After Sony announced the Playstation 4 launch date, many wondered how Microsoft would respond. Would it release a week before the PS4? 2 weeks before? Many believed that Microsoft would take an advantage and release their console before the PS4, well that seems to be a half-truth. Microsoft announced the Xbox One would launch in America, Canada, and 11 other countries on November 22, one week after the PS4 launch in America but a week before the PS4 launch in Europe.
A surprising move by Microsoft to not take advantage of prior knowledge of Sony’s release date and launch before it here an America. However one week will not make a huge difference if any at all. And with many preorders for both systems sold out in many places, I think the date will play little into how many units are sold. November marks the beginning of the new generation of video games. Have you decided which system you will get?