Xbox One launching November for $499
posted on 06.10.13 at 02:01 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Limited edition bundle to include special controller, achievement.

Xbox One will launch in 21 markets this November for $499.99 in the U.S., £429 (GBP) in the U.K., and €499 (EUR) in European markets.

Every system will include one Xbox One console, which features a 500 gigabyte hard-drive, Blu-ray player, and built-in Wi-Fi, the new Kinect, one wireless controller, and a 14-ay free trial of Xbox LIVE Gold.

A limited-edition commemorative bundle will be available to consumers who pre-order the platform at major retailers. It will be wrapped in premium black packaging and include a limited edition controller and commemorative Day One achievement.

Some launch titles will also have special pre-order bonuses:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome – Exclusive multiplayer map and sword with bonus attributes.
  • Forza Motorsport 5 – Access to four cars tuned to the top of their class.
  • Kinect Sports Rivals – Exclusive sporting equipment that separates your Champion from the rest of the world.
  • Dead Rising 3 – Exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene Tribute Packs with bonus attributes.
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  • dior

    And here lies Xbox One.

    We barely knew you.

  • bldudas

    Um, no. Not for $500 or any price, really.

  • xMCXx

    $499 are 377€.
    That would be more acceptable. : P

  • Derpazu

    So, it’s 120 bucks more expensive in Europe!

    • SuperLuigi

      Man they SCREWED europe.

    • leokiko

      it will be 1500 bucks more expensive in Brazil, so consider yourself lucky.

  • Raiyu

    Seeing the price, I don’t have much optimism for the PS4…but then again, that Kinect 2.0 drives up the price.

  • epy

    500 bucks for a device with more strings attached than a record company deal. They must be really confident… or arrogant.

    • Tetsu

      They are very expensive strings, top of the line restrictive quality.

    • Shadow

      Don’t forget the price of Xbox Live Gold in order to play your multiplayer games.

      • GhostNomad

        You mean in order to play your games in general. I’m sure they’re not gonna let you get away with having an internet connection but not paying extra to use it.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Awesome, entertaining conference, ruined by this little tidbit.

  • DarthBrian

    four hundred and ninety-nine U.S. dollars!

  • Anime10121

    Nope, I woudnt get it for 4 let alone 5

  • kuusou yume

    I will probably buy it in three years

  • Charlie

    Bad move. Listen to the silence of the crowd when M$ announced the price.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    That price is a little too expensive for me. I hope the PS4 will be cheaper.

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Really nearly 500 bucks everywhere? Guess the gaming industry invented the currency translation rate anew. Jesus… christ. being a gamer really is kinda harsh nowadays.

    Xbox One: $499, 499€, £429! $499 = 377€ = £321. 499€ = $660; £429 = $666 (outside the us currently without taxes so add 20% to get the real deal)

  • Claude

    Nope.

  • King-Prodigy-X

    Yeah If Sony comes out saying $399 then I don’t understand how these third party developers could give M$ all those exclusive content.

    • Zackasaur

      Microsoft buys that content. It’s never given to them.

  • Gigus

    I’d rather upgrade my PC again with that money. Oh, well.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    That’s a lot for the US but for the UK and Australia, they are royally ******… Brazil deserves a special mention as well..

  • $18114340

    Oh come on guys it’s not that bad, remember this?

    http://youtu.be/I6LbzP-AJRQ

    I’m kidding, of course it’s bad.

    • Gigus

      But the PS3 price was justifiable!!! Just kidding XD. I’m just gonna wait it out on next-gen. As far as the Xone goes, I can’t consider buying it at all due to its anti-consumer restrictions.

    • Elvick

      PS3 was worth that though.

  • Reda1234

    If it’s 660 dollars for Europe, that means it’s about 700 in my country, and if we add the expenses of internet, Xbox Live, and the fact that will always have to get new games, then that equals….Oh God.

    • $18114340

      Don’t forget about your electricity bill due to leaving the damn thing on all the time! :D

      Also the games themselves are going to add up in cost at some point.

  • Aiddon

    now the Wii U ain’t lookin’ so bad, is it?

  • kuusou yume

    i can only afford one this year if they are both that expensive

  • bloodiOS

    I’ll stick to my PS3 if the PS4 is going to be this expensive.

  • Zackasaur

    I’d easily pay this for the PS4… But I wouldn’t pay $100 for this thing. I value developers and gamers too much to subscribe to hostile publisher dictatorship.

  • Elvick

    With all the restrictions, games better be $20 at launch. (they won’t obviously)

    No thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/Sieghardt Sieghardt

    It’s €500 in europe which is about $660, it’s really a huge middle finger to europeans

    • Nhiroz

      Tell me about it, they can have the middle finger back haha!

  • Peacenutman

    Can we please have a package without the Kinect?

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  • artemisthemp

    Day 1 Xbox One comes with a Achivement worth 1000g, because it’s incredible, that you manage to mistake the Xbox One for a PS4