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Xbox One Release Date: The next-gen console arrives today

Luke Johnson


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The Xbox One release date has finally arrived, with Microsoft's answer to the PS4 landing for pre-order customers today.

The eagerly awaited official Xbox One release date is finally upon us and the console is already in short supply, as manufacturer Microsoft recently highlighted all day-one Xbox One pre-orders of the next-gen console have sold out.

Despite pre-orders drying up, a number of leading retailers, including GAME, Tesco and Asda opened their doors at midnight for eager gamers to queue up and buy their Xbox One on launch night.

"The launch of the Xbox One is a massive event for millions of gamers around the world and the console is sure to top many Christmas present lists this year," Tesco Home Entertainment manager Stephen Owusu said recenely.

Looking at midnight availability, he added: "We have worked closely with Microsoft to ensure we have a good quantity of initial stock but we will be getting more as we get nearer to Christmas."

The Xbox One release date will precede the UK PS4 release date by a full week, although Sony’s next-gen gamer is now already available in the US having gone on sale last Friday, November 15.

"November 22 is a special day in Xbox history,” Yusuf Mehdi, Vice President of Xbox Marketing said in making the Xbox One release date announcement earlier this year. “On this day, we first launched Xbox 360 in 2005. Our next chapter begins in 79 days, when Xbox One becomes available."

The Xbox One release date will see the eagerly awaited console launch simultaneously in 13 global markets on the 22nd. Launch territories for the console include Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Spain. The US and UK are also included.

Although the Xbox One release date will precede that of the PS4, it will be more expensive. The Xbox One price was set earlier this year as £429, some £80 more expensive than the PS4 price tag.

With Day One console pre-orders having already sold out, Mehdi has confirmed that Microsoft will make more available giving eager gamers an extra chance.

"We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere,” he said. “We sold out of our pre-order supply faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever. We look forward to celebrating with millions and millions of gamers this holiday.

"As a result of this incredible consumer demand and the development progress on Xbox One, I am thrilled to share that today we are making available a limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles for pre-order. We have coordinated with our retail partners to make it easy for you to reserve your Xbox One today."

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September 4, 2013, 1:01 pm

its the 8th of November


September 4, 2013, 1:11 pm

It's the 22nd of November

Matthew Bunton

September 4, 2013, 2:35 pm

Great news, finally.

Really looking forward to this launch it is well overdue. I enjoy my PC gaming but have always preferred my console as everything is just far easier.

Pre ordered the Day One console, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, AC IV and Watch Dogs. Will wait and see ablout Ryse as I'm not convinced. Battlefield and COD are not for me.

Here's to Gears 4, Halo 5 and many other great games to come.

Matthew Bunton

September 4, 2013, 2:41 pm

Just to add I'm surprised TR haven't mentioned it yet but Microsoft have stated that the console's CPU has been improved from 1.6 GHz to 1.75 GHz.

Which is just under a 10% increase not bad.


October 22, 2013, 1:05 pm

Not bad, but pity isn't another reaction to the ps4 rather than wanting to give more to the consumer. Hopefully it will help keep things more competitive.


November 8, 2013, 3:50 pm

I wish TR wouldn't re-publish old articles as if they were new ones. You end up with old comments that don't often no longer make sense and it is just plain confusing. If you are going to do it, please make it more obvious it is an "update". Just feels lazy. Thank you


November 21, 2013, 11:15 am

Fair point - sometimes we forget to put update at the top.


November 21, 2013, 11:16 am

Sorry missed this comment http://www.trustedreviews.c...


November 21, 2013, 11:20 am

What, like you have again with this article? lol ;-)

Matthew Bunton

November 21, 2013, 12:36 pm

Hi Evan yes you did cover it eventually but were a little slow at the time, that's all.

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