Microsoft recently began full production of the Xbox One console and today they’ve announced it will be available in thirteen initial launch markets from November 22 2013.
Those initial markets are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA, with more to follow in 2014. You’ll probably recall that this number was originally cut down from 21 due to what Microsoft called localisation issues (to do with Kinect and voice commands/dashboard issues).
In terms of it’s main competition, the Playstation 4, Microsoft is bringing the Xbox One to the market one week later in the United States (where the PS4 launches on November 15) ,but one week earlier than other regions (PS4 arrives in Europe on November 29).
So that’s pretty much it: PS4 launching November 15 at $399 and the Xbox One launching November 22 at $499. Which have you pre-ordered?