Microsoft have announced that their Xbox One will be available across 13 territories including the UK and North America on the 22nd November, the same launch date as 2005’s Xbox 360.
A full list of territories that will be getting the console on this date consists of Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and the USA. Other markets across the globe will expect their release dates around early 2014.
Xbox’s marketing vice-president, Yusuf Mehdi, announced the firm’s rollout plans in a statement:
“The culmination of many years of listening to you, our fans, developing innovative technology, and partnering with the best game and entertainment partners in the industry has brought us to this point,” he said.
“There is still a lot more work to do, but the teams are making excellent progress and are focused on launch.”
Mehdi also confirmed that the next-generation console had recently entered full production in preparation for the launch and that pre-orders had sold out faster than any of the company’s previous gaming products. He had also confirmed in the statment that the console’s CPU had been upgraded by around 10% – from 1.6Ghz to 1.75Ghz.
Apart from North American territories who will receive the PlayStation 4 launch on the 15th November, this puts Microsoft’s launch ahead of Sony by one week.
It has now been confirmed that all of the Xbox one Day One editions have been made available for pre-order, so if you want one on launch day then you best get on that sharpish.