Microsoft announces launch details, pricing, reserve program, a special commemorative bundle and accessories for one of the most anticipated consumer products o
Microsoft Corp. has announced that Xbox One will be launching in 21 markets around the world in November 2013, for $499.99 in the U.S., £429 (GBP) in the U.K. and €499 (EUR) in European markets. Every Xbox One system sold will include the new Xbox One console - which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi - the new Kinect, one Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
A limited-edition commemorative bundle is available to fans who reserve the system at major retailers, available in limited quantities, while supplies last, for $499.99, £429 (GBP) or €499 (EUR). Reserving the commemorative bundle will guarantee that you'll be able to purchase the new system on day one. Each commemorative bundle will include an Xbox One system that comes in premium black packaging with a limited edition Xbox One Day One wireless controller, as well as a unique commemorative Day One Achievement.
In related news, Microsoft revealed that every qualifying Xbox Live Gold member - new or existing - will receive two free Xbox 360 game downloads per month starting July 1 until December 31, 2013, including titles such as Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed II. And to celebrate E3 in the month of June, Xbox Live Gold members will receive a free download of Fable III.