September 4th 2013 6:00 am PT

Xbox One to Launch on November 22, 2013 in 13 Markets

Today we are announcing that Xbox One will be available on Friday November 22, 2013 in all 13 of our initial launch markets – Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Many more markets will follow in 2014.

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Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • OnlyWar

    Xbox Sucks. Get a PS4.

  • Chris

    Wont be buying it :( Not that I dont want to, I cant. My first son is due between November 21-23. HOPING he arrives on Xbox Release, thatd be something awesome. Now, getting an Xbox One as a congratulations gift, for me and my son, would be incredible :D!!

    • Dylan

      Congrats!

      • Chris

        Thanks man! A lot of my friends are mad because im not getting X1 on release. Well, family first chumps :) Coming spring (hopefully by may) I’ll get one. Plus, I’m still satisfied with my 360 anyways. it does what I want it to do.

        • beardyman3218

          I wish you all the best and hope you have some happy gaming on xbox one when you get it.

        • John Smith

          totally satisfied, it’s as if all of these gamers are like o i play on a system that’s dung now…can’t wait…it’s called hype

    • OnlyWar

      If your wife gave birth to a PS4 you’d be even luckier.

  • OnlyWar

    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better
    PS4 is better

    • Kreten

      It’s PeeS4!

      • Johnny Sondergard

        no, ps4 it’s officially called GayStation Bore now

        • roozbeh, again

          how the hell did that not get moderated?

          • thebrit

            Because it wasn’t negative in regards to the xbox one :)

        • Keshav Bhat

          How old are you? Like 2?

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      you sir, have a very useless life and quite a boring night

      • OnlyWar

        Maybe true, but I will have a better console than you in November.

        PS4 > Xbox One

        • m1nh0ca

          Based on what PS4 is better than XOne? Or how can people say that XOne is better than PS4?

          Have you ever played both enough time to get into this conclusion? Dude, just grow up, please…

  • AC130

    Good old moderation deleting as much neg. posts although I think they missed a few. Anyway can’t wait until the next RROD event probably will be all that dust in the vents that will be the problem this time.

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      i prefer RROD during warranty period compare to stolen account/cc number and unavailable online services for MONTH

      • roozbeh, again

        I prefer having none of those

        • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

          we both know rrod wont happen

          • roozbeh, again

            I know it wont happen. but RROD was a bad time for xbox.

          • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

            yah i remember i was playing driver i think and it froze up, i reboot and boom rrod i was like OMG, i then call microsoft, threated the problem in under 20 minutes and got the unit replace really fast. that was the orignal 360, didn’t saw any slim going bad when used properly, but of course, like any electronic device, it may happen, just not on a large scale.

          • beardyman3218

            I guarantee if RROD happened again MS would either pull out of the gaming industry or fire the whole R&D and architecture teams.

    • ElektroDragon

      Things are only deleted or sent to moderation if you use foul language or insults.

      • AC130

        I don’t result to insults or foul language

    • Miles Taven

      Well aren’t you a sad little individual, if the highlight of your holiday period is looking forward to the misfortune of gamers then you need professional help and to get laid.

      • X1ultimateGamer

        LOL wouldn’t worry on that lame moron remark his just so butthurt

        • Mike E. Delta

          Um, do you have to use that word? It makes my butt hurt… =

      • Dylan

        If you scroll down, Nick Peck said the same thing, except as an Xbox One fanboy.

        Guess it goes for both sides. Except AC130 didn’t say “I really hope it happens just for a few laughs :p” like Nick did.

        • AC130

          I think dust in the vents is a legit problem what is stopping it from entering the machine or clogging it?

    • X1ultimateGamer

      What a dumbass you are Umm Ps4 equals poor hardware , lame games and only indie ones LMAO and what else oh it has nothing else it’s a upgraded Ps3

      • Joseph

        Don’t be a f*cking sap.

      • AC130

        lol Posting about PS4 when I never mention that. Although I would get it if I wanted all my personal detail compromised.

        • Dylan

          Ever heard of Prism? Haha

          • roozbeh, again

            Get your tinfoil hats please.
            ALIENS EXIST!

          • Dylan

            It was a joke.

            And don’t act like Prism doesn’t exist, you’re doing a country a disservice.

          • roozbeh, again

            I’M A FREAKING VICTIM OF PRISM!
            No really, living in a enemy nation of the USA has that issue.
            But doesn’t mean I should really care, they won’t get anything from me

          • Dylan

            Ahh sorry, I forgot that you don’t live in the US.

          • roozbeh, again

            Apology accepted

          • Dylan

            ‘MURICA!

            Or else!
            Jk ;)

    • GmailIsDown

      the PS4 launch line-up is pathetic. 3 exclusives? where is the next Uncharted? where are all the great RPGs that PS3 are known for? those are not even in the works. PS4 has nothing new and innovative going on and does not give people a reason to upgrade. it is just a faster PS3 with a share button and with no games.

      • AC130

        Yay another person who thinks I want a PS4 I hope you realise that PS4 is da best was never used in that comment.

  • Tiago Rodrigues

    1 week doesnt matter…

  • VINERI_13

    Bring it On Fuzzball!

  • Joseph

    This is awesome news, I’m definitely getting this on release day. :D I haven’t pre-ordered…just waiting on news for a midnight launch in my area!

    • evilfangs .

      You won’t be getting your Xbox one on release day then if you haven’t even pre-ordered it.

      • Joseph

        Howso? I’ve sent emails to 2 of my local game shops to see about a midnight release..the best the shop in my home town can do is open at 8am for the release of GTA V instead of 11am……what a state! Once I find out who has the midnight release I’ll put 150 down for it, that’ll secure me a console. :P

        • evilfangs .

          Nearly if not all day one Xbox one consoles have sold out. Unless you have a pre-order for a Xbox one console you won’t be getting one on the 22nd.

          • Joseph

            Thanks for the info dude!

  • Joseph

    ‘Cos the yanks get everything else.

  • Joseph

    Quick Q, does everyone who pre-orders a console in-store and picks it up on release day get a Day One Edition? Or do you have to specifically ask for it?

    • evilfangs .

      The Xbox one which is releasing on the 22nd is only the day one edition which have if not sold out already. Unless you have already pre-ordered one you aren’t going to get a day one Xbox one. You will have to wait till at least February to get a Xbox one.

      • beardyman3218

        The day one editions are released 22nd, the standard edition releases the same day and doesnt have day one controller or achievement or a free game, the people who have to wait till february are the markets that are not in the 13.

        • evilfangs .

          I thought everyone who pre-ordered was upgraded to the day one edtions?

          • beardyman3218

            No you had to select day one version, or at retail request day one edition, if there is no day one’s left in stock you will be told at retail that it is the standard edition you are getting.

          • evilfangs .

            GAME here in the UK didn’t do that so I heard.

            If you pre-ordered you got the day one edition then when they ran out you got the standard edition, when new stock became available the people who had standard editions got upgraded to the day one edition.

            I pre-ordered back in July so when I pre-ordered I got the day one edition then when Fifa got announced my order got upgraded to include Fifa.

            Then on September the 1st new day one stock became available and anyone who pre-ordered or had the standard edition then got Forza 5 for free.

          • beardyman3218

            I dont shop at game, highly overpriced. It must have been automated as you say, i couldnt see an option to choose, shop to and amazon allow you to select the dition although day one has sold out now.

        • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

          it didn’t sold out in Canada on amazon, walmart, etc. You can also still buy it from microsoft store itself. Why bother picking it up yourself when you can get it delivered for free ?

          • beardyman3218

            You do realise there are other places apart from canada right? just because it hasnt sold out there doesnt mean it hasnt sold out anywhere else, my comment stands for both online and retail, amazon uk has sold out as has asda, game, grainger games, tesco the only place i believe has stock as of yesterday is shop to.

          • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

            dude, stop acting like a baby, im telling you that you have to try multiple store and see if there is one that still sell it or you can go for internationnal order

          • beardyman3218

            I assure you i am not “acting like a baby” i just didnt understand your comment “why bother picking it up yourself when you can get it delivered for free” as i didnt mention deliveries but now that you have elaborated i understand what you tried to say.

          • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

            glad we came to an agreement

  • John Smith

    & thus seals XBLA’s fate…r.i.p. my near decade friend…tho’ i won’t be getting an xbox one as i have too much invested into my 360 (& it is an excellent system) so ship em away & hopefully it bombs.

    • roozbeh, again

      hoping for a system to bomb?
      chill dude…

      • John Smith

        always chill, just don’t like being told I’m always going to have access to my games then 8 years later told something different. I’ve been playing TMNT for near a decade w/the intent of playing it w/my kids for another, well, rest of my life…more like rest of the 360′s life (& until they shut the servers down), and yes bad systems do fail

        • GmailIsDown

          stop being such a crybaby. i have so many GoD and XBLA games so that my 320GB hard drive plus 2 32GB USB sticks are all full. i can always play them even if the Xbox Live service is shut down, as long as my 360 is working.

          you’ll always be able to play them, as long as you keep your 360. why are you so pissed just because microsoft will stop supporting it at some point? it is not realistic for a company to support such service indefinitely.

          if you want games that truly will work indefinitely, support the DRM free content providers such as GOG.

          • John Smith

            It’s not crying just voicing my concern…n u said it best “as long as my 360 is working” when it dies how will u redownload your items if the servers are shut down? I have enough digital items for 4 320gb hard drives btw. I beat some xbla titles then delete to play others, and redwonload when I want to play them again. I shouldn’t have to buy 4 hd for fear that the servers be shut down in 5 years. Should you?

          • roozbeh, again

            you know you could just transfer it via hdd change? or usb?

          • John Smith

            how do i do that?

          • roozbeh, again

            You could just remove your xbox’s hdd and you could apply it to any other xbox. their are instructions on how to remove the hdd.
            A better alternative is to connect a flash drive to the xbox and install to firmware on the flash drive and then move the content from the hdd to the flashdrive.

            Pick one.

          • John Smith

            thanks

          • John Smith

            will check out the GOG too btw..thanks. & it is realistic because when u pay for something it’s yours, hence why u bought it. No where in the history of buying anything was it not…when we started buying xbla games they were purchases not rentals. Have some value in what u spend your hard earned money on…jeez. What’s w/this disposable valueless society?

          • GmailIsDown

            if you look at the licensing terms closely, you will see that you are only purchasing the usage rights, which can be revoked. and this is true since the beginning of PC gaming, before the modern consoles become popular. i was a bit taken back when i bought my first computer game CD in elementary school and realized that it was just a usage right by reading the manual. but at that time, virtually all games were DRM free and the manual of the game I bought explicitly stated that users were allowed to make backups.

            when the corporations rolled out DRMs on games initially, people resisted. but resistance is futile, either because there is really no other choice, or it is just too cheap and/or convenient to rely on some remote server to manage them, even if it means there will be no way to (legally) back up the games and the companies can use a kill-switch to take them away at any time.

            right now pretty much everything new is disposable. gadgets, streaming/cloud services, smartphones, etc. they are not built to last. they are designed to stop working after a certain time so that you will be forced to move on and to shell out more money. that’s just the way it is. i support DRM free providers like GOG as much as i can, as games i bought from them can be freely backuped and played even if the provider’s service is shut down, but they are never going to become mainstream.

          • John Smith

            WOW…u just sealed that for me. Thanks very much. I will only go with either GOG or hard physical copy. I still enjoy finding old Game Boy games n such at thrift stores, etc…thanks again for that tho’…knowledge is power esp. in this area. Funny tho’ how they sold it differently. I will just invest in physical copies from now on. There goes me buying ducktales remastered next week…lol.

    • Mike E. Delta

      Whaaat…Ever. O.o

    • GmailIsDown

      you won’t get an Xbox One so you wish it to bomb. wow you have such a wonderful personality

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    mostly because they don’t pay the same price as we do and europe also suffor from delay, and i think australia also lack of localisation on release.

    • beardyman3218

      We get it a week before the us. I have heard the us maybe getting forza 5 as a free download.

  • Scott Dunn

    Can I add this countdown ticker to my dashboard? :)

  • Mike E. Delta

    What, no one goes on vacation across the border? It’s right there… #CommentsbyIgnorantAmerican (CIA) lol =p

  • OnlyWar

    Major Nelson is a creep. One of the reasons I don’t like Xbox is because they have a lot of weird creepy old men promoting their hardware. Major Nelson strikes me as a kidnapper.

    • Guest

      Wow. Just looking at your comments, your full of useful information, aren’t you? (Sarcasm)

      • Death Dealer

        Indeed, time for another ban wave Major Nelson.

  • DavidinCT

    Can someone clear this up…Why does UK get a free game with the system and here in the US we dont ? I would love to get Forza for free with the system. After paying $500 + tax for this system, it looks like I will only have 1 games for a few weeks and this would be big as this is one of the titles I am waiting for…

    Come on MS, give US customers one free game from FIFA or Forza just like you are over the pond PLEASE ?

    • roozbeh, again

      http:// http://www.digitaltrends .com/gaming/it-looks-like-us-xbox-one-buyers-may-receive-a-free-game-after-all/

      • DavidinCT

        Rumor, not fact…till it comes directly from Microsoft, it’s rumor… So, can anyone answer the question ?

        • roozbeh, again

          I was just giving you hope.
          No the xbox one day one edition does not have a free game for the USA

        • Dylan

          The reason is that Microsoft promised many countries in the EU that they would get the Xbox One on launch day. Microsoft can’t realistically do this, and delayed the console in those countries.

          Shortly after announcing that, they announced that Fifa will be bundled with it. The reason is probably a mix of making up for the delay in the EU, and to boost pre orders in the UK that might have been below projections.

          Microsoft figures they have the US in the bag, so that’s probably why the US doesn’t have a bundle at this time.

          • roozbeh, again

            Don’t forget Australia

    • Severn Dickinson

      To be fair, your paying a lot less for your console.

      Uk customers pay £429 for their xbox ones.

      Interestingly though it seems x1′s are pretty much sold out over here, ps4 is still available. Looks like we’re prepared to pay the extra for better quality piece of kit!

  • John Smith

    just concerned

  • chiron69

    I’m a bit bitter MS won’t even release the console in the xbox’ stronghold during 2013, (yes the scandinavian countries.) They had all the time in the world to incorporate scadinavian languages into Xbox One, but maybe they “forgot” it one the way? Or they could at least release an english version (since english is our second language, and then update the box when language-files are ready…. I think the xbox will lose out in all these rich countries, unfortunately.

  • chiron69

    Does it have a Scandinavian switch? ;-) (Ok, that’s childish, but guess alot of people in Norway,Sweden, Finland,Iceland and Denmark feels left out, and goes for the, *sigh*, PS instead.)

  • GmailIsDown

    your console will come with a forza download?

    • Severn Dickinson

      Yea, limited uk run of forza sku’s (amazon, game etc were selling them).

      A good idea really, whilst I appreciate a free copy of FIFA, I don’t like football.

      Thanks microsoft, your the best!!!

  • GmailIsDown

    only the xbox people care about Halo and Forza. to the Sony fanboys these games are worthless.

  • John Smith

    not in the slightest

  • John Smith

    i like this comment, they are hard to find in here, the ones worth reading but u actually did it…nice

  • John Smith

    is this site just full of fanboys or is there anyone from Microsoft listening?

 

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