We can end all of our speculation now: Microsoft has dated their new console for the end of November, one week after the November 15th release of the PS4.
The Xbox One will be priced at the previously-announced $499.99 in the U.S. which will include both the console and latest iteration of the Kinect hardware, according to Major Nelson in a post on his blog. The official launch will see the Xbox One hit 13 territories including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and, of course, the USA.
Microsoft promises a rollout to other territories in 2014, but for the time being, they’re focused on the EFIGS (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish) territories where they primarily localize content (and where the Xbox 360 has a greater foothold).
So what do you think? With this pricing and this date, will you be picking up the Xbox One? Or with the PS4 out of the gate one week earlier (for a lower price point) will Sony’s be the console to get?
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