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Xbox One goes on sale on Nov. 22 in 13 countries

  • Microsoft's (MSFT -1.6%) next-gen console will hit North America a week after Sony's (SNE +0.8%) PS4, but will apparently get to some European markets a week earlier.
  • Xbox exec Yusuf Mehdi says most of Microsoft's pre-order supply has been sold out (an incremental positive for CPU/GPU supplier AMD). Early pre-order demand was hurt by game resale/Internet verification policies Microsoft decided to backtrack on. Sony announced last month PS4 pre-orders have topped 1M.
  • The One, which is bundled with a new Kinect and is being pitched as a comprehensive home entertainment platform, will cost $100 more than the PS4, which has a stronger gaming focus. Eurogamer just reported Sony is working on a virtual reality headset for the PS4 that's set to launch in 2014.
Comments (2)
  • If you want to bet on high XBOX and PS sales without exposure to Microsoft's and AMD's painful PC biz, try SPIL. They will be packaging the XBOX and PS microprocessors. They also have exposure to the hot low and mid-price smartphone biz.
    4 Sep 2013, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • HIMX will be providing the display for the SNE head set and for XboX when they get round to it.
    4 Sep 2013, 03:02 PM Reply Like
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