Just in from the Xbox Wire news outlet is the launch date of the Xbox One:

…Speaking of launch, we’re now in a position to share that Xbox One will be available on Nov. 22, 2013 in all 13 of our initial launch markets – Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA.  Many more markets will follow in 2014…

That’s a week before the PS4 release for those of us in Europe where the console is launching but a week after the PS4 for any of our North American readers.

Finally, Microsoft also mention that they’ve upgraded their clockspeed in the Xbox One to 1.75GHz per core up from 1.6GHz:

Finally, in the spirit of continuing to bring new value and excitement to Xbox, I am also pleased to confirm that the development team has increased the CPU from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, roughly a 10 percent increase in CPU performance. This is on top of the 6% increase we previously announced for the GPU.  What does this mean to you the gamer? It means that the Xbox One will have that much more power for developers to make their games and entertainment really shine.

So, the release dates are out for both and now it’s really time to decide which one to go for should you be looking at a next-gen console this Christmas.

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