Xbox One hits stores on November 22

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its next-generation video game console, the Xbox One, will hit store shelves on Nov. 22.

The tech giant's director of programming Lawrence Hyrb, who goes by the nickname "Major Nelson," said the console will be available on 13 markets at launch: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain United Kingdom, and United States.

To gear up for the next-gen console, Microsoft renamed the Xbox Live Marketplace to the Xbox Games Store last week.

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One on May 21. The console's new features will include: voice command, cloud integration, universal gestures and the familiar Xbox Live home screen.

Xbox One retails for $499. Launch gamesinclude "Call of Duty: Ghosts," "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag," and "Killer Instinct."