According to Kotaku’s sources, someone involved in Walmart’s marketing team has just informed them that Xbox One is set to launch on November 8th according an upcoming Walmart conference call.
This could work out as long as they can meet the demand.
Which we know they most likely cant since they are having yield issues from the overclocking and the 32mb of eRAM essentially frying the GPU....Unless they finally underclocked the GPU enough that it doesn't do that anymore....However that does make the system weaker than it already is..Which explains cutting 21 launch countries down to 13
How about a link for proof of yield issues? All consoles have shortages at the very start, its the nature of the beast ramping up manufacturing for newly developed tech hardware is NOT easy and considering kinect in every box too I imagine that takes added time. Given the latest spec info and I believe micro has tweaked hardware specs in the past just a few months before release. Id say this has contributed to a delay in production more so than anything up until the last month or so...its no doubt micro is going to throw some big money around and eventually get a ton of X1s in stores shortly after launch.
Well it makes sense to me. MS is almost rushing everything about the Xbox One after all those 180's. Why not top it all off with a premature release date? Then again, it's not like a week can make a difference. This can actually help MS by a bit if true
Hes a troll, MS cut it down to 13 because they are not done yet translating the dashboard, and finalizing all the services for all the regions yet. The yield issues are a lame rumor, the fact their chips are overclocked counters this rumor. Nobody would ever overclock if there are yield rumors.
Yield Issues? Can you provides us a link?
Xbox One launch is going to be crazy. Especially in the land of Xbox - The United States of America.
@ deadpoolio if MS dont TEST all issues before release possible RROD all over again, this time MILLIONS of dollars will not bail them out. hope it is not a pre-mature release like 360 was RROD,RROD..... im a Sony fanboy wishing xboys luck. wish no one need to spend 1,500 for 3 XONE's
GT67, I'm spending 1000 on two XB1's at launch. lol Gotta have one for me, and one for the girlfriend.
It was mentioned on Neogaf that this picture could possibly have been photoshopped. Look at these dates listed: NBA 2K14 - October 01, 2013 Call of duty - November 05, 2013 and then the Xbox One release date: November 8, 2013 Now wouldn't it be written as 08 instead of just 8 if the other games are in that format? This picture may turn out to guess the release date on pure coincidence of course. We'll know soon enough though.
@Music Same thing I thought. Also there is not a "confirmed" next to. Surely other people saw this. I hope its true bc I'm pumped to get my hands on it, but I'll hold out hope
Isn't that a Halo tradition?
this better not be a premature release just to get a step ahead of the competition. It will just be sad if another rrod similar issue was to occur. That will be the final 180 by Microsoft and a nail to the coffin. It would be ashamed tho if they cut their region release forecast just to have consoles in main regions, it would show how much they don't care. My advice to Microsoft, if it ain't fully ready. don't release it. Sony is gonna be storming in like the ps2 days and its best not get in their way because they know what they are doing. Sony wants that domination taste again.
Can't blame MS for wanting a little taste they've been at or close to 3rd both generations they've been in gaming
I really doubt a release date anywhere near the very beginning of November means it's rushed. Since Sony are very confident about the November 15 launch and I'm thinking Xbox One started production maybe some weeks later after the Sony FCC report, it's a perfect time. Also considering that Microsoft is only shipping 6.2 million Xbox Ones, an earlier day like November 9 could be expected. It's on a Friday and 6 days before the original Xbox got launched. Wouldn't make a difference in sales, so I expect Microsoft to heavily market the Xbox One like it's the only next gen console coming out to the people that don't pay attention to gaming news.
I sure hope ms meets demand, but we should wait for an official anouncement..by the way,i love the way the comments above from arrogant fbs have been locked/hidden..it makes this place safer lol..but i still wonder why some of these guys always run to be the first to post nonsense on xbox one articles ? why dont they follow ps4 articles instead, afterall in their opinion the ps4 is all powerful,most reliable and has the best games so why the need to keep stalking xbox one? i really do not understand their reasoning especially that of nature of logic??its weird cos his name makes it all ironic..
Ultimately it doesn't really matter. As long as they both release around the same time in the same holiday window, the release date won't benefit either one. Remember back in 2006, the Wii came out 8 days later than the PS3, but it still went on to be the hottest ticket item of that holiday season. Really though, all of these consoles are going to be virtual sell out items in their initial holiday season. A few days or even a couple of weeks difference between them won't make a difference as long as they are out by Black Friday, I would say.
Well right but the Wii was a 200$ console with the fad of motion control. They launched With 2.5 million consoles the biggest console launch of any in recent also the PS3 only launched with 500k units so the Wii with it's cheap price and larger than life demand and amazing supply chain sold impressive at launch obliterating Sony and MS's launch as well as catching up and surpassing MS in 5 months. Obviously Ninth hasn't been able to bottle that lightning twice, and I have a feeling MS will have some great odds to overcome in trying to best Sony at launch... A week won't make any difference , these consoles are virtually launching the same time only one has it's brands strength renewed and a lower price and some compelling games to play at launch.
I guess it could be true, but why they did not mention the date a gamescom is beyond me.
There's been a ton of rumors exactly like this. I wouldn't be surprised if this was true though. Microsoft will probably try to get a jump on sony, even though one week will make no difference. And there's a pretty good chance that it will come out on this day anyways. They won't release on a weekend, because of preorders, and Friday or tuesday makes the most sense to release a console on anyways. So there's only a few days that they really could release on.
It's a week, and I fully expect MS to launch about that time. This will be interesting considering that they are launching right on top of each other. No year head start and certainly no $100 price advantage in their stable. Both consoles will sell out but man is the PS4 going to clean house.
its false i garantee it there is no coma and no zero infront of the 8th so someone just put a date in lol
All I have to say is congratz to all the new console owners. If true there will be some very excited gamers come November.
next gen begins nov. 15
I don't believe the rumors. I'll wait for MS to announce the date. My brother is in the fence between a PS4 and xbone. He loved his 360 but after what MS tried to pull at the beginning, he is having his doubts on MS.
Logical If MS is releasing on the 8th and know it already what reason do they have not to make the announcement already? Rumors, if this one is true we should hear something from MS THIS WEEK, otherwise it's just BS.
i was thinking MS would pull a fast one, will just have to see
Won't really matter. If the XbO is released in November, it can be at most a week or two ahead of PS4, not really too much breathing room.
If it releases everywhere the same day then it could have 3 weeks on the PS4 in the UK. That's a lot of advertising just before Christmas. They want to minimize the PS4 success.
It will only matter if they have shelf stock after filling all preorders.
ok 3 days after CoD would create even more of an buzz...
Has the Xbox One even passed for FCC approval yet?
Nope or otherwise it would been a top story. @Below exactly Guess people will never learn -_-.
So, if it hasn't received an FCC approval... doesn't that worry people? I thought companies aren't allowed to mass produce products before they are approved. With the launch getting closer.. lord knows if they will have enough units to launch by November 8th.
The only thing the FCC approval is needed for is selling the product to the public. They can get an approval at any time. Not failing to get an FCC approval could cost them dearly at this point, depending on what they needed to change.
@mwjw696 "The only thing the FCC approval is needed for is selling the product to the public." Source? Where are you getting this??? Because all I keep seeing is that you DO NEED FCC approval to start mass production... (Page 6, Paragraph 3) http://transition.fcc.gov/B... "Operating a prototype of a product that is ultimately intended for market is not considered "personal use." Thus, a party that designs and builds a transmitter with plans to mass produce and market a future version of it must obtain an experimental license from the FCC in order to operate the transmitter for any purpose other than testing for compliance with the Part 15 technical standards" Anyways... @maxxkoe "I thought companies aren't allowed to mass produce products before they are approved." Pretty much, no doubt Sony has already started mass producing after they passed FCC approval in July... With the amount of PS4's they'll have available, compared to Xbox One's (Which hasn't passed FCC yet, and MS not being able to start mass production until then)... On top of demand being much MUCH greater for PS4. I have absolutely NO IDEA how they are going to keep up. lol No wonder they scaled back release in 32 countries to 13... I bet there's gonna be a shortage for Xbox One's after launch, and it definitely won't be because of high demand... lol
maybe ms got it and on one leaked it .. is the FCC files public ??
@Black0o, yes FCC files are public. Unless the XB1 passed FCC, they couldn't start the manufacturing process yet. I wonder why they are not yet announcing the release date. Here's the link to FCC: http://www.fcc.gov/
@skips, maxkoe and narutone that paragraph relates to the operation of transmitters, doesn't mean they can't make the product just means they can't sell it it or operate it. you don't need FCC approval to make a product as the products aren't just for the US, they're being built for global markets and if every company had to comply with the FCC then there would be a big issue. Samsung, Nokia and other such companies often produce large quantities of stock for sale in the US and global markets before they get approval in the US. I believe Samsung recently had a tv approved for sale in the US by the FCC but it's been on sale in europe and asia for the past couple of months
It doesn't need FCC approval for mass production because it's not made in the US. Only once the retail model is actually imported to the US to be sold there the FCC approval is required.
It's believable and may be the smartest thing they've done lately. I mean, 1 week before PS4 is a great way to get the console in the hands of gamers and let word of mouth try and slow Sony down on after preorder sales. If I were behind in preorders this would be the move I'd make. Probably a Nov. 8th launch here and November 29th launch everywhere else.
That is good in theory but X1 will be in very short supply and/or not available for many months after launch. A console not available isn't going to significantly stop preorders on another console launching a week later in greater supply.
Idc when it releases I just know I will have mines day one @ 12am
Sounds about right. This is great news for gamers. We will be playing next gen games a full week before the ps4 launches. We all have friends who are getting a sony gamer, best believe they will be coming over and getting a look at the xbox one is action. Also, the amount of news Microsoft will get from the press and talk shows will be insane. Anyone on the fence will read & see all the positive press and start to get excited about getting a new console. 1 week of great press before the sony launch will go a long way. It won't change the hardcore sony fans minds, but it will definitely impact the gamers on the fence waiting to see how the games look & play. More importantly, hardcore gamers brag about stuff like jumping into the next generation of games FIRST! If it's true, which it sounds about right....It's good news for Gamers!
A full week? My god what kind of bubble do you live in?
Haha a week is nothing. Both will be judged on their merits , many will view both , some will buy both
As the guy above , we still haven't heard about it getting approved for mass production by the FCC..Which is pretty important. OT: Will NA get a free game? Still not happy about how that played out,.Only for Europe. A classy way to show desperation in that side of the world and forget about the ones who made you what you are.
If anyone would actually read the article and look at the attached image they would see the flaw. Every Midnight launch has been confirmed, except the Xbox One. So there is no story here, just rumor.
I just need to know so I can plan my sick (sorry) vacation around it.
Haha, same. I'm taking off whatever Friday, and prob Mon and Tues. Thanks corporate America!
A week earlier, huh? Interesting. They don't have the year advantage like they had before with the 360, so it will be interesting to see just how these consoles would compete with each other this time around.
Bring it on B-)
If I were them I'd release it the same day as COD Ghosts. In the UK you'd have the two biggest selling games in Fifa & COD together with the new console...that's what I'd do anyway.
A week early release would make microsoft look desperate. And it might affect some of Sony sales because the hype from the casuals would be split in half from weeks back to back. But then again this console gen will be different because of online giants like amazon and and retail stores taking pre orders. Agh I still remember the ps3 release and playing massive clan battles in resistance! SoD
Oh man, it's just a week earlier not a year nor a month earlier so it won't hurt PS4.
still putting my money on nov 26th.
I believe you're one day off my friend Nov 27th
I believe both of you are probably wrong. I think it will come out in November
GameCube and original Xbox came out within 3 days of each other in 2001. And both had about equal lifetime sales. My point is, no matter what ppl want to think, the Xbox one and ps4 will both do really well.
Xbox 1 ≠ Xbox One.
The XB1 has to release in the US and UK before the PS4, whether it is ready or not. These are their 2 big strongholds so expect MS to hit early with an advertising blitz. Sony are not too fussed whether XB1 releases a few weeks before. It has come from 1 year and 18 months behind and still caught up. Microsoft know if they slip behind this early it spells bad news. MS are not used to playing catch up. Expect millions in adverts, expect millions in cut-price hardware, expect millions in free game offers. MS will do whatever it takes, no matter how much it costs. They have invested too much. They need the millions they get from Live subscriptions.
I don't see how they can release earlier with No hardware issues if they havnt even passed (FCC). At least there isnt any info out on it. However ps4 passed FCC 2 months ago... it seems to me xbox is being rushed... they were suppose to launch in 20 countries and now only 13... Perhaps thats the 1st thing they thought of doing to not alarm the consumers... I wouldnt be surprised if they do another 180 & delay the release, either delay or rough launch... Nothing rushed ever ever comes out right... just my thoughts & opinion nothing else... wut do u guys think
The FCC compliance did not help with 360 RROD. If they could pass that and get away with it then no problems with the XB1. Money talks and Microsoft have the money. Cannot see them making another bad hardware product. They would not get away with it a second time around. I reckon they are 6 months behind where they would want to be. Guess they had a spring 2014 release date in mind before Sony showed their hand. The PS4 seems to have had more time spent on it and more thought. This is just a perception. Sony started early this time.
Good news for me x1 first then a week later my ps4 sweet gameing ahead.
To release after Sony would be a better strategy, Imo. They should be aiming to take advantage of the time after the PS4 release before Christmas when the PS4 might be sold out at retail. Provided Msoft has the supply, they would pull in consumers who can't be bothered to wait for restock and want to be sure to fulfill those gift list for the holidays.
Minor detail, but if you look everything is -confirmed...Except the release date of the X1 so it could be nothing more than a place holder.
my penis just jumped in happiness, i can see this being true especially if they want to beat PS4 to the punch
Take it for what it's worth, but my Walmart just recently started taking preorders for both systems in store. They wanted to be sure they have enough consoles to meet the demand. Once they're gone, they'll stop taking them. It costs 10% down and both systems are still available as of last night. They're doing the old school Toys R Us system with x amount of tags printed up that you bring to the register and pay. Respectfully, GameStop is similar in the way that they shut off preorders once their allocation has been met. Same as Amazon and Toys R Us. I HAD my systems preordered at Best Buy BUT they have been taking orders NON STOP since I put my money down in June. I was constantly told I was guaranteed a system but heard crickets when I asked on launch night. After the clerk told me "It would be wise to get there early to ensure you get one" I flipped out and cancelled. Just my 2c on that, so be careful where you preorder. On topic-the Walmart I went to had 11/22 on the poster as the release date. When I asked, they said "On or before that date"