The Xbox One is launching in just 8 days. It’s shaping up to be a device that’s in position to transform your living room and become the center of entertainment for all your content in the Microsoft ecosystem. You’re also getting the chance to see Macklemore or Deadmau5 if you’re lucky enough to be in either Los Angeles or New York for launch events. Details below.
Don’t find yourself in LA or NYC? Don’t worry, there’s over 10,000 retail locations in 13 countries that open their doors at 12:01 AM on the 22nd for the launch of the Xbox One. So be sure to check out your local events. There will be a live broadcast of events from around the world on Spike TV, Xbox.com, and on Xbox Live starting at 11:00 PM EST. But Microsoft is planning on having premier global launch events in the following cities:
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- Sao Paulo
Like we said earlier, if you find yourself in either LA or NYC prepare to have your mind blown. In New York City you’ll see zombies, Roman soldiers and supercars at the Best Buy Theater. The first 1,000 people who line up outside the Best Buy Theater in Times Square who purchase an Xbox One or Xbox One game will get a special in-person concert with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Los Angeles is getting a similar event. Milk Studios (where Microsoft announced the Surface in 2012) will play host to electronic sensation Deadmau5. Milk Studios is a smaller venue, so it’ll instead be the first 500 people who purchase an Xbox One or Xbox One game that get the concert with him. Throughout the day in LA you’re also getting gameplay stations like in NYC where you can enjoy Forza, Ryse, Killer Instinct and more.
You need to be at least eighteen years old for both the LA and NYC events. Pre-purchase starts at 8:00 AM in NYC and 10:00 AM in LA. More details at the source below.
Find yourself in New Zealand or Australia? There’s going to be a massive launch event at Shed 10 in Auckland for Xbox One fans. While in Sydney you’ll see the Opera House and harbor light up to celebrate the Xbox One launch.
Feeling left out? Don’t worry since Microsoft has partnered with tons of retails partners like Best Buy, EB Games, FNAC, Gameans, GameStop, Media Market, Sam’s Club, Saturn GAME and Tesco to help kick off the Xbox One around the world. You’ll see prizes and free giveaways at those retail locations near you.
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