Microsoft Announces the Official Release Date for the Xbox One
Just two weeks – a very long two weeks for some – after Sony announced its next-gen console will be available starting November 15, Microsoft unveiled that its Xbox One will release on November 22 – one week before the retail craze of black Friday and exactly eight years after the release of the Xbox 360. In addition to publicizing its release date, Microsoft blogged that the latest Xbox CPU will be increased to 1.75GHz – a 10 percent increase from its original specifications. Although Sony has yet to officially detail the PlayStation 4’s CPU speed, it’s rumored to be upwards of about 2.75GHz. The Xbox One will retail at $100 USD more than its counterpart, but will also come with a Kinect system as opposed to Sony’s camera being sold separately.