Hot on the heels of the revelation that the Xbox One was in full production, and would be getting a CPU bump, Microsoft today announced the release date for their next-gen console: November 22, 2013.
The Xbox One will hit retailers in all 13 of its launch markets on this date, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and of course, the good old US of A. Microsoft expects to ship the Xbox One to more countries in 2014.
This puts the release date one week after the launch of the Sony PS4, which may give Microsoft a slight disadvantage in their holiday sales numbers, but I’m thinking that as long as they’re out prior to Black Friday, they should be on equal footing.
Not coincidentally, November 22nd is the same date the Xbox 360 was released in the U.S. and Canada – eight years ago if you can believe it.
Despite its initial sell-out of pre-orders, Microsoft is accepting a limited number of additional pre-orders for the Day One Edition of the Xbox One over the Microsoft Store.
[via Xbox Wire]