Xbox One will be released 27th November, says Amazon

Amazon's american branch is claiming that Microsoft's upcoming console, the Xbox One, will be on sale from 27 November. Whilst the Redmond-based company are yet to officially confirm a release date, Amazon, who received over 2500 pre-orders of next generation consoles per minute, could definitely be considered a trusted source.

The Xbox One's listing on Amazon states quite plainly "this item will be released on November 27, 2013. Rumours have also been swirling that suggest Sony's PlayStation 4 will also be released in November, although both Sony and Amazon are yet to suggest a release date for the console.

Games including Forza Motorsport, Dead Rising 3 Day One Edition and Kinect Sports: Rivals Day One Edition are also expected to launch on 27 November alongside Microsoft's console. You can check out the full list of upcoming next-generation games here.

We've reached out to both Amazon and Microsoft for confirmation and/or comment on the 27 November release date, and we'll update this article as and when we receive a response.

Source: Amazon via Pocket Lint

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Are there any English majors in here? The first sentence of this article has the word "american" in lowercase. Shouldn't it be capitalized? Sorry, such small things irk me sometimes.

"@aarongreenberg: We have not given a date, just November. Any date you see is made up placeholder by retailer, not real."

This is from yesterday regarding that 27th date.

If you pre-ordered XBOX One from Amazon, yesterday you received this:

"Hello,

We have good news! One of your pre-ordered items is now eligible for release date delivery and has been upgraded at no additional charge. Your new delivery estimate is:

"Xbox One Console - Day One Edition"
Estimated arrival date: November 27, 2013

Please visit Your Account (http://www.amazon.com/youraccount) for the most up-to-date delivery information about this order. If there are other items in your order, they'll be shipped according to the delivery estimates listed in the order details in Your Account at no additional cost.

Sincerely,

Customer Service Department
http://www.amazon.com";

It doesn't matter if the hardware is on the market if the interesting games aren't.
Games sells consoles not the hardware by itself.

I assume both Microsoft and Sony are trying to rush the hardware to the market.
What they should focus on however is to have a great line-up of launch titles. That's what's gonna make a difference for consumer adoption.

That holds up for most consumers. Which is why most consumers won't be getting it until one of their musthave titles is released (unlikely to be a launch title).

But we're talking about early adopters here. people with enough cash to buy the latest greatest. In no way does it reflect how the console will sell with the larger audience but its an early indicator that could effect how your console is perceived, So I think it is crucial to be the first on the market. But then again with only a month between both consoles it wont be as important as it was this generation.

Buying the hardware is the most difficult, especially at launch thanks to shortages and the crowd in shops. Not to mention most countries will only get it months later.

Buyin the games, OTOH, is just a few clicks on XBL. So obviously you gotta get the HW ASAP, the SW will follow later.

Neowin has to start looking better. Author is talking BS here. In various brick and mortar shops here in Europe, displays start to appear stating that the PS4 release date is November 13.

See e.g. http://www.best-news.us/news-4...-retailers-speculation.html

Wrt the PS4 camera, things are less clear. Amazon.co.uk/.de and Bol.com both list December 31.

Probably Sony (and Microsoft) are trying to "manage" the demand so not to disappoint people who think they get one at launch date, but will have wait until production is in line with demand.

Amazon also lists the PS4 as releasing on 31 December 2013, which is highly unlikely. So I'm not sure how much of a trusted source Amazon is.

That's the unofficial date "everyone" uses when it's holiday 2013, so when they have changed it away from that, they usually feel sure about the date.

RageOfFury said,
Amazon also lists the PS4 as releasing on 31 December 2013, which is highly unlikely. So I'm not sure how much of a trusted source Amazon is.

Well, as far as the Xbox One goes, MS did say November, so Amazon has to be closer with it's date as far as the XB1 goes compared to their guess on the PS4. Sony hasn't given a month or anything so it could be around the same time as the XB1 in November or it could be in December to.