Xbox Series X may launch on November 6th. A tipster tells me boxes of the new controllers have a do not open date of November 6th on them. These controllers leaked earlier this week https://t.co/oyhlbg2SKo pic.twitter.com/dq096shN7L
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 11, 2020
Further to that, The Verge’s Tom Warren also managed to source an alleged picture of the Xbox Series S controller packaging, which features a sticker noting that the units should not be sold or displayed “before November 6, 2020.” November 6, 2020 is technically a full year prior to November 5, 2021, the warranty end date featured above.
If both of these pictures are legitimate, the evidence suggests that the next-gen lineup of Xbox consoles will launch on November 6, 2020. Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed a November launch window for the Xbox Series X, which gives these leaks some extra credibility.
Confirmed Xbox Series X Games
It’s worth considering, however, that next-gen Xbox peripherals and accessories may launch before the consoles themselves. Previously, a Microsoft Store listing for Yakuza: Like A Dragon noted the game’s launch date as November 13, 2020 – in a separate blog post, Microsoft revealed that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch “day one” on Xbox Series X.
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