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Xbox One Release Date is Still Unknown; Is There A Last Minute Move Planned for the US?

Joel Taveras writes, "For what it’s worth, Microsoft’s morning announcements for the Xbox One at Gamescom proved that the company is locked and loaded for the upcoming holiday shopping season. 23 launch titles is certainly nothing to scoff at and out of those titles there are more than a handful of exclusives. Today, Microsoft made a case as to why you’re going to want to spend your gaming dollars on an Xbox One.

However, media and gamers alike were looking for something else that was was still up in the air – and has been since E3. Sure, more games and official announcements are great and all but the holid[ay shopping season is roughly 12 weeks away and well — the biggest standout, in my opinion, from today’s revelations was that Microsoft omitted a concrete launch date."

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Belking989d ago

It doesn't matter. They can only produce so many xb1 and ps4s to begin with anyway. XB1 can launch 6 months after ps4 and I will still wait on it. I want my Killer Instinct.

True_Samurai989d ago

Lol you know there's gonna be a lot of hate for that comment

ICANPLAYGAMES2989d ago

Why should he get hate for that? I wouldn't mind Killer Instinct (it looks kinda cool), but I don't really care for the XB1. He just wants a particular game, and that's where he'll get it.

JokesOnYou989d ago

Well it does matter but we know its in November so as long as there is a date prior to October who cares but I think we'll get the date real soon.

ABizzel1989d ago

I'm sure the release date is the first week of November so the 4th - 8th aka the week before Sony in the US.

dark_101989d ago

His own money,
His own willingness,

why do you care hater?

Deadpoolio989d ago

Enjoy your Killer instinct with only 8 characters at 5 bucks a pop lol

Sitdown989d ago

You think he will have as much fun with those 8 characters as you do not playing anything but trolling xbox one articles? Here is a revelation, he could just purchase the combo breaker package where it is less than $8 a character.

M-M989d ago

November 5th-14th guaranteed.

GraveLord989d ago

Console hasn't even been cleared by the FCC. All signs point to the XB1 releasing after the PS4.

Deadpoolio989d ago

Yeah right....They aren't even ready for the 5-14...It's already been rumored the 22-27th of Nov

rainslacker989d ago

I'd put it no later than the 22nd. After that is Thanksgiving week, and a lot of people travel. They'd want to get out before Black Friday. OTOH, the console is likely to sell out this year regardless, but they won't want to let Sony have too much time on the market to itself...particularly over the holiday season.

If it's the 15th, it'll be the first time in console history where two major platforms released on the same day. Should make all those sales comparisons easier.

EXVirtual989d ago

It´s no surprise that MS doesn´t have a release date considering all the 180s and flip flops. Only 13 countries at the initial launch.

Belking989d ago (Edited 989d ago )

Yea but xbox360 only had 11 initially and look how that turned out. How's that for a flip flop...lol Sony can launch in as many countries as they want because they really need it. Xbox360 was a dose of reality for them. Sony knows what's good for them.

@orange powers below

That's exactly my point. Sony thought noone would buy xbox360 because of the original xbox. They were wrong and now they want to be the first out the gate. They may launch first but xbox-one won't be long after that. It isn't gonna be as easy as people think for sony.

OrangePowerz989d ago

360 launched without any competition, so the people in the other countries couldn't be any other new console anyway.

MRMagoo123989d ago

considering ps4 has 1 MILLION preorders already i think MS is the one that needs more countries.

kreate988d ago

@belking

'Sony thought noone would buy xbox360 because of the original xbox'

Actually, nobody including sony thought ppl were gonna buy the xbox360.

Even Microsoft wasn't sure if it was going to sell.

nosferatuzodd988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

lol Sony can launch in as many countries as they want because they really need it. Xbox360 was a dose of reality for them. Sony knows what's good for them.
are you serious man sony launch after xbox and ending up passing them i say it is xbox need all the country they can get considering how bad they're doing in the pr department
and watch xbox is going to launch in December they have no FCC go ahead yet cuz the system isn't ready how are they going to launch before ps4 gamertk421

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kewlkat007989d ago

You can only produce so much for the first initial batches..

I wonder who has the best supply chain strategy...

Sony are actually now saying that they can't guarantee ANY of their pre-orders will DEFINITELY be filled on day one, whereas MS held back from a load of territories to guarantee anything ordered before August will be filled day one in those countries.

We'll see..I'm thinking of grabbing some PS4s for Ebay to pay for theOne.

ABeastNamedTariq989d ago

"Sony are actually now saying that they can't guarantee ANY of their pre-orders will DEFINITELY be filled on day one..."

No they aren't. Launch editions are guaranteed for day one. Standard editions, and preorders after that cutoff date can't be guaranteed.

CGI-Quality989d ago

"Sony are actually now saying that they can't guarantee ANY of their pre-orders will DEFINITELY be filled on day one, whereas MS held back from a load of territories to guarantee anything ordered before August will be filled day one in those countries".

Mind providing a source, because I've heard nothing of the sort.

kewlkat007989d ago (Edited 989d ago )

http://www.gamespot.com/new...

It's nothing new...can you imagine the smaller regions.

Again we will see....Who's bad.

OrangePowerz989d ago

That was the cut off point. That's not they can't guarantee any pre ordered consoles, that's if you ordered after that date they can guarantee you get it at launch. Everybody who pre ordered before beginning of August gets their console.

OrangePowerz989d ago

MS didn't hold back from countries. They announced a 2013 release in countries and afterwards changed their mind.

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donman1989d ago

It does not matter... Sony just once again applied the foot to XboxOne throat with their GC 2013 press conference.

Jrxbarrett989d ago

Yeah with f2p's..... Zzzzzzzzzz.... Sonys gamescom conference was boring and a disgrace to their business. They are not professional. Consistently throwing jabs at MS. Xbox announced some great things today. Sony.... Not so much.

CGI-Quality989d ago (Edited 989d ago )

MS: "The PS4 is just a more powerful PS3". Yet, Sony is "not professional"? Talk about high-leveled hypocrisy. ;)

Never mind the rest of your fairly biased remarks.

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