Microsoft confirms November 22 Xbox 360 launch

— 1:52 AM on September 15, 2005

Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox 360's official release date.

In an announcement at the Tokyo Game Show, the company said the new Xbox--Microsoft's entrant in the next-generation console wars--would hit store shelves in North America on Nov. 22, in Europe on Dec. 2 and in Japan on Dec. 10. The company clearly wanted to take advantage of the holiday shopping rush just before and after Thanksgiving in the United States.
With recent surveys showing that less than 6% of Japanese gamers are interested in the Xbox 360, it's no wonder the Japanese launch follows the North American release by nearly three weeks.
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