Microsoft's next generation gaming console - the Xbox One - will launch on November 22 and will initially be available in 13 countries - U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.
The console was be released in any remaining markets in early 2014, Microsoft confirmed.
Microsoft's rival in the gaming market - Sony - will release its next-gen console, the PlayStation 4 in November as well. The Xbox One, however, will hit store shelves a full week earlier than the PS4 in much of the world, except in North America, where the PS4 will launch on November 15. The last time both Microsoft and Sony launched new gaming systems was in 2006, and marks the latest console war.