November 20th 2013 8:48 pm PT

Join Us for Xbox One Launch Day

Xbox One launch day is upon us! With more than 10,000 retail locations in 13 countries opening their doors at 12:01 a.m. on November 22nd, there’s a good chance something is going on near you.

Want to join us? Here’s the what, where, and when – worldwide (All times Eastern):

6am: New Zealand becomes the 1st territory to launch Xbox One (lucky!) Join the official launch party at Shed 10, and follow Xbox New Zealand on Facebook and Twitter.

8am: Australia is the 2nd nation to embrace Xbox One. Chat about the launch on Xbox Australia’s Facebook page or follow along on Twitter.

Coming soon to Leicester Square

6-7 PM: Xbox One sweeps across several European nations- click for details of what the following countries are up to:

9pm: Xbox One lands in South America, as Brazil is the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to welcome Xbox One. Bem-vindos! (Xbox Brasil Facebook, Twitter)

11pm: Xbox One Countdown to Launch kicks off on SPIKE,, Xbox Live, and via and the GameTrailers app. Watch launch festivities from Times Square and Los Angeles, and enjoy a live performance from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Midnight-3am: Xbox One launches in North America (Canada, Mexico, USA)! Join one of the thousands of midnight launch events taking place, including at every Microsoft store in North America. Additionally, select locations will hold a Killer Instinct Tournament during launch, so arrive ready to rumble.

In the U.S., the ultimate midnight celebration will take place in Times Square in New York City. The world of Xbox One will come to life as zombies, Roman soldiers and supercars converge on the Best Buy Theater, where awaiting fans will be among the first in America to receive their consoles and countdown to midnight with great games, entertainment and special surprises. This is also place to come if you didn’t pre-order; we’ve got a couple thousand Xbox One systems for sale!

On the west coast, Xbox fans in Los Angeles are invited to make history at Milk Studios, which will be transformed into a gamer haven, with gameplay stations for Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, and other Xbox One game titles. Fans will countdown to midnight amidst killer games, entertainment and special surprises. The first 500 people to purchase an Xbox One or Xbox One game will enjoy an exclusive concert with deadmau5.

Saturday, November 23: A number of Microsoft Stores are holding Sports Star Challenges with local sports legends, and Major Nelson crowns the Killer Instinct Grand Champion at the grand opening of the Jacksonville store.

The era of Xbox One is nearly here. Join us to launch it in style!


Events, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • fastharryDOTcom

    if you use the HDMI pass through does anyone know if you can still watch TV with the xbox off or in a low power state?…in other words, does the xbox have to be full on every time I turn the tv on?

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      read instructions. doesn’t anyone do that anymore?

      • fastharryDOTcom

        I didn’t want to open the sealed box before I knew that answer…

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          ahhh i see your point.

          • fastharryDOTcom

            too late now, LOL..after reading reports of bad disc drives…and with my history of buying bad stuff when new..and figuring if it is bad I will have to wait for my GS to get another ONE in 2 weeks…..I had some guy off CK offer me 750 in cash…and I took it…

            Think I will wait a few weeks and see how everything pans out..

          • Liquidfx Xboxdude

            lol yeah its hard to pass up $250. I almost sold mine 2 but I got lucky and was able to get 2 more a couple of days ago thanks to amazon. made a little over $500 so basically I got a free x1.

          • fastharryDOTcom

            I have a friends who is going to let me keep half the profit for taking time to sell his Amazon unit….so that will work out…and my GS already knows to hold the next unit for me so I should be good to go in a couple of weeks…..

      • evilfangs .

        Instructions are way too small. Only thing I could see was the setup with the pictures.

    • Jason

      I won’t have mine until this afternoon, but I am interested in this myself.


      Not working for me. Turn off xbox, and off goes the TV feed. Hope they fix this with an update.

      • fastharryDOTcom

        thats no good….who wants to crank everything up for 5 minutes of watching TV?…

  • rkm80

    Got mine last night and everything went off without a hitch. The only time I got worried was right after the update finished installing and the big green “Xbox One” screen popped up. It seemed to stick around forever…but finally the dashboard loaded and it has been a breeze to use. Best of luck to all of you getting yours today! I’m sure you’ll be fine.

    • evilfangs .

      Yea that’s because it was booting up. Mine took forever and it will take a long while if you boot your X1 up from energy saving mode. It boots up fast if you have the option for instant on.

  • Steve

    Anyone else try downloading ghosts, and have it stop at 44%. It’s been downloading all night and won’t move.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      nope. just you.

    • evilfangs .

      I haven’t got Ghosts but I have installed three games from disc fine and installed KI and Fifa 14 over the internet fine too.

      Might be the game?

  • Timothy Hames

    Congrats on the Launch Xbox 1 Team

    Heres to a new Generation of Gaming.

  • Arcona

    Noticed no option for DD over HDMI. Although my stupid TV passes DD through the HDMI to its optical out, but blocks DTS for some reason. So could only do Stereo. but hey DTS is higher bitrate anyway, so I’ve just plugged my PS3’s optical lead into my X1 instead and set it to DTS over optical. Will have to set the PS3 to DD only, over HDMI instead now.

  • xbox_gamer

    I didn’t see Sony congrat Ms like Ms did Sony. Am I correct or missed it?


      And I don’t see anyone caring.,….

      • xbox_gamer

        And why reply dummy

        • Shawn Springer

          Actually, why congratulate MS??? The thing about it is that MS failed on all levels. Even now when you play your UPSCALLED game because NOT enough cloud computing can render the games at 1080p, all the games are now being released at 720p, 900.. What lies ahead in 3 years when more sophisticated games come out?? ITs already out dated. FAIL.

          • roozbeh, again

            As if the ps4 isn’t outdated already either.

          • Kravex

            Turn 10 released a game at 1080p, so if others didn’t what’s that go to do with MS?
            You think every game on both consoles will be 1080p and 60fps? If you do you need a reality check.

    • Jason

      It happened. You missed it.

    • Monstrous Tard

      https://twitter com/PlayStation/statuses/403870577531682817

  • Steve

    Call of Duty Ghosts downloads then restarts!!

  • evilfangs .

    Anyone noticed that the “arcade” downloadable games are actually £15.99 instead of £15? That means we have to buy the £20 gift card as a £15 isn’t enough.

  • Nathanzz

    It’s here! And the update is downloading very snappily.
    That Kinect cable is even more woefully inadequate than I had thought it would be, though. Eagerly awaiting word from Microsoft that extension cables are in the works and will be available soon.
    TV clips are also very hard to find at the moment, though the cable renders that point moot for now.

  • Shawn Springer

    I havent gotten ANY answers from MS support or any info. WHY is the games not able to render at 1080p??? I cant just blow 500 down for the console, 60 for extra remote, 60 for a game just to have LOW substandard gaming console. All the games I keep reading about are now below the output at 1080p except FORZA but isnt the cloud suppose to give the xbox one all this POWER to do basic task?? You focused on making it a home gimmick then a gaming machine. Put bells and whistles to take our eyes away from what really matters. I am going to enjoy buying a PS4 and have 1080p NATIVE games. If you cant do that at launch, then what hope is for you 5 years from now??? Soon as the fanboys buy it up like Nintendo, then your going to have stagnant sales. Even the digital downloads are HIGH in prices. No savings what so ever. You cut out the middle man, you cut out delivery, shipping, manufacturing cost and then cant pass savings down?? Then a report on voiding warranty if we try to swap out the hard drive???? So its going to have to be high price hard drive add on later?

  • GmailIsDown

    so i bought Forza 5 and Ryse digitally. i don’t see my Day One bonuses…

  • Kieran

    I thought a USB wire is meant to come with the controller. To plug it in for wired play?

    • GmailIsDown

      i tried to plugin a USB-mini (or micro? anyway they fit) USB cable to the controller and the controller to the USB port of my laptop. the control flashed for a few seconds and turned itself off.

  • xbox_gamer

    Stil waiting until next year. For now playing games that don’t freeze or need patches, and aren’t the same thing over and over-Link between worlds 3ds and mario 3d wiiu and wiiu fit which finally uses the Camera. Ms has said updated newer xbox1 coming next spring. Then I get one

  • DavidinCT

    Xbox one does not support 1080i ? Really ? The Xbox one does not work on my primary TV, This sucks, please fix this as ASAP…

    • GmailIsDown

      it works on my 1080i TV, in 720p. but the picture is too big to fit on my tv screen, regardless of how i calibrate my tv. it does not matter in most games and apps but it is an annoyance that i cannot see some portion of the screen.

      • DavidinCT

        At least you get in HD and a picture. I have a $531 paperweight and Microsoft Xbox support is helpless here. Yep, I get sound in 5.1 great !!

        I just want to use my Xbox one on my HD tv…how hard is this, even the PS4 supports 1080i out of the box…

        • GmailIsDown

          I remember I had similar issue when I first set up my 360 slim a few years back when I switched from using component cable to HDMI. I got no picture because the 360 automatically assumed 1080p when it detected HDMI. I had to hook it up with a compatible tv/monitor, go to the settings to change resolution to 1080i, and then bring it back to my tv.

          on Xbox one I cannot seem to adjust resolution at all. It just says 720p in the console settings.

          • DavidinCT

            Yea, there is HDMI (auto) setting, It will try to find the EDID of the Monitor being used (this what tells the device what the monitor supports) or you can set it to HDMI and select the type of monitor you want to use.

            The Xbox one does not support 1080i in any of it’s settings. Sad to say, it does not work at all on my TV.

            I wish they would adress or fix this ASAP. It’s wrong for Microsoft not to support the a US NTSC HD standard format.

            This really sucks, I have a $500 console that I have been dying to get only to see it DOES NOT WORK WITH MY HD TV.

  • semtek007

    Congrats on the launch… Now, how about putting out some official news about when the Xbox One launches in the rest of the world. I live in the Netherlands and have no clue when I can expect the Xbox One to arrive.