For those that aren’t aware, E3 is going on right now — which means we finally are getting new details about the latest and greatest gaming consoles coming out to the market. With that in mind, we’ve now learned that the Xbox One will arrive this November in 21 markets, and will cost $499 in the United States.
For those keeping score, that’s $100 more than the debut price of the Xbox 360 in 2005.Besides the new pricing, Microsoft also showed off quite a few gameplay trailers and promised to give us more detailed specs for the Xbox One later at E3.
Here’s the full line up of games that have been announced for the Xbox One:
- Battlefield 4 (arriving first on Xbox One)
- Crimson Dragon
- Dead Rising 3
- Forza 5
- Killer Instinct
- Max the Curse of Brotherhood
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
- Project Spark
- Quantum Break
- Ryse: Son of Rome
- Sunset Overdrive
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- World of Tanks
With the Xbox One at $499 and Wii U at $299 — is it possible that the PS4 will hit somewhere in the middle, around say $399? I hope so, though I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS4 is closer in price to Microsoft’s Xbox.
This evening, Sony will have its E3 conference event, at which time we will likely learn more about how much it will cost versus the Xbox One. Also for those interested, Microsoft revealed yet another redesign for the Xbox 360, this time with the design mimicking the Xbox One.What do you think of the Xbox One’s pricing point based on the features we currently expect from the device? Interested or not?
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