In What has been a long dragged out affair, it looks as though we will finally be told the release date of the Xbox One Next Gen console some time today.
GAME’s Xbox Store, the worlds first Xbox dedicated retail store, has tweeted the following:
With all the speculation, it will finally good to see when Microsoft intend to release the Xbox One, no more so then the thousands who have already pre ordered their console.
Watch this space!
*Update – Microsoft have confirmed the data will be announced at 14:00 BST*
Xbox Chief Marketing Officer, Yusef Mehdi has spoken about the Xbox One production at the Citi Global Technology Conference confirming that units are now in full production in mass to hit the November launch window.
This will be the biggest launch we’ve ever done by a wide margin in terms of units shipped at launch,” Mehdi said – the system is “really going to shine.”
The GPU clock speed was previously confirmed as having been enhanced and now Mehdi added that Microsoft has upgraded the CPU performance from 1.6 GHZ to 1.75 GHZ! Unfortunately he did not reveal a launch date.
When Microsoft do finally get round to revealing a launch date and stop acting all Diva – we’ll be sure to let you know… for now the rumours are pointing to Nov 22nd 2013 for the US.
PepsiCo has partnered with Microsoft to give away thousands of Xbox One consoles later this year through Mountain Dew and Dorito’s competitions, but in the Terms and Conditions of the prize draws it has inadvertently outed the Xbox One launch window as specific as “Late November” in the United States at least.
The exact quotes from Every2minutes.com (the official prize website):
Prizes won in the Sweepstakes and awarded by Auction will be shipped generally within 8-10 weeks from notification. Xbox One has targeted launch date of late November 2013; therefore, the initial shipments may be slightly delayed; please allow 12- 14 weeks for delivery.
If Microsoft are planning a “late November” launch in the US, it could be November 22nd which coincides with the Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs release date, a planned launch title for the Xbox One. This would put the US release a week later than Sony’s PlayStation 4 launch on November 15th stateside. If history repeats itself, a late November release could mean an early December release for the United Kingdom and Europe as per the original Xbox 360 launch. This also is in line with making sure that it catches the November payroll for the last wages before Christmas!
Or it could just release on November 22nd in every one of the intended launch countries. When Microsoft reveal the official launch date, we’ll keep you posted!
Spotted via NeoGaf