Xbox One To Launch On November 22nd In 13 Markets

By Ishaan . September 4, 2013 . 9:22am

Microsoft have announced a release date for the Xbox One. The console will be launched on November 22nd in 13 markets around the world.


The markets that will receive the Xbox One at launch are: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Microsoft say that “many more” markets will follow in 2014.


Additionally, Microsoft have confirmed that the Xbox One CPU has increased from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, which is roughly a 10 percent increase in CPU performance. This is in addition to a previously announced 6% increase in GPU performance.


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  • Jontaku

    wow. A week before and after the PS4.

    • Surgeon of Death

      I see what you did there. :)

  • AuraGuyChris

    Who’s prepared to cut a finger to buy this?!
    *Surprisingly, children under age 7*

    • ZEROthefirst

      Silly poster they’re not buying it, mom and dad are.

      • hunterrnl

        Till they see the PS4 with 100$ cheaper pricetag :).

        My country is no more tier 1. I dont really care anymore about the xbox one.

        • Freud_Hater

          Who ‘does’ care about the XBone? XD

  • Go2hell66

    just screwed over the entire continent of asia and africa

    • Mental

      Not surprised. Xbox is dead over there in the Japanese market anyway.

    • ZEROthefirst

      Microsoft always performed pretty poorly in other areas other than the U.S. and Europe so I won’t be surprised if the X1 sells worse than the 360 in these areas.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    I don’t have much knowledge when it comes to business and marketing, but after what happened at E3 and all the negative criticism that they have been getting I would try to avoid releasing this console anywhere near the PS4’s date. Especially since most people will be buying the PS4 and may not have the money to buy the Xbox One afterwards…?

    • Microsoft has already proven that they’re thinking totally backwards with the Xbox One, even going as far as to call it One. I personally don’t see this as anything surprising considering their moves lately.

      • Byron Kerrison II

        Maybe they’re feeling overconfident?

    • GGear0323

      this is a console launch. what that means is that there is hardly a scenario where both consoles wouldn’t basically sell out of stock no matter when they released. in any case, they really couldn’t pick another date. too early and you don’t have enough stock to put out. same date would just be murder on anyone trying to buy one in store. the date they are releasing is one week before Black Friday (sales on anything and everything and people literally plan on throwing money away that day). no one launches after Black Friday.

  • Anime10121

    The games heating up!

    Dis Gon b gud.gif

    Really wanna see how the market takes the one in both the US and the UK.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    So… A week after the US gets the PS4 and a week before the rest of the world gets the PS4.
    Oh dear….

    • Barrylocke89

      But not uncommon. Remember back in the day (all USA dates):

      Playstation 3 Launch Day: November 17th 2006
      Nintendo Wii Launch Day: November 19th 2006

      Xbox Launch Day: November 15th 2001
      GameCube Launch Day: November 18th 2001

      Rival systems launching almost side-by-side during the holiday rush is nothing new at all.

      The real question is why. Maybe the companies want to prove to their stakeholders that their console can stand strong against the competition?

      You know what else is funny though? The third competitor always releases their console about one year prior, almost in an effort to stay out of the race and do well. Even more amusing is that each of the major 3 has done this exactly once between ps2 and now.

      Nintendo Wii U Launch Day: November 18th 2012
      Xbox 360 Launch Day: November 22 2005
      Playstation 2 Launch Day: October 26th 2000 (although the PS2 was a little different because the Sega Dreamcast came out September 9th 1999, so technically it was a newcomer to the old competition)

  • cameron forsyth

    i’m kinda anxious to see what this does for the market and this generation altogether.

    as i have a slight worry that the wider target market Microsoft is going for may dilute my demography or put me in the minority of gamers.

  • Mental

    I’m interested in seeing how Mircosoft will utilize the upgraded Kinect technology as well as the cloud technology for games. Although, their launch day lineup looks plain.

    • I think the Kinect will end up being a waste for them to be honest. It’s just not something that’s practical for playing games. Not that I would know because I never personally tried it, but I find it difficult to imagine how Kinect could be used to benefit most games, and I’m talking about every game that will be released for it, not just the party games or sports games they’ll be coming out with. Motion controls shouldn’t be used to replace traditional controllers. They’re best used as a supplement to traditional controls rather than a replacement.

      • Mental

        I agree with the last part, but Kinect for 360 was mostly, in my opinion, a late-life add-on to boost sales. With the new Kinect, this is being built with the Xbox One. On top of the Xbox One’s technology compared to the 360, maybe it’ll be a lot more responsive.

  • Chris Yuen

    Don’t worry. Just someone from a Tier 2/3 country passing by.

    • GGear0323

      well, be fair. how long did you have to wait in the past after a console launch before your country got it?

    • Testsubject909

      If you’re interested in the Xbox One.

      Hang in there.

  • Aristides

    So the titan falls on Nov 22nd. They should record it in history books, N22 the day Sony reclaimed Olympus.

    • Kevadu

      Titanfall doesn’t come out ’til spring next year, man ;)

      • Aristides

        You’re taking that post way too literal XD

  • hmm this doesnt look good for microsoft this holiday will be an interesting one

  • RichyGaming

    Can’t wait

  • This article made me LoL. I seriously forgot that this console was still coming out.

    • Lucky Dan

      Don’t worry you shouldn’t be worried about either system as the PC your typing with is a much more better than these consoles.

      Why not just buy a better video card, like a Radeon 7850 or Radeon 7870 far cheaper and much more powerful than in either systems….
      your just missing 5 games :)

      • Testsubject909

        General excitement but also because there’s really nothing like console gaming.

        PC gaming is fun and all but it doesn’t evoke the same mindset nor does it invite you to an easier jump-in-and-play experience.

        You can argue as much as you want on that end, but ultimately PC gaming does provide certain pitfalls that just aren’t present on a static system like home consoles or portables. Plus with recent features on portables and on the PS4, the whole quick sleep mode return to play and whatnot. It also makes it much more convenient.

        Also. Not everyone is accustomed to making alterations or upgrades to their rigs. Your suggestion would only apply to anyone who’s already deeply familiar with PC gaming like myself.

        • Guest

          A lot of people have played with Lego before or know how to remove a cartridge from a console so they already have the know-how of doing this type of stuff already.

          Also the jump in and experience is much more seamless than you think, you can hook a controller configure it and load the game in a few seconds flat without much hardship or work as the game itself is already on the hard-drive and preloaded.

          I think you making things more difficult than it seems but you have a ring called a MARKETER attached to your post cause its much much more easier than you think + you can attach the rig to either controller of your preference or to a monitor or TV if you prefer.

          Also Not everyone is accustomed to having their car breakdown and trying not to discover what’s wrong with it but that only happens in ads and people at least try and do something themselves instead of acting like blonde ditz stranded on a road. Nice analogy if i say so myself.

        • Lucky Dan

          You forgetting one big thing the 2 new systems are essentially static PCs now… they are both made AMD well known for creating the PC computer parts they are both using similar architecture.

          CPU both using 2 tablet 4core cpus/MOBO with intergrate GFX
          8 GB RAM, Radeon Graphics Card

          cheap 500gb hard drive

          Hell you might as well get a laptop and attach it the TV it’s essentially the same thing just cut away the flab and it isn’t hard to replace a video card, especially with people who play with lego before.

          This really just applies to the awesome casual market which i don’t get and they have smart phones to tide them over.

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Thoughtlessly boosting CPU output less than 2 months before the thing is supposed to come out??? Shouldn’t these be in production by now…? Who’s ready for RRoDbox 2?

    • Mr_SP

      Yeah, that’s a pretty late game upgrade. Is it even substantial? Is a mere 10% an appreciable boost?

      • Testsubject909

        Who knows.

        Last I read, there were still rumors circulating that the Xbox One had to underclock itself to avoid overheating issues and issues with it’s ram.

    • Testsubject909

      Doesn’t help that there were some articles about Xbox One consoles breaking down during all of it’s live on the floor presentations. As for how reliable those articles were. I would unfortunately not be able to say, I’m unfamiliar with the sites that held such articles and source for that are hard to go by.

  • Lucky Dan

    I think both companies have lost the plot on this generation.

    Since they both made by AMD and AMD has a notorious rating of having things overheat in the first generation….

    I’ll wait for the second generation with improved technology and cheaper prices, there is no point in getting either at launch this is what your looking forward to on either one.

    PS4, Killzone and Drive club (rest coming on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC)
    Xbox One, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5 and Crimson Dragon (rest coming on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC).

    Not a whole lot at launch and far worse than the Wii U launch. At least the Wii U offered improved version of already existing games !!!

    • Testsubject909

      I’ll personally chip in with PS4.

      The Xbox 360 was horribly put together, physically. The heatsink was nothing short of a conscious sabotage by the people who made it, finicky and completely useless, they might’ve as well just encased their CPU/GPU in wool. The damn thing was built to overheat.

      The PS3 though surprised me, it kept cool quite well and it felt as though Sony understood well enough what to do to keep their system from overheating.

      Also just looking at the backside of the PS4 makes me think that one side is just a huge exhaust fan. Makes me wonder how little or how much noise it’ll make. Nevertheless, I’ve enough confidence in their product to just jump in.

      • Lucky Dan

        Well to each to his own, I suggest waiting for the tide to die down a bit there is literally nothing coming out. Both companies have outsourced their systems to AMD so you can’t say Microsoft system being particularly poor design when PS4 is from same maker itself.

        Xbox 360 was rushed and you could see it.

        If you haven’t learnt from the Wii U launch good for you as they found it was might hard to get the “Games” which sells the system out in time and the Wii U is 25-50% more powerful than the Xbox 360.

        With the PS4 and Xbox One “Claiming” to be more powerful you can surely bet you’ll be waiting a mighty long time for the games to come out unless they do something sensible like timed exclusives.

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