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Microsoft wants a good chunk of your cash for the new Xbox One. The technology giant announced Monday (June 10) that the console will be up for sale in 21-markets this November for $499.

Details of the new and improved Xbox were unveiled during a 90-minute visual presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) conference, in Los Angeles. The price bump outshines more affordable options like Nintendo’s WII for $299, and the Xbox 360 at $399. In addition to the product, several new video games will be made specifically for the Xbox, including Titanfall the from the creators of Call of Duty. “We have more titles in development today than at any other time in the history of Xbox,” said Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer.

A  journalist at the event called the games “spectacular.”

Xbox One’s updated apparatus makes for a one-stop-shop technology hub, but it hasn’t killed its predecessor just yet. The forthcoming Xbox 360 boasts a fresh design that’s “smaller, sleeker and as quiet as ever,” according to Microsoft vice president of marketing and strategy, Yusuf Mehdi.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 continues to be a leader among the competition, outpacing Nintendo and Playstation over the last two years, and pushing  76 million units worldwide.


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