Since the Xbox One’s reveal in Redmond, Washington back in May we’ve been waiting to hear that bit of news that would have us marking our calenders. All we knew up until now was that it was set to launch in November and now we know the day.
This release date of 11.22.13 caught us off guard as many of us speculated for an earlier release date, myself included, but it makes sense as the Xbox One will launch on the 8 year anniversary of the Xbox 360’s original U.S. release date. Furthermore, Microsoft has made available additional Xbox One Day One consoles for pre-order due to consumer demand and a smooth development process .
The Xbox One will launch in 13 initial markets – Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA for $499 /€499/£429. Other markets will follow in 2014.