At the time it revealed Xbox One past month, Microsoft escaped to share any information concerning the availability and price of the console. Today at E3 2013, the company has announced that the Xbox One will be available in November in 21 different market at a price of $499 in the United States, £429 in the UK and €499 in the Europe. You will get a new console, a wireless controller, the new Kinect and a 14 day trial of Xbox Live Gold for $499.
Xbox One Day One Edition is available to pre-order on Amazon followed by ShopTo, GameStop, GAME and Best Buy.
At the same time, Microsoft has confirmed its intentions to abandon Microsoft points to switch to a system of local currency. So those who want to buy digital content on Xbox Live can pay in cash and know how much you are spending without doing calculations.
Additionally, Microsoft has surprised everyone with the announcement of the yet another upgrade of the current Xbox 360. The new console, which could be called Xbox 360 2013 edition, clearly has a design inspired by the Xbox One. The black frame, partly polished and partly opaque console has a more regular share than the current model. At the moment, it is not known whether the restyling is also accompanied by a hardware revision.
After almost eight years since its debut and over 76 million units sold, Microsoft believes that the old console can still turn out decent results. The new Xbox 360 is already available in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia and Ireland with more territories coming soon. The revamped Xbox 360 will cost the same as the existing Xbox 360 model, $200 for a 4GB model, $300 for 250GB, and $300 for a 4GB bundle with Kinect.
Along with the redesigned Xbox 360, the Xbox Live Gold members will get two free games per month until the Xbox One availability. Fable III is already available for download until the end of the month, and Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2 are scheduled for July.