Xbox One = $499

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Microsoft has announced the future of TV (though it can still play games for some reason) will arrive in November, costing $499 in the land of the freely surveilled.

In addition to the US price of $499 for a standard 500GB model including Kinect functionality, European gamers will face the games industry’s unswerving belief that the exchange rate is fixed at $1:€1, with an EU price of €499 ($660). UK buyers will face the even less favourable price point of £429 ($670).

Curiously, Japan was omitted entirely from the announced list of 21 launch countries, although Microsoft did say a Japanese release for its console is “planned” – presumably meaning the company will either delay the launch or quietly save itself the humiliation and not bother this time.

Although so vanishingly few Japanese gamers care about the Xbox as to make the lack of details a non-issue, the 33% price differential between US and Europe has infuriated many.

Microsoft also took the unexpected decision to actually show some Xbox One games at E3 instead of merely concentrating on TV and American football as previously – although most of the titles highlighted were in fact multiplatform, and the new flagship Halo title will only be released in 2014.

Its final exciting announcement was a slim edition of the Xbox 360 – a handy addition for anyone wanting to play their old 360 games as without any backwards compatibility they will be required to have both consoles on hand.


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    Avatar of Tasche
    Comment by Tasche
    08:57 11/06/2013 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    $500 for a glorified cable box that may or may not spy on you and cant play old or used games properly....no thanks.

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    Comment by Erranty
    13:40 11/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I can actually build a higher performance PC for those $500 already and the system isn't even out yet. By the time it comes out I'll prolly be able to do it for $400.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 15/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont think so. At 400 you'll only get alow end mainboard + i5 cpu + 500GB + 4GBRAM at max.

    Consoles are always cheap performancewise. MS is probably barely covering the hardware costs. Sony is definitely losing money from hardware sales.

    I'm building a medium Gaming rig right now. And with a 4770k + 16GB 1866 RAM + GTX 660TI + MSI Z87 GD65 Mainboard + 256GB Samsung 840 Pro + Watercooling (mostly EK waterblocks, 240mm double radiator + 140mm radiator, cooling CPU and GPU)
    I'm well over 2k€.
    And I don't think the X1 or PS4 will have only quarter or less performance. Well of course they can't do all the other stuff a PC can do...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Design is one things, but to keep it cool?, don't make me laugh. Or, do you want to argue with the thousands if not millions of users with YLOD/RROD consoles...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 09/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol high performance pc for $500
    enjoy running 2013 games on ultra low quality at 30 fps

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 03/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A "medium" gaming machine doesn't water cooling, an i7, or 16 gig ram...Get the i5, no water cooling, a gtx770, and 8 gig ram. You're +/- 10% cpu, +30% video speed, and $700 ahead.

    With that being said they always sell these are a loss for hardware. Mostly because they have to design everything to fit in that little box and keep it cool. They make their money back from game titles and other services. That's how it's always been.

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    Comment by coolball
    12:38 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    no thanks indeed, too pricey

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:29 11/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Come on ~ the ps3 in the now weakening (and still falling) dollar would've cost all a cool $800 if it came out now! A measly $500 for a system that fucked you over on used games and spied on your masturbation moments in front of it while you watch ya porn is a obama steal! Another bit not mentioned was the cost of games for it.. indeed; ps4 made no mention of that little nugget either~~~~

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 15/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you are fine with a Laptop and smartphone that are always online and may spy on you as well?
    Talk about hypocrisy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 20/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    My Galaxy S3 runs CyanogenMod and certainly doesn't spy on me.
    And wtf, "Laptop"? Are you retarded or something?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well... lets look at it this way
    they killed used games
    what if publishers decide that is what they want and only that and say fuck you to the ps4
    now you have a shit ton of games that are ms exclusive, cant be traded, and a lack luster ps4 due to greed....

    the future of gaming is getting bleak.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 12/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not really. It's just the dawn of a new age. I've long since forsaken every and all big-business games and only play indie titles. And I started making my own games; no need to bitch about stupid design decisions this way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 12/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Then they won't be selling any games thus not making any money. simple economics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 15/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well that's just how things are because they know fucking well: The gamers will still buy those games. EA started it with the Online passes. And guess what, people complained, but they still bought the shit. They'll show us how hard they can milk our balls I tell ya.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 03/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or it is getting bright, finally an end to the shit era of companies like EA selling shit to the masses and ruining games that were actually worth playing before. If this market blows up they only have themselves to blame.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And it's another +$100 for people who don't have Kinect, so technically, you have to pay at the very minimum $599 in the end....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    it already includes kinect, you retard

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 15/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's probably why it's more expensive than the PS4

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope its not, is more expensive because MS is making profit for each unit sold (like nintendo) the machine should be cheaper to build than the ps4, also there is the belief that cheap equals no good, (hence 800 dollar smartphones, and 2000 dollars laptops, wich btw cost less than half theyr prices to build) so 500 is a bit pricey but hey, the PS3 launch at 600 7 years ago (thats like 800 nowadays adusting for inflation) and in the end beat out 360, yes the race as it stands now is wii number one, ps3 number 2, 360 number 3, and whit the ridiculous long lifecicles of sony consoles and the dead of the wii, the ps3 might even win the race outright a few years down the line

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    xbox one comes with kinect, bcz you must have it to play ... another shitty marketing

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It comes with kinect 2, dumbass. MS showed a lot of good games. I was thinking PS4 before E3, but now I am prepared to get Xbox One. Dead Rising 3, Halo, Titanfall, Project Spark, and Ryse all look better than the games I've seen from Sony.. Their press conference hasn't started yet, so that might change.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 13/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the lesser of two evils getting a ps4 now keep the 360 until ring of death finally gets you

    Comment by Anonymous

    FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE US DOLLARS!

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:51 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like the colecovision of the 1980s except the colecovision wasn't made of fail.

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    Comment by caiooa

    youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hwN4h2WaLHY

    youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hSZlxVMvj8M

    Avatar of Tasche
    Comment by Tasche
    09:32 11/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Still not impressed nor are there any games im interested in.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You must not like gaming then because they had a big variety of games. I will be playing Titanfall while you play nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    youtube.com/watch?v=zwjsYJWrvtE

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    made by double helix the geniuses behind such games as

    Silent Hill Homecoming
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    Front Mission Evolved
    MX vs. ATV Reflex
    Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
    and my favroite
    Battleship

    yea, call me cynical, but that game is DOA

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    Comment by Palmtop Twintails
    09:31 11/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Since when did the NSA get in the game console market?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    since PS2 had enough power to function as a missile guidance system

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since the xbox & ps2 days, at the very least.

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    09:22 11/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    $500 for a cable that doesn't WORK in most countries when i heard this i DIED laughing Xbox tried their best to comeback from the major fail they gave to us on the Reveal only to have it backfire I mean did you guys see the technical difficulties they had showing Battlefield 4 no once but twice! but that was on EA conference for the second time) most of the game they tried to announced they was no sound i'm worried if the Xbone can actually HOLD some of the games they're trying to release for it Xbox One 5/10 Might bang but until then Xbox One pls BibleThump.

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    12:18 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    All this tripe inb4 Sony drops the PS4 price.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    BREAKING NEWS!
    PS4 does NOT require online check-ins and CAN play used games with NO restrictions! Suck on that M$ lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And will be priced at $399

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So many reasons I'm not gonna buy Xbox One, and kinect being on and recording with privacy concerns is one of them. Microsoft really shot themselves in the foot in this generation...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No thank you. 360 was a horrible piece of hardware. I'm done.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    22:58 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "the land of the freely surveilled"

    I love you, Arte.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I cannot believe that people will actually PAY money to be part of the Microsoft Personal Snooping box... A surveillance machine that monitors you and your tv and game habits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Buy a PC instead. You still have to contend with the same DRM crap, and games you can't resell only you can mod the games, get better graphics out of it and avoid paying for their foolish decisions. After all, if they want to turn their box into a PC, then why not simply go and buy a darned PC?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Really, $500 US isn't too bad considering. But most people don't look at value, only the price on the box. That didn't work out well for the PS3. Looks like it's MS's turn to be Sony next gen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 in 2006 was $499.99 for a 20 GB model and $599.99 for a 60 GB. 7 years later $499.99 and $399.99 to much to pay?? Get that shit outta here.
    Xbox One and PS4 pennies on the dollar!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder how Microsoft is "Dealing with it"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    XBAWKS GO HOME

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:35 13/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Americans can't make good consoles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 12/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't wait to see the dumb 'Muricans flock out in droves to buy this piece of shit. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 12/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    500 currency for Facebox lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 11/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    in russia it going cost around 1k$

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 12/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet you the slim has the stupid internet gimmick too.

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    Comment by oniichan
    07:31 12/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have been a Xbox fan since the original came out as I like the controller more, they had better racing games and the system itself (OS menu and functions) were easier and more streamlined then PS2 and PS3.

    This is now all changed and will never buy a X1 from the BS I am reading. I have a HTPC for all my entertainment needs. For Gaming I want a system that does that very well, and only that in my opinion.

    As the old saying goes:
    Jack of all Trades, Master on None.






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