Microsoft has officially announced that the Xbox One will be launching on November 22 in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Brazil, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Spain and New Zealand. The rest of the world will have to wait until early 2014.
The Xbox One will be priced at £430 / $500 / €500 and will 23 games will be available at launch including exclusives such as Halo, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5
All Xbox Ones pre-ordered in Europe will also include a free copy of FIFA 14.
“November 22 is a special day in Xbox history – on this day, we first launched Xbox 360 in 2005,” said Microsoft VP of Xbox marketing, strategy and business Yusuf Mehdi. “Our next chapter begins in 79 days, when Xbox One becomes available.”
We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere. We have sold out of our pre-order supply in the U.S. faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever. We look forward to celebrating with millions and millions of gamers this holiday.”
Mehdi also adds that the Xbox One CPU has been increased the CPU performance by 10%, from 1.6GHz to 1.75GHz. It was also previously announced that GPU performance has also been increased by 6%. “[The increase in performance] means that the Xbox One will have that much more power for the developers to make their games and entertainment really shine,” said Mehdi.
“We built Xbox One to bring you the best games, unrivaled multiplayer and more entertainment than ever before. It’s nearly time to say “Xbox On” and open a new world of games and entertainment.”
As for the PS4, Sony confirmed during GamesCom 2013 that their console will launch in North America on November 15, a week ahead of the Xbox One. Europe and Latin America, on the other hand will be getting the PS4 on November 29.