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Xbox One Set To Launch On November 22 184

Posted by Unknown Lamer
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Dave Knott writes "Microsoft announced today that its upcoming Xbox One console will launch later this year on November 22 in 13 territories, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States. This is exactly one week after the announced street date for Sony's PlayStation 4, ending speculation about whether Microsoft would try to launch ahead of their closest rival's next-generation console. It is also the same day that the Xbox 360 launched in 2005." The supply of pre-order consoles is mostly exhausted already.
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Xbox One Set To Launch On November 22

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  • Sorry.. (Score:3, Informative)

    by GrBear (63712) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:11AM (#44756045)

    But I already pre-ordered a PS4 after Microsoft showed their true colors towards customers and developers.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:11AM (#44756047)

    Until they stop closing down their consoles (which will never happen) and stop implementing any form of DRM (again, probably never), I'll never buy any of this garbage.

  • Re:Sorry.. (Score:4, Informative)

    by Hadlock (143607) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:36AM (#44756291) Homepage Journal

    PS4 has less DRM and Sony is decidedly less hostile towards their customers. Microsoft had to be cowed in to eating their own words and finally reversing fully on a lot of anti-consumer policies. Vote with your dollars, get the same (basic) product, everybody wins!

  • Re:Sorry.. (Score:4, Informative)

    by sosume (680416) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @10:52AM (#44756483) Journal

    I haven't seen MS distributing rootkits with its hardware products. So definitely less hostile. I swore to never buy anything from Sont again since the rootkit fiasco, and have kept to that.

  • Re:Sorry.. (Score:5, Informative)

    by cbhacking (979169) <been_out_cruisin ... om ['aho' in gap> on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @12:31PM (#44757619) Homepage Journal

    Because retroactively removing advertised features from purchased products is very consumer-friendly, right? I can't believe how short memories here on Slashdot are. Yes, 15 years ago MS was "evil" for bundling a web browser with an OS at no extra charge (the horrors!) but three years ago Sony crippled their own products *after you had already bought them* and you call them *less* hostile? You're either insane or very, very biased. Sony are playing you for a fool, and you're lapping it up.

    Mind you, I have no intention of purchasing either console, but seriously, you sound like an idiot, and Sony has a *lot* to answer for. Seeing somebody call them *less* hostile than... pretty much *any* other consumer-oriented company is absurd.

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