Xbox One to release ahead of PS4?
Rumours suggest that Microsoft's Xbox One could beat Sony's console to market...
Coming via Kotaku is leaked news that the Xbox One will be released a few days before the PlayStation 4, on November 8. According to what appears to be a leaked internal retail document that details midnight launches of the unit at US retail giant Walmart, the console will arrive a week before Sony's unit in the US.
The leak supposedly comes from a marketing company working for Walmart and hired to produce signage for the event. The document details midnight launches of various titles, all of which are apparently confirmed. Such titles include Madden, GTA V, Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Of particular interest is the line that reads 'Xbox 1 Console'. This is listed as midnight, Friday November 8 2013, but is the only event not confirmed. The next entry is for the PS4 on Friday November 15 at midnight.
If the Xbox One does launch before the PS4, we'll see how successful Microsoft's reworking of the unit has fared, and if a week's grace can help further lessen the gap between it and Sony's unit.
Microsoft also recently announced a limited edition white Xbox One, but this won't see store shelves. Instead, the unit is being gifted to Microsoft employees and it includes a white console, a year of Xbox Live, all first party launch day games and a special achievement. Not a bad bonus for all that hard work, eh?
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