Last week we informed you about a rumored, but exciting November 13 launch for the Sony PS4 in Europe. Now, almost right on cue it looks like we now may have evidence of a solid release date for the Xbox One as well. Amazon are no strangers to leaking unannounced launch dates, but if their latest listings are true, we could be seeing an Xbox One console launch, two weeks after the Sony PS4.
Bear in mind though, that neither Sony or Microsoft have officially confirmed when their next-gen systems will be available. We’re guessing this crucial information will come after Summer in September, but that hasn’t stopped Amazon from publicly taking matters into their own hands – again.
The online retailer is now showing a November 27 launch for the Xbox One in the US. That is just a few days before the annual Thanksgiving and Black Friday festivities kick off, so the date and period itself could be deemed as a very logical one. However, we wouldn’t have guessed that Microsoft would launch their console later than Sony and potentially give their rivals a two week head start.
If that happens, then we would have to first believe initial rumors that Sony will launch their console in Europe and US around November 13. What’s interesting to note though, is that while we often see early Amazon launch listings disappear within hours – the Xbox One listing showing a November 27 is still online and available for everyone to see in black and white.
This could be further signs that the date is real, but we would want to see further evidence of the potential November 13 for the PS4 launch before we can really start to talk about this as fact.
Assuming the dates are true though: What would be your conclusions on an Xbox One launch, two weeks later than the PS4 – would it make a massive difference to sales in your opinion or not?
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