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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  • boe2

    Good, now we can start nagging you about the exact 2014 date in other countries:)

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  • Hogwild333

    Why didn’t Microsoft just announce this at Gamescon? I wonder if they will get the same amount of mainstream press coverage by announcing it this way.

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    • OnlyWar

      because they are making it up as they go along….. (PS4 is better)

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      • Fingleberries

        “I am rubber, you are glue” …?

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      • Nick Peck

        How is it better? My video card is better than yours, yet the games look the same…. Better hardware means NOTHING if there isn’t better software to run on it. There isn’t one ps4 game that looks better than any XBO game.

        Then there is the ps4 launch lineup…yikes.

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      • MHorne

        Some people don’t seem to realise that raw gpu power != a better system.

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      • Jorge Garza

        How do you explain that every single multiplataform game looks better in 360 compared to PS3?

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      • Dylan

        Can you prove you are anything but a corporate shill?

        Seriously dude. You are wasting away, defending a mega giant corporation and saying stupid things.

        As someone with both consoles, the games look the same. A little color difference, the Xbox 360 tends to have darker colors for some reason.

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      • Jorge Garza

        Ask anyone, even PS fanboys will accept multiplataform games look better on 360.

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    • Hogwild333

      I’ve seen it on USA Today so far so that is good news. We’ll see if it makes it to CNN, Foxnews, etc.

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  • LarZen

    Oh I envy you that live in the launch countries. I hope the XBO will come for the rest of us early 2014. And that we don’t have to wait like 6 months or so.

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  • Fingleberries

    79 Days and counting …:)

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  • OnlyWar

    PS4 has timed exclusivity on COD:Ghosts and Battlefield 4

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    • Nick Peck

      Huh? It will come to that system first because it launches first, so if that’s what you mean, then yes. Other than that, no, they don’t as they will be out day one for the XBO, meaning there is no timed exclusivity.

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    • roozbeh, again

      PC Has timed exclusivity for them. not ps4

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  • Nick Peck

    Not a huge deal, but color me totally disappointed. Why the long wait on the launch date to then release after the competition? Personally, that’s a blown opportunity not going the first week or so of Nov.
    Oh well, at least we know finally:)

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    • Timothy Hames

      Krylon can help with the lack of color.:-)

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  • OnlyWar

    They waited until Sony announced the PS4 release date first, and still weren’t able to launch before it.

    Another FAIL Xbox.

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    • Guest

      Hey $0ny PauperStation N4Gtard NeoF AG. GTFO!

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    • Massamo

      your wrong playStation 4 will be available on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. so it will come out in alot of places first

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  • DisturbedSpartan017

    Nice to see them use the 8th Anniversary date of the 360 launch as well.

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  • Hit Man

    I can’t wait to pick up the Xbox One!

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  • KillerByte

    Can’t Wait for my Xbox One Day One preordered it back in June

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  • aaronwt

    I wish the release was on Tuesday. A Friday release sucks. Now I probably won’t get the system until the following week because the weekend screws up the shipping times.

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    • Fingleberries

      You never know … with all that shipping going on, they might accidentally send them out early with the couriers and it might arrive at your front door on the Thursday (wishful thinking :))

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    • Nick Peck

      Depending on where you ordered it, most of the time they ship it earlier in the week to get it to you on launch day, just depends though. I hate that as well, wasting the weekend and not getting it until the next week😦

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  • freddyonestar

    Is that your final answer

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    • roozbeh, again

      Is that your final answer?

      there fixed

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  • The Yankee

    Even tho I’m glad we have a date(finally!!) I do feel as if Microsoft missed an opportunity by not launching before the PS4. Maybe there’s more behind it …like we know for a fact Sony WILL run out of stock and not fulfill orders…last count Microsoft was up 4-1 in manufacturing Xbox One compared to Sony..Prepare to have ALOT of angry Sony fans be disappointed when they can’t get a PS4 till march or April. Or maybe just maybe well get a free game ala European version… Hello Microsoft is…this thing on…hello…..

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    • Car

      Microsoft just started production of the Xbox Juan today, they are not up 4-1 lol, hardware wasn’t finalized till just now

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      • roozbeh, again

        and this psbore comes out a week later in europe.

        idiot!

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      • Car

        Call me an idiot for stating the facts, Microsoft must have really got to you man, you use to be one of the good guys, how did they get you back on your side? Don’t think that Microsoft can’t reverse their policies again.

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      • roozbeh, again

        they never lost me. i just like criticism that makes sense. and ms does deserve a lot of the criticism they got. but calling it xbox juan is stupid.

        by the way im buying both. both of them are too good to pass

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      • Car

        I think it was a nice ring to it.

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      • roozbeh, again

        mexicans wont think that.

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      • The Yankee

        I guess the one used at E3…or the one Major Nelson unboxed over a month ago were figments of your imagination

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      • Car

        Yea they were plastic shells, don’t be stupid.

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      • The Yankee

        Weird I guess the E3 I saw when Bf4 was being played on screen with Xbox One controller just super imposed by Microsoft onscreen

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      • Car

        Yes sir, it was played on a PC., and to be fair the Ps4 was being played on a pc as well. Google it😉

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      • The Yankee

        WRONG it was running on Xbox one that rumor was squashed long ago…looks like Timmy can’t Google correctly…

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      • Car

        Yea and they showed windows 7 login screens, that squashed rumour was indeed squashed.

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      • Timothy Hames

        Timmmmm -may

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      • Michael Burden

        But every game shown at Gamescom WAS on Xbox One consoles and not dev kits. So much for your theory there bub.

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      • Car

        He said e3 bub, and the unboxing major did was before gamescom.

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      • Michael Burden

        Yes, and I correctly stated that all games at Gamescom were running on actual Xbox One consoles, contradicting your assertion that the hardware was just finalized. Announcing the final specs does not mean they weren’t ready weeks prior to the announcement, it just means they were able to keep those specs from being leaked.

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      • Sledg

        Mass production!

        And please explain the hardware wasn’t finalized? If you are talking about the CPU boost then you have no idea what you are talking about.

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    • tigertomspill

      maybe they can get some interactive kiosk at the stores demoing the console before the release date….

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      • tigertomspill

        I think they released 360 kiosk back in October lets hope….

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    • Sledg

      Missed an opportunity?

      I guess it depends if you’re from the US or the other countries that get it first. I think it’s rather odd that Sony split the date between the US and the other countries.

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  • Car

    LocoCycle is confirmed launch game for 20$.

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  • trickbfc1988

    Looking forward to this I really am I pre ordered mine a while back now and we are getting fifa 14 aswell I was hoping for a slightly earlier release but who cares thats life you cant get everything you want…some of you need to realise that.

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  • Garrett Fitzgerald

    It releases on my 30th birthday. Anyone want to buy me one???

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    • Car

      if your 30 you should be able to afford your own….

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      • Z33KtheG33K

        Yes because everyone over 30 has $500 just lying around…

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      • Car

        I would hope so or they shouldn’t be playing video games and start getting their life together.

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      • Boss Saucier

        Oh, kids. So much to learn.

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      • Jorge Garza

        $500 is like nothing nowadays

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      • Garrett Fitzgerald

        YES BUT FREE STUFF IS NICE

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  • Rog3rLC

    no, only in europe

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  • m1nh0ca

    Holding this info until now and not being a surprise was not so smart move…

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    • roozbeh, again

      if you are european though this is good for you

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      • m1nh0ca

        Yep, but I still had a drop of hope expecting an amazing surprise… such as “we screwed Sony up and will launch for Halloween” or even “we will launch on 22nd, but worldwide”.

        It’s just the same “meh” after “meh” it’s being until now… hope they don’t need to rush too much and make the same sh** as with X360 at launch.

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  • Timothy Hames

    Thats a good date.

    I hope every bug is worked out and it is a strong launch. Congrats to you Major Nelson and your team. today and 11/22 will be your days in the sun.

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    • Sledg

      I like the date as well!

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      • Timothy Hames

        I always say there is nothing wrong with being later then the comp as long as you have a strong launch.

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    • trickbfc1988

      Same as I get paid a week before its released aswell so its perfect for me

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  • roozbeh, again

    how did this not get moderated?

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  • pannyluvr

    79 days….11 weeks…
    499/11 = ~$46 bucks per week. Gonna miss you “eating out” and “date night”.

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    • Timothy Hames

      Your math is outstanding, if you dont have sales tax :-p

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      • SoulSnatcha

        Depending on where they are, tax shouldn’t be more than $30-40

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      • pannyluvr

        Thank goodness amazon didnt state charging sale tax in GA until after I pre-ordered.

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  • Dein Vater

    hey larry. is there a way to download the countdown as a app or something on my mobile phone (android), so that i can put it as a screensaver or something?:)

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    • Death Dealer

      You can copy the HTML code from the website source.

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    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Not that I know off off hand…I’ll look around though to see if there is a solution.

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      • Dein Vater

        sounds great thanks! and thank you also for doing a good job for xbox even it times, where it wasn’t easy for the console!

        keep on doing it and keep on playing! cant wait for the 22.11.!

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      • roozbeh, again

        well that was quick

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    • Sledg

      Isn’t there a countdown timer for the wallpaper on android?

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  • Death Dealer

    Perfect! I’m importing one as well and it will have it one week sooner than the PS4 releases here in the Netherlands! Thank You!

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  • Johnny Sondergard

    Looking forward, can’t wait to get my Xbox One

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    • OnlyWar

      GayBox One

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  • Boss

    at least they’re launching in all 13 places at once unlike Sony who are putting the US 2 weeks ahead which I find unfair

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    • Sledg

      What Sony did was odd, that’s for sure!

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      • Car

        Sony cares for its consumers, not odd, generosity.

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      • Sledg

        rofl! you made my day!

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      • roozbeh, again

        O.o

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      • Spartacus073

        You made me laugh, thanks:)

        By the way, can I have some of what you are smoking?

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    • Mitch

      Yeah, Microsoft delayed the Xbox One in 8 countries until 2014… Also, doesn’t the PS4 launch in like 31 countries, not 21?

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      • Boss

        Most of them places the Xbox brand doesn’t sell well so it would be kind of pointless having left over stock in countries that would buy it would they could have more stock in the US & UK where it would probably sell out day one

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      • Spartacus073

        Not to mention, if you want one in one of those eight markets, you can buy it from where ever you want and it will work so it isn’t a big deal.

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      • roozbeh, again

        they are both unfair.

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    • Dylan

      Weren’t you the one who kept shouting November 5th and acting like it was fact?

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