There are some issues going on for Xbox Live that currently are affecting the Xbox One. Xbox Live services are currently unavailable and the problems are affecting Xbox One. As far as everyone can tell, the issues are not hurting Xbox 360, but the next-gen console is going to experience issues from the lack of Xbox Live services.
Xbox One needs an update from Xbox Live in order for users to play the system, so there could soon be some outrage.
This is obviously an issue for those picking up an Xbox One early:
— chris grant (@chrisgrant) November 22, 2013
Microsoft has acknowledged that they are aware of the current issues and they are working hard to solve them.
Microsoft is aware of issues involving online services; investigating the cause; will keep customers updated as info becomes available
— Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) November 22, 2013
Of course, everyone has to hope that Xbox Live is working before those waiting in line to pick up their Xbox One at the midnight launch return home to find out they will need to wait to get the Xbox One going.