Xbox Series X Release Date Shared In Error, Microsoft Responds

Here's when the Xbox Series X will release to head up the next generation of gaming.
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Now that both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 spec showcases are out and about, it’s time for the next big question: when is the exact release date. We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is the Xbox Series X release date is here, the bad news is it was taken away immediately so now we are in a glass case of emotion. 

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The initial spotting was found over on Resetera but quickly devolved once Geoff Keighley weighed in saying that his contacts confirmed no release date was meant to be shared at this time. Then Microsoft’s own Larry Hryb weighed in saying “An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020. We are committed to launching Holiday 2020.” 

While Thanksgiving is technically in the holiday season, it makes sense that the team wouldn’t be quite ready to reveal all of the information quite yet since it’s so early in the year and major event cancellations have been rampant due to COVID-19. Gotta keep something close to the chest to carry the season through. 

Interested in seeing what else next-gen has to offer? Check out our Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 comparison guide here to see which system might be the better fit for you at launch! 

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