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Xbox One due to land in November [Update: Price revealed at $499]

According to a pre-show interview with Rare, the Xbox One will be hitting store shelves in November. This is great news, and sensible timing, right before the holidays and all. Rare will be bringing back Killer Instinct, exclusive to Xbox. 

Since the Xbox event is ongoing, I'm sure we'll get some official confirmation soon enough. Update: Aaaaand it's confirmed. Will be going for $499, as you can see.

Source: @geoffkeighley

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Xbox One due to land in November [Update: Price revealed at $499]

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At $74/hour she'd be working 10 hour days, 5 days a week - that's practically slave labour and not just "a few hours" - she probably has to sell that awful Herbalife crap which requires spamming the internet, conning your friends & family, and trying to bait poor suckers into the scheme.

So in 7 days your best friend's hot aunt can earn enough money to buy herself the Xbox One. That's awesome.

Sweet. KI was a favorite. They still should have Sonic Team make Phantasy Star Online 2 for it. Exclusive.

This is crazy I know a buch of people that just wont be able to buy this Xbox solely because of there internet connection issues and cost I feel so bad especially my nephew he's waiting on one but he doesn't know these issues so he thinks he's gettin one this year for Xmas well little does he know were he's at there no internet yet how do I explain him this ...damn it

You don't have to be constantly connected... 4G would work fine, you would need probably 10MB/month to ensure it connects once every 24 hrs. You could use a smartphone even, I live in the middle of nowhere and wireline internet isn't available (other than dialup, which we don't use) but I can just use my phone, connect it for 10 seconds and then BAM! Working again. I think people who complain about the once every 24 hrs don't understand the amazing benefit of playing without their games, anywhere, on any console. Yes, having to connect to the internet may be a pain (but not impossible) for the small minority of people, however even they benefit from the abilities it brings.

And if not mistaken min 1.5mbs for Xbox one he just called me and said max is 1mb and that's the max he can get

As a former Hughesnet victim, I would NEVER recommend that garbage to anyone.  Anyone that goes that route, be prepared for your connection to run at about 10% of it's stated speeds, constant downtime and a nightmare of tech support in India.

1.5 is recommended, not a requirement.

Either way, if you don't have internet, don't buy it. If you don't have $500, don't buy it.

I don't live near a lake nor do I have $90,000 for a wakeboard boat, but that doesn't mean that every boat manufacture needs to build a dry version of their boat that costs $15,000.

You do have a good point but the issue is not the price of the unit because we've all payed alot for consoles before but why put restrictions on any part of the Xbox one we've always been able to "although expensive " just go buy a console put a game in and play not anymore Ms gives statements on what's going to be done but no statement why at least not in a way many can understand at least not me

If you want to take true advantage of cloud processing, i imagine you will need a fast connection. In all honesty as much as i love Microsoft, im not feeling the xb1. I think its a little TOO ahead of its time.

They said COD was a launch title, then had an ad on the dashboard for Nov 9 release of COD, so I'd imagine the 9th is the day.

Was hoping it was $399, but it's still a launch day purchase for me. Love the presentations, Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Ryse, Forza 5, Watch Dogs. So many games, so few hours.

I'm gonna buy 3 years of Xbox live membership I have a feeling Microsoft is gonna jack up the price

£429 = u.s.Dollar $667+ however ,does the $499 include the vat and what not.... Still not happy bunny

I have learned to not buy any game systems on launch day. Not only are the gaming selections limited, you pay a high price. Then down the line,they add a bunch of shit that makes you upset because it included in the original. I'll wait

actually i disagree, when I purchased my ps3 on launch day I got a free bd remote control and 6 free bluray movies via mail in rebate. If you shop around for a good deal on launch I would put money on you finding one but it will probably come via a 3rd party retailer not via MSFT directly.

Definitely will be waiting. Personally, not one game was that killer app that makes me want to drop $500+ bones.

Really?? I just upgraded to a AMD FX 8350 octo core 4.0 GHz (4.7 turbo) for $238 with Asus motherboard at microcenter. Upgrade! With your 16 GB of ram and that processor you will blow this console out of the water man.

yeah and how much in europe? 1€ = 1$ i guess...
and every year most users will pay for that xbox live thing, and for games

pc gaming is accualy cheaper (steam). but people are blind, and are buying consoles.
just like apple fans are buying apples

Steam is cheaper, but big picture mode is not close to what the 360 provides. Also, many families don't want a PC hooked up to their tv all the time, with all the dicking around and upgrading that comes with owning a gaming PC.

I got my 360 almost 3 years ago; I'm good for another 2 years or so, so I'll wait for at least another year. I won't pay more than $400 for the XB1.

I'm gonna pre order 2 (me and my son) still $499 is high. Microsoft should be selling it for $399. Sell at a loss and gain market share. At $499 they not gonna fly off the shelves. Edit: PS4 is $399. I might jump ship. If the PS4 has cross game party chat the PS4 will be my console. I'll still keep my 360 since it'll have all the apps the one has.

from what im understanding is that will have cross party chat, i haven't watched the whole ps4 section yet but i have friends who are raving about it from the end of the video when he was playing killzone, and a friend called in and helped him out in beating the section. 

i love playstation, and the ps4 is just over the top greatness with everything their adding onto it and sony pitching in as well for some other options. at 399 and probably bundled with some extra features its a steal, however they are changing the free to play mode, but its for the overall better of online game play and i can understand that. i will however wait awhile before i purchase it, i never buy any console from front line sales they always end up having tons of issues, and games are limited for the first year or so. 

however i am extremely excited even if its a little lopsided :P lol

Gotta love that it's 499$ in the 'states and 499€ in continental EU.
This is just retarded.