The coveted Xbox One release date has been announced and the console will be available in the US on November 22. The Xbox One release, which is a week before the PS4 release, will be launched in the US and 12 other international markets on the same day as the Xbox 360 launched in the US in 2005.
The launch will include the Xbox One console priced at $499 and will feature the HDMI pass-thru, which will allow users to use the console as a cable box. The console also has a Blu-ray player, 500 GB of storage, built-in DVR and will be integrated with Skype.
Although the console will be launched with the Kinect sensor, Microsoft revealed that users are no longer required to use the Kinect to power the console. The announcement, which came last month, was another interesting turnaround from original policies that was caused due to negative reviews from fans and critics alike. However, the Xbox One does offer some great incentives one of them being the large number of titles available at release. The console will launch with 23 game titles including Ryse: Son of Rome, Call of Duty Ghosts, and Assassin’s Creed.
The Xbox one release followed by the PS4, which will be launched on Nov. 29, will add some long awaited sales to the gaming market. As mentioned in Reuters, both consoles are facing a large amount of pre-orders and the Xbox One console has even been sold out in some retail stores. The Xbox One will also released in 12 other markets including Australia, Brazil, Canada, the UK, and Spain on the same day, but may postpone the release until 2014 for other markets such as Belgium, Denmark and Russia.
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