That's not a good date.

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#30 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (485 posts) -

Huh, was honestly expecting them to come out on COD: Ghosts launch day.

#31 Posted by gavingt (63 posts) -

@ghostchant: Anything under 2 GHZ is underclocking the Jaguar CPU. So they're just underclocking it less now. 1.6 GHZ was considered the sweet spot for cooling purposes, but now we can assume they're confident enough in their cooling setup that they can crank it up to 1.75 GHZ.

#32 Edited by hi_im_rob (201 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I'm getting an Xbox. I still have not committed. My hope that the cool indie stuff on PS4 like Transistor eventually come to PC or Xbone.

#33 Posted by SplitSecond (22 posts) -

@mnzy said:

@venatio said:

As usual Sweden will get fucked on price and release date

Yay!

Barely half of Europe gets it in the beginning, though.

7 countries isn't barely half. Europe has 50 countries.

Well if you consider population those 7 countries contain 330 million of Europe's 740 million which is getting close to half.

#34 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5490 posts) -

Wow, there it is then. One week apart exactly between both consoles.

Next gen is coming fast and hard!

#35 Posted by Anund (897 posts) -

@geekdown said:

I'm Swedish and have been loyal to Xbox for years now. But right now I feel like just saying fuck it and just get a PS4. At least Sony seems to care about actually selling their product. I bet MS will lose a lot of potential customers by pushing the release date to an unknown date next year.

As a fellow Swede, I don't see why ANYONE here would be so loyal to MS that they would put up with this shit.

#36 Posted by TJUK (98 posts) -

Scoops indeed! That's 7 days earlier than PS4 in the UK.

#37 Edited by ContagiousE (1 posts) -

wow, They either can't get it sooner or really like that date. Interested to how this turns out at release or even if they change the date don't think thats completely out of the question considering the huge changes so far.

#38 Edited by StrainedEyes (1324 posts) -

@meatsim said:
@nictel said:

@meatsim: Save a $100 and get it on PS4? Or do you prefer the Xbox One?

It's only a 50 dollar different since I would have to get PS+ membership to play multiplayer and I already have a gold membership for 360. Plus I prefer the Xbox controller over the DualShock.

All reports are that the PS4 and X1 controllers are on par with eachother, a few saying the PS4 is better.

#39 Edited by ildon (369 posts) -

Really, they only had to beat Black Friday, not Sony. I think at this point most people had made up their minds, and having to wait an extra week isn't going to make them change it.

#40 Posted by redwing42 (64 posts) -

I'm surprised at this timing. In the US (the obvious focus market), that is just one week before Black Friday. Will MS be able to restock shelves quickly enough after launch day to handle that crowd? Or will they be missing out on a huge commercial opportunity? Two weeks should be enough for Sony to get more PS4s out, so they may get the double bonus of releasing first and having stock for the Black Friday shoppers, while MS gets neither.

#41 Posted by onyxghost (309 posts) -

Party time!

#42 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

Yay! Now I'm wondering what two or three launch games are gonna be. I'm thinking between:

  1. Battlefield 4
  2. Need For Speed: Rivals
  3. Dead Rising 3
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
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#43 Edited by ildon (369 posts) -

@ghostchant: They can change their processor yields because the way chips are manufactured is that you look at the predicted tolerances and make an estimate, and then when you fabricate the chips you test them to see if they met those tolerances, and on average they can either beat or fail to meet those tolerances.

With regular PC hardware, after you've tested to see what the tolerances actually end up being after fabrication, you can take the components that failed and just downclock them or disable some components (logic paths or cores or cache or whatever depending on the architecture of the part) and just sell that as a lower end version of the same thing for less money. This is one of the fundamental reasons that overclocking works to begin with.

But with a console or embedded system, it's a crap shoot. You can't sell some Xbox One's at 1.6 ghz and some at 1.3 ghz, for example. So they probably made a more conservative estimate than a CPU or GPU manufacturer normally would, and were just going to downclock any chips that exceeded expectations. Apparently a much larger proportion of the yield exceeded expectations. Enough that they could just release all of the chips at 1.75 ghz instead of downclocking most of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor_device_fabrication#Device_test

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking#Factors_allowing_overclocking

#44 Posted by joshth (505 posts) -

More like Xboned! Am I right guys?! Where's the high-fives?

#45 Posted by bibz (35 posts) -

Yep one week earlier for us Aussies too! This might even make me preorder one. Still no ps4 exclusives that matter to me anyways. New gen Forza however...

#46 Posted by Synekal (30 posts) -

God, what a boring launch line-up...

I think most launch line-ups were/are straight-up crap, but this is just more motivation to wait until 2014 to pick up a console. Plus, we get to see if there are any hardware issues that plagued Microsoft's last launch.

#47 Posted by DedBeet (290 posts) -

Really didn't imagine them launching after PS4. I thought Jeff Gerstmann's idea was solid; launch on the 5th with Call of Duty. Probably won't really make a difference but that's some missed synergy.

#48 Edited by arawk (188 posts) -

Whoa whoa whoa...Zoo Tycoon?? I'm in!

#49 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

Can't wait for launch day news

#50 Posted by Nadafinga (958 posts) -

@meatsim said:
@nictel said:

@meatsim: Save a $100 and get it on PS4? Or do you prefer the Xbox One?

It's only a 50 dollar different since I would have to get PS+ membership to play multiplayer and I already have a gold membership for 360. Plus I prefer the Xbox controller over the DualShock.

The consensus is that the DualShock 4 is a massive improvement.

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