The Sony PlayStation has been officially announced to arrive on November 15. What about the rival Xbox One? When is it going to arrive? Rumor has it that the new gaming console from Microsoft is going to release a week before PS4 hits the market. According to the recent rumors, the Xbox One is slated to come out on November 8. This is not an official announcement from Microsoft
The news about Microsoft’s Xbox One release date was revealed by a person who is an employee of an advertising firm that deals with signage and product placement for the huge retailer Walmart. As Sony fans wait for the release of the PS4, Xbox One fans will be in a position to purchase much awaited next gen Xbox One first.
The competition between these two companies is as fierce as ever, and Microsoft has upped its ante by saying that they will release the console in 13 countries instead of the initial target of 21. Both Sony and Microsoft are aiming to out their gaming consoles during the holiday season. Still, we are yet to hear an official Xbox One release date from Microsoft.
According to Forbes, the Xbox One will have high end games, which are being called, “AAA” games. The countries that will get the consoles include United States, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Canada Austria, France, Ireland, Spain and Italy The game console will be later released in Finland, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherlands.
According to Microsoft, they would very much have liked to launch the Xbox One on the same day in all of these markets, but some factors have come up that have made it necessary to delay the launch in some countries. The factors include the localizing of the Xbox One Dash; add languages and new voices, and also include applications that will be meaningful to the country that is targeted.
According to Forbes, the company had made controversial changes in their policy and this could have occasioned the delay. It is possible to launch in as many markets as possible since the company is working out all the kinks in the system.
Analysts say that the exclusion of many countries in Europe, where soccer is idolized, may cost them in the long term. In Europe, the game FIFA sells very well. If Microsoft is not careful, the way that they handle the launch will be disadvantageous and this will have them starting from a weak position right at the beginning.
Some experts feel that Microsoft was actually waiting for their rival, Sony, to announce the release date of PS4 and then the operating system giant would announce the arrival of Xbox One. Now that the Japanese tech giant has already announced on PS4’s release date, we can expect an official annoucnment on Xbox One from Microsoft very soon.
Game enthusiasts are anxiously waiting for Microsoft to break its silence on the release date for the console. The company will also continue to enhance the game playing experience, and is hoping that game developers can test the machine to the maximum, by producing exciting, high-end games.