Microsoft has officially announced that the Xbox One will be released on November 22nd 2013. The console will launch in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, before making its way to “many more” markets in 2014.
November 22nd might sound familiar to Xbox fans but that’s because 8 years ago, the Xbox 360 released on the same date. The Xbox One will release one week after the Playstation 4 in the United States on November 15th 2013. The Xbox One will also have 23 launch titles available.
Microsoft’s vice president of marketing, Yusuf Mehdi, has stated that “November 22nd is a special day in Xbox history” so they wanted to continue on with releasing the Xbox One on this date. Mehdi has also stated,
“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.
“As a result of this incredible consumer demand and the development progress on Xbox One, I am thrilled to share that today we are making available a limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles for pre-order. We have coordinated with our retail partners to make it easy for you to reserve your Xbox One today.
“I am also pleased to confirm that the development team has increased the CPU from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, roughly a 10% increase in CPU performance. This is on top of the 6% increase we previously announced for the GPU. What does this mean to you the gamer? It means that the Xbox One will have that much more power for developers to make their games and entertainment really shine.”
Microsoft has been hard at work at improving their product for their fan base. Several months ago, Microsoft had changed various policies to not only appease their fans but improve their product for consumers.