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Are Xbox Ones already manufactured?

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So we’re all still celebrating Microsoft’s decision to drop the always online requirement and the used games DRM but there is still one weird requirement from Microsoft and that is that we have to be online to register the console… but why?

Obviously it would be nice for Microsoft to know exactly how many consoles are being sold and used and where in the world the consoles are currently doing well. But the small online requirement is still going to annoy a segment of the market so why on earth would they still force that requirement?

Well what if Microsoft has already manufactured the first wave of Xbox Ones and have them ready to ship in a surprise move at Gamescom? Then they would need you to connect to the Internet to download a patch that disables the always on requirement.

This would explain the initial connection requirement and would give Microsoft a chance of regaining their competitive edge by beating Sony to the market again.

So what do you think? Are Microsoft about to shock the industry by releasing the Xbox One before November?

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Oh and there are rumours that we are going to see both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at rAge this year.

Last Updated: June 21, 2013

83 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 21, 2013 at 09:03

    If so, then I suspect a few people will try to turn nextbox into haxbox

    Reply

    • Jakster

      June 21, 2013 at 09:40

      Like a PC? Like a PoS3? Like a PoS2? Like a PoSX? Like a PoSOne? Like a PoSP?

      Reply

    • Sageville

      June 21, 2013 at 09:47

      I was wondering about that, do you think the next gen consoles will be more susceptible to hacking given they are sitting on PC architecture?

      Reply

      • Argentil

        June 21, 2013 at 09:49

        Quite possibly. I believe Sony will continue their firmware update fight into the next generation. As for MS, I thought they would be completely protected with the 24-hour check system, but now that that’s removed, I am interested to see which anti-piracy measures they will employ.

        Reply

  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 21, 2013 at 09:04

    I’d love to see both consoles at rAge. Would be very cool to actually see them in action.

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 21, 2013 at 09:05

      Screw that, I’d like to see the fanbois do a celebrity (read fanboi) deathmatch!

      Reply

      • Spathi

        June 21, 2013 at 09:06

        I challenge FoxHoundR for a fight to the death!!

        Edit: Not permanent death, just a temporary one where I can load a previous game or respawn…

        Reply

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 21, 2013 at 09:07

          I wonder if he will be wearing a shirt that says #XBoxOneDayOne.
          His official deathmatch outfit 🙂

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 21, 2013 at 09:08

            #XB1D1

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 21, 2013 at 09:09

            Hahahaha. nice

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 21, 2013 at 09:08

          Ok, bets are open guys, lets hear the odds

          Reply

          • Spathi

            June 21, 2013 at 09:16

            The People must know how we look so they can make an informed decision…

          • Skyblue

            June 21, 2013 at 09:25

            Fox wins, a bullet from a nine tops a freak show, every time

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 09:33

            Bullet? He’s a CoD fan, he’d sooner stab you in the back!

          • Spathi

            June 21, 2013 at 09:33

            He’d just try to teabag me to death actually…

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 09:34

            Hahaha! That would make for good WWE viewing. All you need now is a small clown…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 21, 2013 at 09:40

            You mean in the foot

        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 21, 2013 at 09:15

          No, me first! (tags Spathi)

          Reply

        • Weanerdog

          June 21, 2013 at 09:20

          Make it a PC online game. I vote for WOT, free download.

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 21, 2013 at 09:15

        Yes!

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    • Uberutang

      June 21, 2013 at 09:12

      Or PC’s dressed up as consoles in the case of the xbone…

      Reply

      • Trevor Davies

        June 21, 2013 at 09:12

        dressed DOWN ;P

        Reply

        • Uberutang

          June 21, 2013 at 09:14

          LOL +1

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 21, 2013 at 09:16

            +2

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 21, 2013 at 09:16

          WINNER

          Reply

    • Argentil

      June 21, 2013 at 09:22

      Me too, I’m going to go to rAge this year for this reason alone (and maybe some hands-on with dark souls 2).

      Reply

  3. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 21, 2013 at 09:08

    Haha Exactly my Conspiracy Theory…And you know what Gavin…I think its just this! …. What scares me shitless ….. if it is this way indeed, then a patch is all it takes to turn it back up again…..nope nope nope, I’m very skeptical about this all

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  4. Spathi

    June 21, 2013 at 09:10

    Good question Gavin. Same thing bothered me, but seems highly improbable that they have already started with the manufacturing of the complete system, as their UI looked kinda “Alpha/Beta” stage to me.

    I don’t have an alternative hypothesis unfortunately. I’m Jon Snow.

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  5. Trevor Davies

    June 21, 2013 at 09:11

    What games would you be able to play on your shiny new Xbox?

    Reply

    • Weanerdog

      June 21, 2013 at 09:22

      Trevor, Trevor, Trevor … its to watch TV on you know the NFL season starts in September.

      Reply

      • Trevor Davies

        June 21, 2013 at 09:24

        lol, good point

        Reply

  6. Argentil

    June 21, 2013 at 09:11

    Considering they have a set number of units allocated to each retailer, yes. Gamestop employees were saying that they had a unit count of 16 Xbox Ones and 60 PS4’s before capping preorders.

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  7. HvR

    June 21, 2013 at 09:12

    If they are shipping in November both MS and Sony already started the manufacturing process and I will be very surprised if they haven’t done a few couple of 1000 unit manufacturing runs to test the manufacturing line see if there is any problems and start QA processes.

    These units are normally for internal use only.

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  8. Happy Hamster

    June 21, 2013 at 09:13

    I dont think they manufactured seeing as at E3… Battlefield 4 on XBOX yes i said XBOX demo it was run on a PC

    Reply

    • DarthofZA

      June 21, 2013 at 09:19

      That would be more because of the game not being finished than the console not being finished.

      Reply

      • Argentil

        June 21, 2013 at 09:20

        Yup, this.

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        • DarthofZA

          June 21, 2013 at 09:27

          That is the point. The game isn’t finished, they still have work to do on it. Do you read comments or automatically jump to Sony Defense Force mode at every comment?

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          • Argentil

            June 21, 2013 at 09:30

            That wasn’t a Sony Defense Force mode-inspired comment. It was completely neutral in tone. It is what it is. Personally, I’m quite sick of all of the anti-Xbox talk. Regardless, I’m not going to censor myself from making a complete point. I don’t think there is anything wrong with the fact that the games were unoptimised. GoW was running on souped up Macs before the 360 launch, after all.

            Edit: I actually meant to reply to Happy Hamster, so I can see why you bit my head off.

          • DarthofZA

            June 21, 2013 at 09:41

            Fair enough. If it was at Happy Hamster it makes more sense.

      • Happy Hamster

        June 21, 2013 at 09:24

        im sure the demo couldve been put on a bluray so that it could be shown on the xbox

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        • DarthofZA

          June 21, 2013 at 09:28

          At a show like E3, you don’t want any problems or frame rate issues to come up. The game probably still requires a fare bit of optimization before it is ready to be played on a console.

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          • Happy Hamster

            June 21, 2013 at 09:37

            True but they shouldnt have had word get out that it was actually run off a PC , It like selling coke but the contents are pepsi

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 21, 2013 at 09:38

            Happens all the time, nothing wrong with it really imo, this has been the norm for a very long time

        • Brady miaau

          June 21, 2013 at 10:06

          Awesome, have an upvote!

          Reply

  9. Rinceyouropinion

    June 21, 2013 at 09:16

    Wow, that would be a huge thing from Xbox One. Would make life interesting!

    Reply

  10. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 21, 2013 at 09:18

    Just wanted to share this song…..that is all, thank you 🙂

    Reply

    • Spathi

      June 21, 2013 at 09:20

      Thanks man, I vote this the official Song of the Day (SOTD).

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 21, 2013 at 09:22

        Pleasure , really 🙂 One of my favorite songs , was just listening to it so , just felt like sharing it

        Reply

  11. Craig Deubler

    June 21, 2013 at 09:32

    This is not news.

    Of course they manufacturer well in advance or they’re going to have the same clusterfluff shortages they had with the 360.

    Reply

    • Jakster

      June 21, 2013 at 09:37

      This when grumpy conspiracy theorists start to scrape the bottom of the next-gen barrel.

      Reply

    • Argentil

      June 21, 2013 at 09:40

      I think you’re missing the connotations. What Gavin’s impyling is that MS have already boxed and delivered some boxes, making them unavailable for software updates. It’s quite early to be sending out units. It’s not a negative thing at all actually. The implication is a positive one.

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      • Craig Deubler

        June 21, 2013 at 09:54

        As much as a I love a good conspiracy theory, the other “omgcantbelievetheydidthat” was that they were running the E3 X1 demos on windows 7 laptops, not even dev boxes so I’m gonna say this one is busted …

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        • Argentil

          June 21, 2013 at 09:57

          The games weren’t optimised for Xbox One, that has nothing to do with the fact that the consoles are shipping.

          Reply

        • Brady miaau

          June 21, 2013 at 10:05

          Yeah, hardware being made and software that is fully capable of running on it is not the same thing.

          Reply

  12. Word Up

    June 21, 2013 at 09:35

    The writing on this site has gone absolute poo-poo. It’s starting to read like a special morning delivery from Francis on the hot seat. It has been explained that the console needs an update due to software evolution vs hardware turn-around times. I can already see Angry Joe and Francis making Hollywood budget YouTube rants to circumvent this and blogs, yes this is a blog, like Lazygamer writing a thesis on the once-off update.

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 21, 2013 at 09:37

      You said poo-poo

      Reply

      • Jakster

        June 21, 2013 at 09:38

        You said poo-poo

        Reply

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 21, 2013 at 09:42

          Yes …. but you didn’t say the Great Mighty Poo, so your comment is irrelevant

          Reply

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 09:42

            Don’t feed the troll!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 21, 2013 at 09:44

            That’s not a troll though, it’s word up

          • Cruzo

            June 21, 2013 at 09:58

            The troll has been fed…poo-poo

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 21, 2013 at 10:01

            XD

          • Brady miaau

            June 21, 2013 at 10:04

            Is that the new, secret, yet to be revealed, villain in the new avengers movie? Can block all sewers with a single thought, will make the streets run with fresh, ah, new, proverbial slime.

            Great.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 21, 2013 at 10:19

            LOL…it’s actually a reference to Conker’s Bad Fur Day

    • Sageville

      June 21, 2013 at 09:41

      I don’t understand what your issue is, downvote for you.

      Reply

    • JHN

      June 21, 2013 at 09:56

      I find it pretty astonishing that your criticizing the writing on this site when you use the word poo-poo. So down vote for thee, as well as the honorary douche bag of the day award.

      Reply

      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 21, 2013 at 09:57

        What you said mate.

        Reply

        • Word Up

          June 21, 2013 at 09:59

          Why do you want to mate with “IT”?

          Reply

      • Word Up

        June 21, 2013 at 10:00

        I’m honored to receive your self-proclaimed award MATE…

        Reply

        • JHN

          June 21, 2013 at 15:55

          ok

          Reply

    • Argentil

      June 21, 2013 at 10:00

      Their coverage has been pretty neutral, if not favouring of MS actually. Any little ray of hope warrants an article, whereas a lot of negative ones are ignored. It really can’t be helped that most of the Xbox One news has been negative. Don’t read into it too much. I have always felt this site sways slightly (very slightly) toward Xbox-favouritism.

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      June 21, 2013 at 10:02

      I like the tone, pace and use of English on this site. Gavin, in particular, has proven to be very good at writing informative and interesting articles.

      Also note that an article like this one serves to provoke a discussion, like this one, and that, for my money, is the value in the writing.

      Reply

    • Happy Hamster

      June 21, 2013 at 10:10

      Poo Poo in all shapes and sizes

      Reply

    • Martin du preez

      June 21, 2013 at 10:44

      Reply

  13. Ryanza

    June 21, 2013 at 09:39

    It seems to me that Microsoft is targeting the 48 million Xbox Live users. Maybe trying to get good launch sales, idk.

    But if you look at the 52 million offlive / no Xbox Live Xbox 360 users, they got all their system updates from new game discs. So for 52 million people there is still a big problem, internet connection.

    Why does Microsoft think that every single person in the world have fast stable internet. How hard is it for Microsoft to update to consoles before launch, how hard is it for Microsoft to add a system update disc with every console, because you know not everyone who plays games have internet.

    I bought the XBox 1 over the Ps2 because i felt it had better hardware for the games. I bought the Xbox 360 over the Ps3 because i felt the ram setup was better for open world games.

    I will not buy the Xbox One because i feel that DRM and internet requirements, is a big fuck you to gamers, the same gamers you need to buy your shitty corporation box, where advertising is more important than all gamers getting to play the games on your gaming console.

    We are not buying a voice tv remote, we not paying for adverts, we are not paying to use the internet.

    We are paying for better hardware to play the games. That’s it.

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    • Jakster

      June 21, 2013 at 09:43

      This here is a fine example of the media brainwashing the uninformed public.

      *sniggles at this guy when he has download a game breaking patch from Sony….hehehehe

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      • Argentil

        June 21, 2013 at 09:46

        Now-now, don’t be mean. Let him have an opinion. This is why I never agreed with the online requirement in the first place, even though I have good internet, and always keep my consoles connected. There are millions of people who will have to just give it up, and it’s a valid point worth making. If you were one of the millions, you would feel similarly.

        I don’t think the day one patch is so bad though. It’s a once off, compared to a daily requirement. If someone wants the console enough, they will take it to a buddy’s place to get the update, or go to an internet cafe if they have to.

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      • Ryanza

        June 21, 2013 at 10:24

        where to start. I am the type of person to turn off the internet to play games. I am the type of person who will turn on the internet to play multiplayer games. When a game / console breaking patch is released, it would not affect me because my console is not connected to the internet 24 hours a day. Does this not help my no internet argument. Make the code work on release day and not release and patch later.

        I guess your Sony comment meant that i will be buying the PS4 at launch. Well I am the type of person to wait for the brainwashing media to open up both consoles and see what misinformed hardware is under the hood. I am the type of person to wait for the brainwashing media to do tests on both consoles to see which console plays the games better. Better coded for, if that’s what you looking for. And then I will use my uninformed media brain washing to buy the best console for GTA.

        But hey i guess all that matters is that DRM and internet requirements doesn’t affect you. So fuck us media brainwashed uninformed public. Did i mention that DRM works to play your games instantly and the second hand market and piracy is killing the gaming industry and not because developers are spending lots of money to making shit games. But I am so uninformed. Xbox One is for gamers, by gamers.

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  14. Brady miaau

    June 21, 2013 at 09:58

    It is likely. I like those sorts of business tactics.

    I always think, in my own work, what my advantage is, what can I / we offer that others cannot. But none of that is relevant if time to market is too long. And to surprise with a new product, or an early product is a fantastic advantage.

    When dealing with new products, companies tend to keep that information as strategic and secret.

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  15. Happy Hamster

    June 21, 2013 at 10:01

    Whats with all this Hostility on a Friday

    Reply

    • Jakster

      June 21, 2013 at 10:03

      It’s the art of trolling…

      Reply

      • Happy Hamster

        June 21, 2013 at 10:09

        lol

        Reply

  16. ElimiNathan

    June 21, 2013 at 11:40

    Hmm interesting, very possible

    Reply

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