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Xbox One to be released on the 27th of November?

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The retail release dates for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One haven’t yet been announced but one of the biggest retailers in the world has slapped a release date on the Xbox One; that date being the 27th of November 2013

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As you can see, Amazon has the Xbox One available for pre-order with a release date set for the 27th of November.

Also if you order now you can save $0.03 … what a bargain.

However if you notice the fine print they do state that all they know is that the Xbox will be released in November and no specific date has yet been communicated through to them. But then why did they choose the 27th?

That’s after the heavy-hitting Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed titles have already been released which means they would lose some vital sales. However it is a few days before Black Friday which would give them an awesome marketing win.

What I do love about the Xbox One initial release though is that you will receive a custom controller with the Day One insignia and a Day One achievement which is a must-have for achievement hunters.

Last Updated: June 24, 2013

63 Comments

  1. Happy Hamster

    June 24, 2013 at 10:32

    So when it gets launched in SA , it will probably already be entered in the hall of fame in 21 countries already

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 24, 2013 at 10:51

      lol, South Africans or their desire to have Day One achievements do not matter to Microsoft. In their minds, we’re all sitting under a tree, malnourished, and entertaining flies with our eye lashes.

      Anyway, I need to go ride my lion.

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      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        June 24, 2013 at 10:52

        And car wash your elephant.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 24, 2013 at 10:54

          My elephant needs a trunk check and a tick bath.

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      • Happy Hamster

        June 24, 2013 at 11:02

        And waiting for Angelina Jolie or Madonna to adopt us

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        • Argentil

          June 24, 2013 at 11:03

          Oh god, please. Not Madonna. I’m half-convinced she would sacrifice the lives of her adopted children to prolong her life, if she could. That woman scares me.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 24, 2013 at 11:20

            The veins on her hands scare me… All of a sudden Madonna has these weird man-like claws, with popping veins.

  2. Rinceyouropinion

    June 24, 2013 at 10:32

    day one achievement? Wtf? Really?

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 24, 2013 at 10:36

      lol, that’s some serious swag man, a badge of honour… cough cough! 😛

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 24, 2013 at 10:37

        Cough indeed. Such a gimmick it makes me want to murder every single fairy in the world, by pulling their wings off. Yes, I said it…

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        • Trevor Davies

          June 24, 2013 at 10:38

          Nooooooooo, how will I get money when I lose my teeth?

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          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 24, 2013 at 10:40

            I’ll keep one in a small cage for you man! 🙂

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 24, 2013 at 10:43

            When I think of tooth fairies, I think of those savage little enamel devouring pixies from Hellboy….

      • Sageville

        June 24, 2013 at 11:07

        Ya know, I was gonna go for a PS4 but now with this day one achievement on Xbox One I just don’t know any more, I just don’t know….

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 24, 2013 at 11:13

          What about my rep as a cool kid? Everyone will know how cool I am with a DAY ONE ACHIEVEMENT! Even the girl down the road…

          hehehehe

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    • Happy Hamster

      June 24, 2013 at 11:31

      So we can expect this?

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  3. Tbone187

    June 24, 2013 at 10:47

    Yeah, but when are the slim and more durable versions coming out…? 🙂

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    • Argentil

      June 24, 2013 at 10:52

      I really think the first batch of Xbox Ones will be fine, for a change. MS have put a massive fan in the console, and a lot of vents. I really think the limited number of consoles is because they are trying to ensure another RROD saga doesn’t happen. We’ll see though.

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      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        June 24, 2013 at 10:59

        Can double as a mobile air-conditioning unit for your home.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 24, 2013 at 11:01

        Yeah, I doubt they’ll make the same mistake again, but you never know. This time, the quality of the BD drive might be the issue, or substandard and cheap components on the motherboards.

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        • Argentil

          June 24, 2013 at 11:02

          Considering the price of the console, and the size of it, I don’t think build quality will be as big of an issue. If the BD drive goes, at least you can still purchase digital.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 24, 2013 at 11:15

            Maybe that’s the plan… 😮

  4. Argentil

    June 24, 2013 at 10:50

    Multiple European retailers are listing 13/11/13 as the PS4’s release date. If Xbox One does release 2 weeks later, it would be quite a blow to the console, which has already suffered enough negative PR and executive incompetence.

    On that note: Executives are decision makers, primarily. Why are these guys SO bad at their jobs?
    I feel sorry for the architects, technicians… everyone else at Microsoft basically.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 24, 2013 at 10:53

      Maybe their corporate culture is very rigid, which means office meetings involve the heads delegating, making decisions and everyone else (who should be saying “sir, I don’t think this will work”) just glad not to be unemployed during a recession.

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      • Argentil

        June 24, 2013 at 10:56

        Ugh, two of my friends have lost their jobs recently. It’s terrible.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 24, 2013 at 10:59

          Yeah, not the best of times to be unemployed. 🙁

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      June 24, 2013 at 11:40

      All PS4 stock would be depleted by the time the X1 launches. That leaves the market clear for MS to capitalize on that unless consumers show zero interest in the console then they have big problems.

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      • Argentil

        June 24, 2013 at 11:46

        Why would the majority of remaining console purchasers buy a Xbox One if all of their friends are playing PS4’s online?

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        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          June 24, 2013 at 11:53

          Sounds like you’re hinting at peer pressure will be making up the minds of prospective console buyers. After the recent internet outrage, I doubt PS4 gamers would be going online.

          Consumers have choice to purchase which console they want. I can’t answer for all but there are exclusives on the X1 front that make the console worth having. Forza 5 at launch being one. Lack of GT6 on PS4 is underwhelming for a sim-racer nut like me. Sure I could get GT6 on my PS3, but I would be wanting some next-gen sim racing. That’s just me though.

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  5. Captain Minion TallTwit

    June 24, 2013 at 10:51

    $0.03?
    So we save about R534.76… 😀

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 24, 2013 at 11:52

      Hahaha! Nice!

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      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        June 24, 2013 at 11:55

        Who knows what the exchange rate will be when the Xbone eventually comes to SA! XD

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 24, 2013 at 11:56

          I think by the time it comes we won’t be using ‘money’. I think we’ll be using digital barcodes lol

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    • HvR

      June 24, 2013 at 11:54

      It also the price of proper application of Vaseline.

      Reply

  6. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 24, 2013 at 10:52

    Any news on how Skynet aka “Kinect 2.0” is going to work, now that you can always play your games offline? To me the only reason that the Xbox1 is still a no go is because of that. While the price isnt great, I will now not have to pay to play online.

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    • Argentil

      June 24, 2013 at 10:55

      You will likely find more games with ‘online modes’ such as multiplayer – and fewer traditional single player offerings. Think of Dark Souls, as an example. Playing it online is the best experience, imagine if they added a watered down single-player component, and made the normal meat of the game online-only. We won’t see it often, but if MS are serious about forcing people online, they will encourage more online content, and less offline support. Killer instinct, for example, doesn’t have a story mode. If you want to play offline, you can fight AI opponents, with no bosses or story attached. If you want a better experience, play it online. Likewise, who would play Forza 5 completely offline?

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 24, 2013 at 10:58

      Yeah, Spycam is also a reason why it’s not on my list. With the whole spying fiasco in the states, and the fact that companies like Google, Facebook and even Microsoft MAY have contributed data makes me even less keen on being xboned.

      If they make the spycam optional, then I might actually get an xbone down the line, as for now, “We’re negotiating…”. At least, it’s no longer, “I flatly refuse to get a bone”, so I suppose progress.

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      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        June 24, 2013 at 11:08

        Exactly my point. Companies already sell my cell phone number and address details everytime I sign something. And the Kinect camera isnt like a PC that we can just turn it off if we want. How long before MS start selling camera info to partners for “marketing & research” purposes. AND THEN THERE IS THE WHOLE HACKING FIASCO. If people can hack into the PS servers, it wont be too difficult for them to hack into the cameras of XBox1 owners either, and again its not like we can install virus or hack protection like a PC.
        Super dodgy man. it they make the camera optional, I am definitely keen for an Xbox, but until then……hell to the no.

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        • Tbone187

          June 24, 2013 at 11:19

          Wonder if a good ol’ piece of tape over the lens would work…

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          • Argentil

            June 24, 2013 at 11:23

            I think it would give an error saying the camera is obstructed. Put a cutout of a human shape in front of the camera, maybe that would work.

        • Jakster

          June 24, 2013 at 11:46

          The Kinect camera can be turned off and unplugged once the console has been switched.

          Such whining drama queens gamers have become.

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          • Argentil

            June 24, 2013 at 11:51

            The kinect camera can be switched off when the console is off? That much is confirmed. Not while the system is on though, or maybe even in standby if it auto-updates. Who knows at this point?

            MS need to confirm the specifics for Kinect integration. I don’t think they will though, we will just have to wait until people have retail-build units.

            MS are allowing people to speculate, and run with worst-case scenarios because they are refusing the engage said speculation.

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            June 24, 2013 at 12:30

            Gee thanks pal -_-
            Just want to make sure, cant be too careful .

        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          June 24, 2013 at 11:55

          I think he meant the camera can be switched off after the console has been switched on. This has been explained by Don Matttttticky before.

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          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            June 24, 2013 at 12:29

            Ah, well that solves my problem right there then.
            Looks like the Xbox is a real option once more 🙂

      • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

        June 24, 2013 at 11:30

        Oh but Jimmy, you can play with your Batman mask on and just for kicks you can put on a Scream mask like it’s the 90’s all over again.

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  7. Jakster

    June 24, 2013 at 11:02

    Day One buyers of the Xbox One will get One free exclusive game withe One free exclusive character. KILLLLLERRRRR INSTINCT (one).

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    • Tbone187

      June 24, 2013 at 11:05

      Is that really an incentive…? I reckon not…The game looks to be a button basher…

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      • Jakster

        June 24, 2013 at 11:07

        Free stuff… nuff said. I suspect it will be a digital download.

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      • Argentil

        June 24, 2013 at 11:09

        I rag a lot on Killer Instinct, so I’m going to be positive for a change. I think the inclusion as a free launch title is a good idea. Ofc, you will be seeing a lot of Jago’s at first, followed by Jago counter-picks, but this shows that MS are embracing the F2P model. It’s a good-looking game to use as a benchmark (the excessive particle effects and detailed backgrounds in particular), that will encourage people to use their Xboxes online – if you have to download the game digitally, which is likely. It’s also very accessible, making it ideal as a game every Xbox owner will have.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 24, 2013 at 11:16

          Didn’t the xbox 360 launch with a free game as well? I remember enjoying that puzzle title hexic.

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          • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

            June 24, 2013 at 11:28

            Huh? Hexic was free. I thought it was just put there on the HDD for game sake lol. I did enjoy the free Geometry Wars in PGR3.

        • Tbone187

          June 24, 2013 at 11:16

          I don’t reckon a beat’em up would be an effective benchmark to use…Open world games would provide more realistic results…

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          • Argentil

            June 24, 2013 at 11:25

            Perhaps benchmark was the wrong word to choose. I meant an example of next-gen gaming for everyone to witness straight away. I completely get what you’re saying about 2D fighters being bad benchmarks.

  8. Sageville

    June 24, 2013 at 11:05

    Amazon also has PS4 listed for the 31st December, I wouldn’t pay too much attention to those dates.

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  9. Kromas

    June 24, 2013 at 11:15

    World of Warcraft Console Edition.

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  10. Brady miaau

    June 24, 2013 at 11:35

    Last Wednesday in November, perhaps to give some time for shipping, so you can still hold it in your grubby little paws in November.

    Americans only, of course.

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  11. Brady miaau

    June 24, 2013 at 11:42

    I am still waiting on the console wars. There is still more to this story, I firmly believe that.

    Gamescon is still coming, but I think by November the picture may have changed yet again.

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  12. Fallenlords

    June 24, 2013 at 15:20

    ‘What I do love about the Xbox One initial release though is that you
    will receive a custom controller with the Day One insignia and a Day One
    achievement which is a must-have for achievement hunters.’

    Really you are that easily influenced? After what they said at E3 and their subsequent retraction there would have to do a lot more to get me to buy it. I’m an Xbox fan, but thinking of switching allegiances after that disastrous E3 showing. Even recently bought a PS3 for The Last of Us just to see if the PS4 might be to my tastes. At the moment the choice to me is simple PS4 or PC gaming. Microsoft have lost the plot and to add insult to injury they are forcing that crap Kinnect on every owner as well. The recent retractions are a start, but they need to do a lot more to turn things around.

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  13. Kobus Nel

    June 24, 2013 at 15:39

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