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, 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!

 

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  • GmailIsDown

    can’t believe i’ll get it in two days!

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    • Jeff Rubenstein

      Believe!

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  • KnoxSe7eN

    I have to wait on shipping. Going to drive me crazy not getting it on launch day.

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  • Alex

    Cannot Wait!!!

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  • Seth Parmer

    Oh my god it’s almost hear! I’ve had mine reserved since day one! CANNOT WAIT!

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  • Andrew Anthem

    glad to see there is no negativity on the DB!
    I cant wait for my day one edition to land! great time to be a gamer!

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    • Ivanx360xpira

      whats DB?

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  • SeNiLe911

    Kinect Wait!!!

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    • roozbeh, again

      Cheeky…

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  • roozbeh, again

    Whats with the spanish stuff on Steven Gerrard?

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    • Ivanx360xpira

      Not spanish, it´s portuguese “This is an invite”…

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      • roozbeh, again

        Sorry, my linguistic skills are not up to speed

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      • Ivanx360xpira

        No problem :)!

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  • Timothy Shilleto

    8 hours 8 minutes to go here in Australia

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  • Роман

    What about Russia?

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    • slasaru

      April or so

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    • fastharryDOTcom

      no love for the commies…

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      • roozbeh, again

        Still living in the 60’s?

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      • Dylan

        *late 80’s

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      • roozbeh, again

        *60’s to late 80’s/ early 90’s to be exact

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        nope….no love for their Azerbaijan neighbors and all countries south either…

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      • Ivanx360xpira

        Nothing to do unless laugh of your ignorance…HA HA HA.

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      • Dylan

        Let it be known to others on this blog that a lot of us Americans are *not* this ignorant or xenophobic.

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        sure they are..they are all over FB…Keep living in your dream world thinking PUTIN is not arming the people that attacked your country,,,,

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      • roozbeh, again

        America also tried kill itself as well, your point of holding a grudge is just wrong

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      • roozbeh, again

        I’m living in one of those countries you know

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      • Роман

        This message is not about love, but about XBOX team, who forget largest market in Europe.

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  • Joshua Guss

    Less than 24 hours for the XBOX (W)ON(E)

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  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    I haven’t been this happy in well over a year. It’s been an awful few months and this is going to help a lot. I can’t wait. I have to wait till sometime Friday to get mine though, hopefully early afternoon. First thing I’m doing is following Major Nelson on Xbox Live.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      sorry to hear you been having troubles. hope everything starts going well.

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    • Nick Peck

      Yah I hear ya, life can be a mess at times lol…. Good luck and enjoy!

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  • slasaru

    I ordered it from another country. So have to wait for one or two months (((
    Then i have to migrate to another account, may be UK. Hope i will be able to buy games from the UK store…

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    • HGamer

      Rumor says (according to a so-called “leaked document” on the web) console’s locale setting will determine which marketplace you go to, and you can freely change your console’s locale anytime. If that’s true, you don’t need to change your account.

      Still, you will need a valid payment method for the marketplace you choose.

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      • Ivanx360xpira

        It´s something like the way Nokia phones work (i personally love it)…if it is true, then it´ll be amazing…but I take that with a grain of salt!

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      • roozbeh, again

        Brilliant, hopefully it will fix all the region lock bull that is on the Xbox 360

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  • Anonymous

    This is so sad.

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    • Guest

      You’re the one who’s sad. $0N¥ pauperbot! SWAT.

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      • Anonymous

        Oh shut up kid and qut sucking Microsoft’s p3nis.

        I prefer the Xbox 360 over all consoles so quit thinking that just because I find this sad, I’m a Sony fanboy. I’m not a Sony fan nor a Microsoft fan.

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  • evilfangs .

    So excited, I can’t wait.

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  • Steve Of The O

    Good Luck! I’m waiting on the UK 29th launch for a PS4 but hoping for a smooth Xbox One launch. Hope you all enjoy!

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  • HGamer

    I want to join. But X1 is not launching in my region yet…….😦

    Hope MS can announce the launch date of Asia ASAP.

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  • IntenSePinda

    Still can’t believe u guys skipped The Netherlands. Sigh.

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    • Steve Of The O

      *Cough* Sony didn’t *cough* lol

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    paid off…have first order at my local gamestop…Traded in my 360 and have been gameless for 5 days….Gonna pick up tonight at Midnite launch and set it up tomorrow…..

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    • Nick Peck

      Enjoy it!! I’m nervous that my online order will get messed up and mine won’t show up tomorrow lol.

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    • evilfangs .

      Paid off my console and games today too, £551😛

      Just waiting now to pick it up at midnight.

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    and stay there for me to pick up. i don’t want some ups guy pretending to be Jordan with my packages.

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    • Nick Peck

      Yah no kidding, that always worries me when I’m awaiting fragile packages lol.

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      • Jason

        Thankfully, my UPS carriers come late in the afternoon after I get home from work. I am going to sit outside and wait for them because they no longer ring doorbells or knock anymore. Cannot wait. Hopefully, Amazon packages the XB1 better than they did with my PS4.

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    • baconcheeswhiz89

      lol that was funny

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    • Dylan

      Ever seen the beginning of Ace Ventura where he delivers a package?

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  • Nate Welles

    Lol Ryse reviews are awful, no surprise there (but you fanboys will say “oh but im gonna enjoy it anyway” which is the same argument PS4 users could use for the low scoring games, but you guys are ignorant and cant accept that), lococycle has horrible reviews, so does Crimson Dragon and most of the games have microtransactions. Lol nice.

    For those of you who are buying the console not just because it has *Microsoft* on the packaging, enjoy your launch and hope everything runs smoother than PS4’s.

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    • A. J.

      Let’s compare exclusives.

      Xbox AAA ($60) game metacritic scores:
      Forza 5 – 8.2
      Dead Rising 3 – 7.8
      Ryse – 6.1

      PS4 AAA ($60) game metacritic scores:
      Killzone – 7.3
      Knack – 5.6

      In addition, Killzone is overshadowed by COD: Ghosts (7.8) and Battlefield 4 (8.7). Forza has some competition with Need for Speed, but they look to be on par.

      So if this trend continues, PS4 is better for low end games (>$25) and the X1 is better for AAA ($60) games.

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      • Steve Of The O

        Critically though it seems that cross platform games will run better on PS4. A boast the 360 used to have over PS3. Time will tell I suppose though, as a launch can’t be considered a trend really

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    • fastharryDOTcom

      I think on a first wave game…I am glad to see words like “stunning visage” in a review…..The gameplay will be here in 6 months…

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    • Ivanx360xpira

      whats your point?we all know Ryse wouldn´t get high scores, since it´s reveal critics were bashing the game…I think you’re smoking to much “knack”!

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        i have already sold knack. that game was garbage to me but my friend likes it. its all relative i guess.

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    • Nathanzz

      The Xbox One and PS4 are both incomplete systems waiting for updates to fulfill their potential. Their launch games are abbreviated or compromised titles rushed to meet a deadline. The best games available on next-gen can be played today on current gen with a slight decrease in fidelity, but smoother framerates and more online competition. Getting one of these systems at launch is to pay the most for the least complete experience, but that’s the downside of being an early adopter. What else are you going to do? Buy a Wii U?

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    • Jason

      I’m not quite sure you have a grasp on what “awful” means…
      I have watched IGN’s review of Ryse and they gave it a 6.8 out of 10. That isn’t awful, that is above average. The PS4 games weren’t low scores either. They were average and above average. As a gamer I would love every game to be 10/10 but this whole notion that an average game is a bad game is nothing more than the result of this whole my system and its games are better than your system and its games. Average games are still fun and interesting no matter which system they are for.

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    • roozbeh, again

      Just stop. Those that were ignorant will remain so. Nothing will change the mind of a mindless fanboy.

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    • Achtlos

      Ryse is fun… the install time for these games is looong.

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  • Nathanzz

    We need a way to schedule midnight deliveries from UPS.

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  • Fearhimself

    I wish this was a joke or spam. But this is my life.

    I’ve been fighting a Meningioma, a brain tumor for the past 3years now. Been in a wheelchair since 2010.

    I had surgery in 2010, but part of the tumor is inoperable. I’ve had radiation to shrink it. It’s still there. I’ve been getting physically weaker over the years. I’ve had about 7 surgeries now. My tumor lead me to get Meningitis, which lead into Syringomyelia. All in three Years!

    Throughout my sickness, besides my beautiful fiancée. My art and xbox was what kept my mind off of the things going on.

    I lost my ability to play video games about 1.5 years ago. And in May, I lost my ability to use my laptop to draw. The 2 things I grew up doing, and was my “therapy” I cannot do anymore.

    Though I can’t play, I continue to follow the gaming community. I am both sadden and ecstatic about the Xbox 1 launch. Sad, because I can’t play video games, and probably won’t be gaming for sometime… But, happy to see the new console! And to know Killer Instinct is back!!

    To everyone getting an Xbox 1 on launch or later. Enjoy yourselves, have fun. Get an achievement for me.

    To Microsoft and company. Congrats and good luck on November 22nd. Thank you for the good times. Hope to see you soon. GamerTag- Fear Himself

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    • Jeremy Mattsen

      Who would down vote this? In my mind I am trying to figure out how to get him an Xbox One and others down vote him? Sad time we live in.

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      • ZeRoLiMiT

        I think because a lot of people think its fake.

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      • Jeremy Mattsen

        Maybe… I suppose I like to give the benefit of the doubt.

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      • Fearhimself

        Well guess what. It’s the truth. I know it sounds far fetched, but this is my life. I wish it were a scam. I just want to somehow help others appreciate small things.

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      • Anonymous

        There’s a very high chance he’s faking it because his parents aren’t buying him the console.

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      • Fearhimself

        I don’t fault you for not believing me, but to stoop as low as you did, too infers that I would do this because my parents would buy me a console? I’m 31 years old. I’d rather feel like an idiot to believe in something heartfelt and it turned out to be a scam. Then be abrasive towards someone, and it turns out to be the truth.

        You do not have to believe my words. But please, do not add negative opinions.

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      • Timothy Hames

        Some people just vote down things without even reading them or just to get a reaction like the one you just had.

        Pay it no attention

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    • http://www.mainstreetchatham.com/ JimmyFal

      Some folks think that skydiving, or seeing the world and all that other kind of stuff is what needs to be experienced in life. But after having done quite a bit myself, it is the simple things that matter the most. Great luck to you in your challenge.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      made me tear up. sorry to hear that man. I don’t now if you believe in God but I do and so the best thing I can do it pray for you. sounds cliché but that is all I can do. never give up. awesome gamer tag too.

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      • Fearhimself

        Thank you. Any help is appreciated.

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  • xbox_gamer

    Cool. Instagram and candy crush saga on windows phones

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  • Bv8360

    Shame the launch failed in Australia, unable to download the update for over two hours now. Not bad, a $600 paperweight. Disappointed

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    • Timothy Shilleto

      i just download it fine

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      • Bv8360

        POS!

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    • Achtlos

      Any luck now? I had no problems but it did have a dubious pause for 2 mins on the green ‘xbox one’ logo screen after downloading the update. Day one is hours and hours of installs. NO apps are installed out of the box. Apps don’t download while games are ripping… so lots of waiting

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      watch out. if you say anything bad about the x1 the trolls will eat you for lunch.

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  • Mik3t

    i cant seem to get an answer from anyone is the london event live streamed (its looks spectacular but i am 3 hours away)?

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