The First Batch Of Retail Xbox One Units Are Fresh Off The Production Line
Xbox Live director Major Nelson tweeted a pair of very significant photos yesterday afternoon; the first pallet of Xbox One retail units being prepped for shipment. Microsoft had just confirmed the release date (Nov. 22nd) of the console, in 13 territories, prior to the photo of these units coming off the assembly line via Twitter. Not only is this a milestone, but it also stands to reason that this is a big time PR coup. If you recall, the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii launches had trouble keeping up with consumer demand, we’ll be interested to see how the supply chain handles the high demand for new hardware this holiday.
During our recent hands on time with Forza 5, Drive Club and Octodad: Dadliest Catch; the next gen consoles were fully displayed in their retail cases likely running in debug mode. It’s great to see consumer models being readied for distribution.
The dates are set, production is in full swing, and it seems Sony may have one more big announcement up it’s sleeve at TGS 2013. The shots have been fired and the next console generation is coming this holiday. Both Microsoft and Sony have solid hardware and software for their respective launches, it’s a good time to be a gamer.
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