Xbox Series X release date possibly revealed

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With both the Xbox Series X and the PS5 announcing an incredible amount of detail about the inner workings of their new and shiny consoles, it's a good time to start wondering about release dates.

Now, we don't mean release windows; we know that the consoles are supposed to launch in the last quarter of this year. Instead, we're talking about cold hard release dates.

The kind that you can mark on your calendar and start counting down to.

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Well, according to Game Rant, the Xbox site actually displayed a Thanksgiving release date for the upcoming Xbox Series X.

And if you were wondering, Thanksgiving will take place on Thursday 26th November 2020 - this could well be our Xbox Series X release date.

This information was only up for a small while though, and it's since been changed to Holiday 2020.

While it was only temporary, it's highly likely that there is a kernel of truth in there somewhere. In fact, it would make perfect sense as a release date.

Given that you ideally want to release things a little bit before the full-on Christmas holidays actually hit, Thanksgiving is a good shout.

It's just long enough before Christmas that if stock runs out, you could hypothetically get another wave of consoles out there for the people who are more excited because their friends own the new console.

This means that you can get a lot more consoles out there and enjoy the constant wave of hype all the way into the new year.

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Of course, things are a little different at the moment because of coronavirus. There are already talks of potential hardware shortages because of production lines being hit by this pandemic.

It's hardly the most pressing issue in the scheme of things, but it still sucks for those who are desperate for the new console.

Ultimately if people aren't going to work, then these devices simply won't be produced. Of course, the Thanksgiving date could still be hit, even if it means something of a shortage initially.

That being said, the official line on this from Larry Hryb is "An Xbox product page in some regions inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020.

We are committed to launching Holiday 2020". This means that officially, the Thanksgiving thing is an error, but realistically it's an odd error to have.

It could be that Microsoft is hoping to get the jump on Sony by releasing earlier, but there's no way of knowing this for sure until we actually get to the end of the year.

The next real question is just how much these Xbox Series X is going to cost, fingers crossed we can find out soon.

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