Earlier today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be released on Friday November 22, 2013. The Xbox One will be available for purchase in 13 launch markets. The following countries are included in these markets: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK and USA. The Xbox One will be available in more markets in 2014.

Also, Major Nelson posted pictures on his blog of the first Xbox One consoles being boxed and placed on pallets, in order to be shipped off to retailers for November 22.

Source: Xbox Wire and Major Nelson’s Blog