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Xbox One launching on November 22nd for $499

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Microsoft is finally giving gamers a date for the Xbox One release: November 22nd. After announcing its $499 pricing back in June, the Xbox One will launch in just over two months time in 13 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, the US, and New Zealand. Microsoft previously delayed its Xbox One launch in eight European markets, where it plans to now release the next-generation console in early 2014.

For $499 Microsoft is bundling the console with a single controller, Kinect, and a Chat Headset. So far, there are 23 launch titles that will be made available on November 22nd, including Forza Motorsport 5 and Killer Instinct. While Microsoft's console is ready for its November 22nd launch, Sony will release the PlayStation 4 in the US on November 15th and November 29th for Europe. Sony is promising to make its console available in 32 countries at launch, pricing it at $399. The console wars begin in November; mark your calendars.