November 20th 2013 8:48 pm PT
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):
6-7 PM: Xbox One sweeps across several European nations- click for details of what the following countries are up to:
- Austria: Facebook, Twitter
- France: Facebook, Twitter
- Germany: Facebook, Twitter
- Spain: Facebook, Twitter
- Ireland: Facebook
- Italy: Facebook, Twitter
- UK: Facebook, Twitter or follow Xbox’s AceyBongos
11pm: Xbox One Countdown to Launch kicks off on SPIKE, SPIKE.com, Xbox Live, Xbox.com and via GameTrailers.com 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!