Xbox One launching in November for $500

Microsoft reveals pricing for next-gen platform, confirms system to launch this holiday; gamers can reserve Day One Edition today.

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Microsoft today announced during its 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing that the Xbox One will launch across the world this November at $499/€499/£429.

In addition, Microsoft revealed that gamers can reserve an Xbox One Day One Edition beginning today. Reserving the bundle guarantees players can purchase the new system on day one, including black packaging, a limited-edition Xbox One Day One wireless controller, and a Day One achievement.

In addition, those who pick up an Xbox One Day One Edition system will get various digital bonuses for games like Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, and Dead Rising 3.

Preorders for the standard Xbox One console are now open through GameStop and Amazon.

The Xbox 360 launched in 2005 for $300/$400. Sony has yet to disclose pricing information for the PlayStation 4. The company's E3 2013 briefing takes place tonight at 6 p.m. PDT.

A Rare developer earlier today let slip the November launch window for the Xbox One.

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