After much fan speculation about the release date, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One is set to release on Nov. 22, exactly 8 years after the Xbox 360′s debut.
The Xbox One will launch at $499.99 and will be available in 13 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S., with additional markets being added throughout next year.
Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Yusuf Mehdi has also detailed further information about the increased performance of the Xbox One. While originally planned to have a 1.6GHz CPU, the Xbox One will instead have a 1.75Ghz CPU (roughly a ten percent performance increase) along with a six percent faster GPU.
“What does this mean to you the gamer?” Mehdi explained, “it means that the Xbox One will have that much more power for developers to make their games and entertainment really shine.”
With titles such as Call of Duty: Ghosts and Dead Rising 3 coming out day one, early Xbox One adopters will have plenty of launch titles to choose from along with the various features of the Xbox One to explore.