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The Xbox One will be able to run Microsoft's Windows 8 and its apps on the console after months of speculation.
Initially Microsoft said in the unveiling that the Xbox One will run three operating systems, Xbox OS, Windows, and another app-switching software, but they never mentioned which version of Windows and how it would work, reported Gadgets.ndtv.com.
"Consider the game officially changed. With all your favorite Windows 8 apps able to be run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you a unified web and entertainment experience," wrote computer makers Dell on their website.
Gadgets speculates that because Windows 8 is mostly a touch and keyboard operating system that there may be additional problems with the conversion to the Xbox One. However, the Kinect could come into to play or even the SmartGlass app that allows gamers with a smart phone to access the console.
It is important to note this information has only been confirmed by Dell, with no official word coming from Microsoft yet.
Xbox One "Day One" round two pre-orders are now available at Best Buy after selling out last month.
According to Best Buy, they will haver the console in "limited quantities," but will have the shipment in time for the Nov. 22 launch date.
It is not certain if Best Buy is the only retailer to receive a second batch of Day One consoles.
Previously an announcement said that Xbox One Day One consoles will be delayed past launch date; Microsoft said these orders will now be fulfilled.
"All Day One pre-orders will be fulfilled as planned at launch," a spokesperson for the company told GottaBeMobile.com.
Commenters on various sites have said their Day One shipment will arrive on Nov. 30, which completely defeats the purpose of the "Day One" tag, as the console will be arriving on Nov. 22.