Is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Is All Set For Xbox One and the Lumia 2520?
It’s less than 24 hours as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is going to launch its next generation gaming console Xbox One on November 22, 2013. The buyer could get into the line as the consoles will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis at Microsoft stores starting 12:01 am November 22.
Will Xbox One Match PS4’s Early Success?
In the most successful console launch ever, Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) sold over one million PS4s in just about 24 hours following a launch in the U.S. and Canada. As Xbox is also setting up its ground and get quickly sold out, in a warm-up sale on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) began yesterday morning at 8:00 am EDT. The consoles are guaranteed to be delivered on November 22nd. Amazon describes that “Day One” console comes with a commemorative controller, premium packaging and a token code to celebrate an exclusive Day One achievement, at no extra cost.
While Sony’s PS4 enjoyed the fruits of its launch timing, scheduled a week ahead of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox One; the latter is also pushing positive results with quick sells of its special “Day One” edition. As the quick sells on launch day couldn’t be counted as a sole measure of gaming consoles’ success, only time will have more lights on how PS4 and Xbox One will compete on their features and who will make more sales over the holiday season and time following that.
Are you Aware of this Launch?
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) finally launched its Lumia 2520 tablet powered by Snapdragon 800 processor on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows platform. For now the tablet would be marketed under the Nokia brand and this could be Nokia’s first and last tablet given its sale of handset division to Microsoft which is expected to be completed by 1Q14.
The Lumia 2520 is the world’s second only, available for purchase, Windows RT tablet after Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Surface 2. Microsoft is believed to scatter the release of its second generation Surface tablets to gain some positive PR.