Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will launch in 13 markets on November 22. That release date will make the console available one week after its rival PlayStation 4 in the US, and one week before it in Europe.
As a reminder, Microsoft’s follow-up to the popular Xbox 360 will cost $500/€500/£430 at launch. That’s $100/€100/£80 more than the PS4, but the Xbox One does appear to have a more complete games lineup set for launch day, with at least 23 titles available from the start.
Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi said in a statement, “November 22 is a special day in Xbox history – on this day, we first launched Xbox 360 in 2005. Our next chapter begins in 79 days, when Xbox One becomes available. 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.”
Last month, Microsoft slashed the number of Xbox One launch markets from 21 to 13. The US, the UK, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain will get the system on November 22, but Microsoft is only saying that the eight other markets will receive their consoles sometime in 2014.
Source: Xbox Wire