Dig out your camping gear and stake your spot in line now, ladies and germs. The Xbox One is hitting stores on November 22. And for those keeping track, that’s almost a full week after the PS4′s November 15 retail launch. Because that matters.
Don’t live in the U.S.? No problem. Microsoft has said that the console will be available in 13 markets, and shared some pricing details for those living across the pond. Folks in the U.K. can claim their One for £429, while those in the rest of Europe will pay €499.
The Xbox One is hitting the following markets on November 22nd: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Many more markets will follow in 2014.
Gaming consoles are set to be this year’s big ticket item with the PS4 and Xbox One both hitting stores around the same time. Nintendo also dropped the price on the Wii U which has so far seen underwhelming sales — but also setting the scene for an interesting retail price point battle with the Wii U at $299, the PS4 at $399 and the One at $499.
Or, buyers could opt for a Nexus 7 or iPad mini for about the same price.