Xbox One release date announced: November 22nd 2013

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The Xbox One launches on November 22nd 2013 in 13 territories initially (UK, Ireland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, US, CAN, MEX, BRA, AUS, NZ) and costs $499 /€499 / £429. “Many more markets” will see the console arrive in 2014, a note from Microsoft spokesperson Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb says.

Microsoft made one last internal tweak before sending it out: a 10 percent clock speed increase (from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ). “It means that the processing power to make those games that we’ve been showing off at Gamescom that already look great will look even better” corporate marketing VP Yusuf Mehdi said in the video below.

The $500 Xbox One package includes the console itself, a new wireless gamepad, the new Kinect, a headset, and various cables for attaching it to your favorite television. Limited editions of a special “Day One” version of the console are also available, which include an insignia on the controller and an exclusive Achievement. Microsoft is apparently making an extra set available starting today, should you still be on the hunt.

The stage is set. Sony’s Playstation 4 release date is November 15th for US and November 29th EU and LA.