Xbox One Will Launch Around The World Later This Year

By Spencer . May 21, 2013 . 10:53am


No specific time date or price, but Microsoft and Sony will go head to head. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are scheduled to come out around the world later this year.

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  • TheExile285

    I’m guessing around November for both systems.

    I also predict a Wii U price drop the day the prices for both systems are revealed, lol.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Wow this will be a fierce holiday. Many were hoping the 2014 rumour was true for xbox one. I wonder how Ninty will handle this competitio.

    • TheExile285

      Wii U price drop a week before both systems come out, lol

    • ronin4life

      By having non internet connected games and being under 700$.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        But xbox one is only $399.

        • Solomon_Kano

          According to who?

          Next-gen hardware with Kinect in the box for anything less than $500 or without a 2-year Gold contract would be a surprise.

          • mirumu

            We sure don’t know the price as you say, but both the PS4 and Xbox One have lower-end x86 CPUs paired with other fairly midrange looking hardware. Gone are the days of expensive exotic architectures and high end low yield components. I am certain both of these consoles will be substantially cheaper than many people are expecting for this reason alone.

            I would not be at all surprised to see a Xbox One with a 2-year gold contract selling for less than a Wii U. Having said that, given how underwhelming the Xbox One appears to be Nintendo’s task seems easier today that it was yesterday in my view.

          • Solomon_Kano

            True, true. I explained as much to someone earlier when telling them why the PS4 will probably be cheaper than we expect.

            That said, even with the lessened cost to them on the production side, I don’t feel like we’ll see this south of $400 without a contract. The 360 still goes for $300 for the 4GB with Kinect model and they’re bundling Kinect 2.0 with every Xbox One. Maybe some of MS’ policies are leading me to be overly skeptical, but I see that being $400 at the minimum (again, unless there’s a contract).

            I’m in agreement on what this says for Nintendo though. After today, the Wii U and the Xbox One don’t even appear to be direct competitors. MS is going for an entirely different crowd than the Wii U and, even among the “core” folks, I’d be surprised if anyone were impressed by today’s showing.

          • mirumu

            I’m sure they will save a little by mass producing Kinect, but yes, probably not enough to bring the price down by much.

            I’m with you on your wider thoughts. Personally I don’t really see the point of Xbox One at all. The Wii U isn’t diminished by Microsoft’s announcement in any sense, and will still get those unique and exclusive titles Nintendo platforms do. Even with it’s myriad problems and questionable future the Wii U offers a unique experience you can’t get elsewhere. For everything else there’s the PS4, and Sony couldn’t really have positioned it better. The large memory bandwidth advantage suggests the PS4 will be visibly more powerful than Xbox One overall.

            The Xbox One just seems to sit uncomfortably in the middle with nothing to really set it apart. I’ve seen quite a few comments say it looks like a set top box, but I have to say, I think that’s all it actually is.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, I think they felt they could come out today without impressing like the PS4 but make up for it with the media stuff, but that didn’t really work out. We, as gamers, didn’t really get any indication of what we should be excited about the Xbox One for so I’m not sure what today was about. It was an event that only gamers would watch… but there was nothing for gamers.

            Not to mention everything that’s come out about the One in interviews today has been the negatives they declined to share during the conference so… I’m not really sure what MS is aiming for.

    • DiosFancifulRomp

      They’ll have games.

    • AuraGuyChris

      It has more than One game by now, so…

  • SirRichard

    33 minutes until we saw a game for more than one second. Absolutely remarkable.

    I’m honestly not at all enthused by this, I know Microsoft have been pushing the multimedia angle for a good while now but that was just silly. People bought their systems to play games, and we saw three non-sports games and didn’t even get actual in-game shots of any of them. Hopefully E3 will actually turn up something.

    • Göran Isacson

      Yeah, sure sounds like I’ll have to wait until E3 to get anything interesting out of MS. Sure, that may have been their intention, but as a gamer I can’t say this enthused me much for the coming generation…

    • Solomon_Kano

      Actually, the Forza footage was likely in-game. At the very least, it was in-engine. And I guess there was… something in that COD trailer, I dunno.

      But, yea, that was grossly underwhelming. I mean, I didn’t expect them to come out guns blazing and try to overtake Sony two weeks before E3, but they didn’t even try! What the hell did I spend that time watching for? A box, Spielberg, talk about games we didn’t get to see, and blink-and-you-miss-it footage of the games they did show.

      They really can’t afford for E3 to be anything less than spectacular after that.

      • JustThisOne

        I’m thinking maybe they were so tight lipped specifically because they’re holding out for E3. Perhaps they intend to release to floodgates there?

        • Solomon_Kano

          I’d like to believe that, but we didn’t see a single Kinect game today — and we know they’re coming. So that means E3 conference time devoted to Kinect, rehashing on COD, and then their games.

          I really, really want to believe that they’re going to blow the door off the hinges at E3, but the fact that nothing significant was shown today makes me question this event’s purpose. Showing us the system and the controller could’ve come at E3. Buuuut if this means no mention of the TV stuff and a focus on games at E3, then that’ll be good. I hope that’s what this is.

    • artemisthemp

      It’s a improvement from Xbox reveal, where they used 4 minutes on music before they began talking

  • Raltrios

    Don’t care when it launches. If I have to pay for a game three times so the rest of my family can play it, I want nothing to do with this console. Doesn’t matter to me how high-tech it is, this console does not sound family-friendly. No dice.

  • Vash bane

    and the wars begin

    • Lucian Kara

      Unless Microsoft gets some seriously killer exclusives there isn’t going to be a war, but a slaughtering. The whole paywall for used games(possibly making one pay twice the price for a game) and a focus on TV support rather than games puts it at a real disadvantage against the PS4 right now.

      If nothing big get’s announced at E3 then I don’t expect the console to do much.

    • war? what will people be arguing about for this year? console interfaces?

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