Has a slip on a site assoiciated with Microsoft accidently unveiled the release date of the Xbox One?
Xbox One Release Date Leaked?
After Sony unveiled the release date of their Playstation 4 console all eyes have been focused in on whether Microsoft would follow.
It looks like some people looking for clues found what they were looking for. On section 12 of the rules in a Mountain Dew/Doritios contest (Every 2 minutes Xbox One) it is mentioned that the consoles has a “targeted launch date of late November 2013”.
While this is not an “official” source by any means it must be noted that this Every 2 Minutes console is held in direct partnership with Microsoft.
Back at E3 Microsoft announced that the console would have a November release date so the debate now is whether they will release the console before,after or even alongside the PlayStation 4.
Its best not to take these rumours too seriously however – earlier this week a Walmart employee allegedly leaked a November 8th release date to gaming site Kotaku.
Microsoft Believes Console Is “Worth More” Than PlayStation 4
In an unsurprising stance Microsoft believe their console is worth the extra cost when compared to the PlayStation 4.
As things stand, the console is currently going to retail for $100 more than its rival. But Microsoft employee , Penello , believes this is justified.
“I think we do more,” he said. “I think our games are better. I think as people start to experience Kinect and see what it can do using voice, I think that’s better,” he added. “I think the ability to have an all-in-one system where you can plug in the TV, that’s better. I think we’ll have a better online service.
“I just believe that we’re going to have a better system.”
Kinect Voice Limitiation in Certain Countries
We already know that Xbox one will be launching in 12 countries come November. It is now understood, however, that only five of these countries will support a voice commands through Kinects Interface.
The following countries will be supported at launch. USA, UK, France, Germany and Canada- the other countries where the Xbox one will initially launch will get full voice command functionality at a later date.
These countries include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain and New Zealand.
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