Xbox One UK Release Date Confirmed
Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Xbox One will launch in the UK on Friday, November 22nd.
The £429 console will arrive alongside over 20 launch games, including the likes of Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Forza Motorsport 5 and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
Confirmation of the Xbox One launch date comes following word from Xbox Executive Yusuf Mehdi that the console recently entered full production.
Those picking up the console will get the Xbox One console (with 500GB hard drive) along with a Kinect camera, headset, wireless controller, HDMI cable and a two-week trial of Xbox Live Gold. Day One editions of the upcoming console will also come with a copy of EA Sport’s FIFA 14.
Yusuf Mehdi said of the launch:
We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere. We sold out of our pre-order supply faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever. We look forward to celebrating with millions and millions of gamers this holiday.
Rivals Sony will be launching their next home console, the PlayStation 4, just days later on November 29th for £349.
So those key dates for your diary once again:
- Xbox One UK release date: November 22nd
- Xbox One US release date: November 22nd
The console will also launch in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain. More markets, including Japan, will not see the console until 2014.