Xbox One will be available on Nov. 22 in 13 launch markets – Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, U.K., and U.S. – announced Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Marketing, Xbox Strategy and Business, on Wednesday.

“We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere,” Mehdi said. “We have sold out of our pre-order supply in the U.S. 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.”

Mehdi also shared that a limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles are now available for pre-order. Reserve yours now.

And he confirmed that the Xbox One development team has increased the console’s CPU from 1.6 GHZ to 1.75 GHZ, roughly a 10 percent increase in CPU performance.

“This is on top of the 6 percent increase we previously announced for the GPU,” Mehdi said. “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.  We’re going to keep bringing more value to the Xbox One as we head towards launch building on some of the advancements we have already shared such as the 40 plus improvements to the Xbox One controller, advancements to help you find the perfect opponent and make the most of our online community, to the power of the cloud.”

Head over to the Xbox Wire post for the rest of what Mehdi had to say.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff