[Updated] Xbox Series X Release Date Reported Incorrectly by Overseas Websites

Published: March 18, 2020 3:18 PM /


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Update: the website changes that may have hinted at a change in the Xbox Series  X release date is in error according to sources speaking to Geoff Keighley and Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb.

The reason behind the inaccurate change on multiple Xbox websites remains unclear.

Our original story continues below.

The Xbox Series X release date may have just been accidentally revealed, hinting that it might be coming sooner than we think.

If you weren't aware, there is no one "Xbox website." Instead, Microsoft — like many companies — has different versions of the website for different reasons. While this might making updating a chore, it also makes it easier to comply with local languages, laws, and any other regulations.

Anyone who might have been obsessively checking the US Xbox Series X website would not have noticed a change. However, that is because the change has happened on several foreign versions of the XSX website where people may not be looking.

According to @Wario64 on Twitter, the websites for Australia, India, New Zealand, and Singapore all reflect the new date while the US's website is unchanged.

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When is the Xbox Series X Release Date?

If you take a gander at, say, the UK's version of the Xbox Series X website, you'll see that it no longer says "Coming Holiday 2020." Instead, it states what may be the new Xbox Series X release date: Thanksgiving 2020.

The change has been reflected across multiple websites — see this archive of India's website — although the core U.S. website has not yet been updated at the time of writing.

What's unclear if this is some kind of mistake or a quiet, gradual rollout of information for international markets. Spain's site, for example, says "Disponible otoño/inverno de 2020" at the time of writing; this translates to "Fall/Winter 2020", so some international sites have not yet been updated.

It's also unclear is if this is the literal Xbox Series X release date or the release window. Would we be getting it on Thanksgiving 2020 (that's Thursday, November 26) or around that time? Considering that the change has happened on multiple international sites, we may be getting an official announcement soon.

Do you think the Xbox Series X will launch on Thanksgiving? Are you getting the XSX, a PS5, or neither of the two new consoles? Let us know in the comments below!


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