Xbox Series X could launch on November 6

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Xbox Series X Vent (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's flagship next-generation console.
  • The cheaper entry, Xbox Series S, remains all-but-confirmed.
  • Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox Series X is scheduled to launch at some point in November.
  • Listings on some Xbox Series X controller boxes point to a possible Nov. 6 launch date.

Earlier today, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Series X is scheduled to launch at some point in November, narrowing down further from the vague "Holiday 2020" that had been present beforehand. Going beyond that, we may now have an exact date of Nov. 6, though this requires a little digging.

The Xbox Series X is likely not the only console Microsoft is launching in the holiday season. Rumors have long persisted of a cheaper and weaker next-generation entry codenamed Project Lockhart. Leaked box descriptions for a Robot White Xbox Series X controller mention compatibility with Xbox Series S make this console all-but-confirmed.

Now, according to Tom Warren at The Verge, the boxes for these controllers have stickers that say "Do not sell or display before November 6." It's possible this is a placeholder date but it's also possible this is the exact day the new Xbox consoles will go on sale.

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We'll be sure to provide an update whenever we get an official announcement. While Halo Infinite was originally positioned as the premiere launch title for the next generation of Xbox, it has been delayed to some point in 2021 due to the global pandemic and work-from-home impacting the development cycle.

The Xbox Series X launch lineup will now consist of titles like Gears Tactics and The Medium, with the obvious addition of third-party titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • My wallet is ready.
  • Mine not yet. But by November 6 it will probably be.
  • Is it messed up that the only thing I care about on the series X is if I can turn the green light off? I really want that system but I will not buy it if I can't turn that green light off. I will just have to keep using my one x.
  • I dislike it too. But sadly, it isn't a light, it's an internal paint. Ugly, I know.
  • It's your choice of course, but people don't buy consoles as an art piece to be started at lol.
  • It's not a light, as was noted. If you think the light is a problem, then no worries. If you just hate the color, you could PROBABLY either open the case and paint it or get a small brush of a matching (or similar enough) color and paint over it.
  • Well, hard to care now that their only launch game is now delayed by at least 2 months, if not significantly more.
  • If you care about a first party launch title, then yes. I only care about Cyberpunk come November through hopefully March. 😜
  • Why is weaker your choice of word to describe the lower cost console? Sounds biased...
  • Call of the Sea, Tetris Effect Connected, The Ascent, The Falconeer and Yakuza: Like a Dragon appear to also be in the launch lineup.
  • Get the pre-orders open. I'm ready to order.