After a morning filled with speculation and buzz, we finally know when we’re getting Microsoft’s next-generation video game console. The Xbox One is scheduled to hit store shelves on November 22, with a previously announced price of $US500/$A599.
Previous rumours ran the gamut, pegging the date as early as November 8, though the smart money as pointing to a late November release. The pre-release saga of the Xbox One has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride, with policy reversals and changes that seemingly came every week. But, with a retail timeframe firmly set, the battle for bragging rights moves to the place that matters most: storefronts.
UPDATE: the official announcement from Microsoft is right here. The November 22 date applies to 13 regional markets — Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK and USA — with more to follow in 2014.