After all the bad press it Microsoft got over the initial announcement about the Xbox One’s new DRM policies, and the subsequent retraction, it looks like things are all set to go on the green camp, as Xbox One has been officially set to launch in 13 markets on November 22, 2013.
The countries that will get the Xbox One (which some gamers have taken to calling “Xbone”) first are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. You can instead reserve a Day One Edition via the official Xbox One website for $499. The Xbone will eventually be released in other markets next year.
Additionally, Microsoft has also announced that their development team has increased the console’s CPU from the originally announced 1.6 Ghz to 1.75 Ghz, which boosts the CPU performance by 10%, which should be a great boon to people who still care about hard numbers (even though both AMD and Intel on the PC side have long since proven that the amount of “hz” don’t really tell you much about a CPU’s capabilities, especially when it comes to gaming.)