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This article was published on May 21, 2013

Microsoft offers to alert you when the Xbox One becomes available for pre-order

Microsoft offers to alert you when the Xbox One becomes available for pre-order
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Hours following the reveal of Microsoft’s latest Xbox game console, the company has set up a notification system on the Xbox One website to alert people when it’s time to place your pre-order.

Now before you get too excited, it’s important to note that while the specifications of the Xbox One are known, two important items remain shrouded in mystery: its cost and when exactly the console will be available.

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If you’re interested in purchasing the Xbox One, you can go to the Microsoft store and enter in your email address to be notified when the company will begin accepting pre-orders.

To encourage people to sign-up, it is offering $10 online store credit, although it’s only valid through June 9, 2013 — which doesn’t really help in the purchase of the new game console, just for games and accessories for older hardware. This is actually a rather useless offer since Microsoft says that the Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games.

For more from the Xbox One unveiling, head over here to read TNW’s coverage.

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