The next generation of Xbox finally has a release date

Xbox One, Sac City GamerMicrosoft announced today that the Xbox One will launch in 13 markets including North America on Nov. 22.

This announcement follows Sony’s announcement that the PS4 will launch on Nov. 15 in North America and Nov. 29 worldwide. That means the PS4 launches before the Xbox One in North America, but a while later in the rest of the world. While Microsoft is only launching in limited markets in November, they say they’ll launch worldwide in early 2014.

The Xbox One will launch complete with console, one controller, headset, HDMI cable, next-gen Kinect and all the other goodies that come with a new console (see: instructions, manuals, etc.). There is also a Day One Bundle that includes a special day one package, day one controller (with chrome directional pad) and a special achievement so gamers can show off to their friends that they bought the shiny new addition to Microsoft’s home console family on the first day.

Additionally, Microsoft announced today that the system will now ship with a 1.75 GHz processor as opposed to the previously announced 1.6 GHz processor. It also received a boost in graphics processing back in August from 800 MHz to 853 MHz.

The video below was released on Aug. 8 and features Xbox Live’s Major Nelson unboxing the new system. Take a look, and as always, keep it locked to Sac City Gamer for up-to-date news on everything video games.

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