Xbox One launching in November for $499

Microsoft officially announced pricing and availability for the Xbox One at its press conference at E3.

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One console on May 21, 2013.
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One console on May 21, 2013. James Martin/CNET

It's official: the Xbox One is coming this November for $499.

Microsoft announced the official pricing for the Xbox One at its E3 press conference this afternoon, with the new console also selling for $499 in the US, 499 Euros in Europe and £429 in the UK.

Microsoft also confirmed that Xbox Live Gold Memberships would carry over to the Xbox One, as well as a new program starting July 1 where Xbox Live Gold members will get two free game downloads. The first two games announced for the program are Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3.

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