Microsoft has narrowed down the launch period for its next-generation gamer, confirming that an Xbox One release date will be held in November with the a £429 price tag.
Having officially announced the Xbox One at a designated launch event last month,
Revealing that the eagerly awaited console will cost $499 (£320) in the US and 499 Euros (£424) on the continent, the Xbox One UK price of £429 set by Microsoft might grate on some who would rather not pay £100 more than US based gamers. The newly official price falls someway in the middle of the multiple rumoured console price tags which ranged from £250 to £600.
While £429 seems like a moderately reasonable Xbox One price, it is currently unclear how the Xbox 360 follow-on will stand up next to its closest rival, with a PS4 price expected to be confirmed in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Making the Xbox One release date and price announcement, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick stated: “This is an exciting day for our teams.”
With Xbox One pre-order having kicked off a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has revealed those looking to snap-up the next-gen console can secure their edition of the first batch releases from today.
Although a November Xbox One release date has been confirmed, Microsoft has failed to offer a more precise launch period. Again, a PS4 release date announcement is expected in the coming hours.
Xbox One Features
Introducing next-gen gaming with a bang, the Xbox One is a powerhouse of a device with an eight-core processor set to feature alongside 8GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD.
More than just a games console, the Xbox One is being touted as an all-round entertainment device, with the integrated Blu-ray player and range of TV functionality perks helping cement this point.
Set to hit retailers ahead of the Christmas period with a revised controller in tow, the Xbox One will ship boxed with a new, second-generation Kinect peripheral. Boasting a 1080p Full HD camera with a wide-angle lens and multiple integrated speakers, the revised Kinect offering is set to add a range of motion and voice based controls and gameplay options to the Xbox One.
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