By announcing an official launch date of November 15 for the PlayStation 4, Sony fired the opening salvo in the next-gen console war. However, if things go according to play for Microsoft, it could have a one-week jump on the competition.
Various retailer sources indicated to Kotaku that Microsoft is looking to launch the Xbox One console on November 8, a full week ahead of the PlayStation 4. Now Kotaku says a source close to Microsoft said this won’t be the case, that the console will launch later in November. Microsoft would no doubt like an advantage over its competition since Sony “stole the show” a few months back at E3, and has a $100 price advantage as well.
Once Microsoft confirms the launch details for the system – as well as any possible bonus games included in the package (like Europe getting FIFA 14), we’ll have all the details here.