November 22, 2005 brought the Xbox 360 into the gaming world. Banking on this being their lucky day, Microsoft will release the Xbox One November 22, 2013 in 13 different markets (Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK and the US). Unfortunately for everyone else, they will have to wait until sometime in 2014.
According to Xbox360achievements.org, Yusuf Mehdi, VP of Marketing for Microsoft, also confirmed there will be a 10% increase in CPU performance. He was quoted as saying,”… in the spirit of continuing to bring new value and excitement to Xbox, I am also please to confirm that the development team has increased the CPU from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, roughly a 10% increase in CPU performance. This is on top of the 6% increase we previously announced for the GPU performance. What does this mean to you the gamer? It means that the Xbox One will have that much more power for developers to make their games and entertainment really shine.”
Well, it is official. Everyone can now budget and plan accordingly for that $499.99/£429.99 purchase. Also, kudos to the tech guys at Microsoft for kicking up the power another 10%. This should help not only improve gaming quality on the Xbox One, but also system longevity. Now, if Microsoft could just solidify their policies before the system comes out… which is a completely different article.
~the Ace of Spades