Xbox One release date confirmed – 22 November

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Xbox One release date confirmed as 22 November

Microsoft has officially revealed that the Xbox One will be released in all 13 of its initial launch markets on 22 November.

Full steam ahead

Xbox One production hit full swing this week, with Microsoft looking to churn out as many consoles as possible to meet the demand on release day.

Xbox One developers have also bumped the CPU from 1.6GHz to 1.75GHz, resulting in a ten per cent increase in power, in addition to the 6 per cent GPU increase that was reported a few weeks ago.

The Xbox One will hit UK shelves a whole week before the PS4 lands on 29 November, though the PS4 will be in US gamers' hands a little earlier, with a 15 November release date across the pond.

Check out our Xbox One vs PS4 guide and the Xbox One vs PS4 controller showdown for all you need to know about the next-gen consoles.

Which one will you be getting?

Asia availability

Singapore and Malaysia gamers, bad news. Microsoft is still keeping its lips tight about the Asia availability dates. The official stance from Microsoft is a 2014 availability for the Xbox One. Meanwhile, we are expecting Sony to announce the availability dates for the PlayStation 4 in Asia during the Tokyo Game Show. We'll be bringing you the full details two weeks later, live from Sony's press conference in Tokyo.