IGN.com is now reporting that Microsoft plans to release the Xbox 360 on Friday, November 25. That’s the day after Thanksgiving. It was originally thought the system would be released around November 4, but it looks like they want to give game developers a little more time to finish tweaking some software title.
My thought is that this date is the best date they could possibly choose. People are already insane when it comes to shopping then and retailers generally have massive sales and open their doors early. I think Microsoft could hit a jackpot by releasing the hottest system on the biggest shopping day of the year. If this story turns out to be true, I think Microsoft did something right. Now if they could just get the brains that work on Xbox to help the Windows OS people . . .