The Xbox One release date has been announced – 22nd November. This puts it ahead of the PS4 by a few days and the same day as Watchdogs, which is exciting. It’s a little later than we’d been hoping but it’s within the promised November window and at least it’s not the same date as the PS4, that would have involved a very exhausting midnight launch and carry home.
Alongside the news Microsoft also announced that there’s been a further 10% increase on the clock speed of the CPU – up to 1.75 GHZ and there’s also going to be some additional Day One consoles being shipped, meaning we might see pre-orders open again for a limited time.
Full Press Release:
Today, we’re pleased to share some news with you about Xbox One following an announcement by Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of marketing, strategy and business at Xbox.
· Xbox One will be available on 22nd November 2013, in all 13 of our initial launch markets – including the UK
· This week, Xbox One began full production in our preparation for launch: a product culminating from many years of listening to you, our fans, developing innovative technology, and working with the best game and entertainment partners in the industry has brought us to this point.
· Xbox One pre-orders have sold out at many retailers, putting us on track for the biggest Xbox launch ever, and we’ve worked hard to ensure an additional supply of Xbox One Day One consoles are now available for pre-order via our retail partners.
· Our development teams have increased the CPU from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, roughly a 10 percent increase in CPU performance. This is in addition to the 6% increase we previously announced for the GPU a few weeks ago. The result is that Xbox One will have that much more power for developers to make their games and entertainment really shine.
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