Microsoft has, as we predicted, confirmed 22nd November as the launch day for the Xbox One in 13 markets including the USA and the UK.
This puts the console a week ahead of PS4 in some parts of Europe but a week behind its arch rival in the USA. The detail is:
"Xbox One will be available on Nov. 22, 2013 in all 13 of our initial launch markets – Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Many more markets will follow in 2014."
Also is confirmed is the upgrade to the processor, "the development team has increased the CPU from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, roughly a 10 percent increase in CPU performance. This is on top of the 6% increase we previously announced for the GPU."