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E3: The Xbox One gets a release date and a price

E3: The Xbox One gets a release date and a price

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will be available in November for 499,99$ / 529£ / 499€. It will include a 500Go hard drive, a Blu-Ray player, a controller and the brand new Kinect. However, the Chat header will be sold separately. More info in the following press release.


LOS ANGELES — June 10, 2013 — Fueling the excitement from the Xbox One reveal
on May 21, Microsoft Corp. today announced launch details for the highly anticipated next Xbox
gaming and entertainment system. Launching in 21 markets around the world in November
2013, Xbox One is the ultimate all-in-one entertainment system built for the 21st century living
room — introducing a new world of games, music, live TV, movies, sports, apps and Skype, all
personalized to your interests and accessible with the sound of your voice.

Every Xbox One system sold will include the new Xbox One console — which features a
500GB hard drive,1 Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — the new Kinect, one Xbox One
Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members. The Xbox One
launch bundle will be available for $499.99 in the U.S., £429 (GBP) in the U.K. and €499 (EUR)
in European markets.

To celebrate the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft is also introducing a limited-edition
commemorative bundle to fans who reserve the system at major retailers, available in limited
quantities, while supplies last, for $499.99, £429 (GBP) or €499 (EUR). Reserving the
commemorative bundle will guarantee that you’ll be able to purchase the new system on day
one. Each commemorative bundle will include an Xbox One system that comes in premium
black packaging with a limited edition Xbox One Day One wireless controller, as well as a
unique commemorative Day One Achievement.

Gamers who reserve the following exclusive Xbox One Day One edition launch titles,
available in limited quantities at major retailers while supplies last, will receive special bonus
content:
• “Ryse: Son of Rome.” Exclusive multiplayer map and sword with bonus attributes.
• “Forza Motorsport 5.” Access to four cars tuned to the top of their class.
• “Kinect Sports Rivals.” Exclusive sporting equipment that separates your Champion
from the rest of the world.
• “Dead Rising 3.” Exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene Tribute Packs with bonus
attributes.

In addition, as a message of thanks to the millions of Xbox fans around the world for
their passion and loyalty, Microsoft announced that every qualifying Xbox Live Gold member —
new or existing — will receive two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month starting July 1
until Dec. 31, 2013, including popular titles such as “Halo 3” and “Assassin’s Creed II.” And to
celebrate E3 in the month of June, Xbox Live Gold members will receive a free download of
“Fable III.”3 For a limited time gamers can also get a Day One 12-month Xbox Live Gold
membership and play “Killer Instinct: Round One,” with the exclusive Shadow Jago character,
on Xbox One. Players will also receive a commemorative Day One membership card.

To reserve your Xbox One system today, and for a list of additional launch countries and
prices, visit http://www.xbox.com/reserve for participating retailers.
All-new accessories to fuel the new generation of gaming
Launching alongside Xbox One this November, a new lineup of best-in-class accessories
will make your new-generation gaming experiences more immersive, precise and accessible:
• Xbox One Wireless Controller. The Xbox controller is refreshed with more than 40
technical and design innovations. Updated directional pad, thumb sticks and contours
deliver greater precision and control, while new vibrating impulse triggers offer precise
fingertip feedback, bringing an unprecedented level of gameplay immersion.4 The Xbox
One Wireless Controller is designed to work in concert with the new Kinect, allowing the
two to be paired automatically to create seamless player syncing.
• Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. This kit includes a lithium ion rechargeable battery pack that fits inside the Wireless Controller as well as a charging cable that connects from the Controller to the console. Gamers can play on and on without having to buy a single disposable battery. The new Play & Charge Kit charges twice as fast as its Xbox 360 counterpart and charges during gameplay or when the console is in standby mode. The Kit is available for standalone purchase or as part of the Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit bundle.
• Xbox One Chat Headset. A must-have for fans of online gaming, the new Xbox One Chat Headset, wired to the controller, is designed for long gaming sessions and clear voice chat. With a lightweight and comfortable new design, the mono chat headset features wideband digital audio and a unidirectional microphone. Gamers will love not having to take their hands off the controller to access the microphone mute and volume controls.

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Commented on 2013-06-10 21:24:02
With the games they are offering, I dont think so, especially with their console feature requirements and the price.
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:24:04
really expensive.... i better start to save my money right now....
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:24:35
Nov cant come soon enough.
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:26:22
ah but does it come with a HDMI lead???

Chat header? you mean it doesn't come with a headset?

£529??? better not be. £420 they said. And you're looking at over £500 with that when a games thrown in and 12months of live. Noticed only 14days of free live with the console now instead of a full month - Nasty microsoft
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:26:26
It's not £529, it's £429.

Still extremely expensive. I don't think MS has learnt from Sony's mistake. But this means PS4 will be around a similar price. Damn, no next-gen console for me for at least a year after release.
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:30:12
also what do we get for the value of gold after 10 free games? does it just go back to normal then...whilst ps+ still offers some real value for its price. Doesn't sound like its a long term plan does it
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:32:19
Where does the price come from?

The 360 Premium was 400€ and technically, for its time more advanced, no?

What they showed so far was not very convincing imo... not for this amount of money.
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:35:52
Why is it that us guys in the UK ALWAYS get stiffed?!!!

$499.99 Dollars equates to EXACTLY £321.43!

I DON`T CARE about import taxes or all of that other crap so don`t waste your time in trying to explain it to me!

Rant over***
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:36:21
$500?

Are they fucking stupid?

I ain't paying that kind of money
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:43:17
400 dollars worth of MOBO, PS, CPU, GPU, and kinect. 500 dollar price tag.

The hardware is shit in relation to what is currently available in the market and they charge MORE then last gen?
Commented on 2013-06-10 21:58:36
Was never going to get a Xbox one. $500 DOLLARS And what about the extra shit you have to buy for the console that doesn't come with it..
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:00:05
And it could have been so much cheaper if they hadn't bundled it with kinect.
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:06:58 In reply to Eamon
Posted by Eamon
It's not £529, it's £429.

Still extremely expensive. I don't think MS has learnt from Sony's mistake. But this means PS4 will be around a similar price. Damn, no next-gen console for me for at least a year after release.
PS4 isn't burdened by shipping with a pointless peripheral like kinect, but on the other hand Sony have to pay for the much quicker GPU and RAM.

Still, I wouldn't be surprised if the PS4 was cheaper at launch. Maybe not by much, perhaps 10% or so.
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:11:54 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
$500?

Are they fucking stupid?

I ain't paying that kind of money
Don't forget US/EU currency rate (which seems to be 1:1 here in germany like... ever?). In all seriousness, MS can kiss my ass next gen, no way i am going to support this idiocy.
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:33:03
Garbage. Do they really think they can charge 500 dollars for gimped hardware?? WTF. The PS4 has better hardware and will probably be cheaper. MS Xbox division's dying days are here.
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:40:38
People have no problem spending $500 these days on a new iPad, I see no reason why a much more powerful all-in-one should be cheaper.
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:45:24
500, no used games, subscription online service, Kinect bundled

Fucking terrible

The hell is a chat header?
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:51:17
My guess was $499 so no surprise.
Commented on 2013-06-10 22:57:37
Too expensive.

Chat header = headset
Commented on 2013-06-10 23:20:35
I see the outright steal between currencies didn't go out of fashion. 499 euros = 660 dollars. And we're likely to see the same shit on Marketplace now that the MS Points are gone.

I certainly do not have the kind of money to buy this. And even if I did, I wouldn't waste it on this shit. Not before I know everything there is to know about DRM, subscriptions, 24h online connection, etc...
Commented on 2013-06-10 23:29:13
RIP Xbox. As a former Xbox and 360 fan turned away by horrible quality and customer service (RROD's), I really can't see this thing succeeding at all.

Their ego has gotten too big. Not only are they trying to force multiple incredibly unpopular features on consumers (bundled kinect, always on internet, DRM BS, always watching cameras etc etc), but they also have few interesting games and now have the gall to charge $500 for the thing AND still charge for internet (gold). As long as Sony avoids the pitfalls Microsoft is jumping into, this should be the most lopsided generation of consoles in a looooong time...
Commented on 2013-06-10 23:44:59
$660 for a possible RROD?
Went thru 2 RROD's, love the 360 but.. just no. Make it $499 worldwide at least, even so ppl said it's a lot.
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:19:01 In reply to timotim
Posted by timotim
People have no problem spending $500 these days on a new iPad, I see no reason why a much more powerful all-in-one should be cheaper.
They aren't buying the iPads JUST for gaming dude. So you can't compare.
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:30:38 In reply to Yarost
Posted by Yarost
They aren't buying the iPads JUST for gaming dude. So you can't compare.
Right. People use iPads (and other tablets) for music, school, surfing online, books, note taking, etc. in addition to playing a couple games. Not to mention people who use it in place of a laptop which makes it far more valuable than any console.
Commented on 2013-06-11 03:03:05 In reply to Yarost
Posted by Yarost
They aren't buying the iPads JUST for gaming dude. So you can't compare.
Which is one of the reasons why MS went out of their way on the reveal to show the other things it does besides gaming. Remember MS is the company pushing entertainment and gaming. The One is way more powerful than any tablet you can name so I don't think its that big of a deal.
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