View Full Version : Xbox 360 Launch Dates Confirmed

09-15-2005, 09:18 AM

Right off, the US launch date. The Xbox 360 will arrive Tuesday, November 22, just two days ahead of Thanksgiving. Surprisingly enough, the company's keeping on track with their worldwide roll out; the machine will hit Europe on December 2, Japan on December 11.

Microsoft's also announcing at the conference that right at this very moment, Xbox 360s are already in production to meet the worldwide demand during the holiday season. We still don't know what to expect in terms of launch numbers, but don't look for those specifics until closer to launch, maybe even at X05.

Flextronics International Ltd., Wistron Corp. and Celestica Inc. make the consoles, and production probably started in mid- August, Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities in Los Angeles, said. He estimates Microsoft will have about 1.5 million units to sell when the Xbox is released in USA. He expected 500,000-700,000 consoles ready in Europe. He had no estimates for Japan.
"If they deliver fewer than 2 million in the U.S. and Europe combined, they will be sold out in two days," he said. "After that, they will be able to produce about 150,000 a week for the first few weeks, so they'll be sold out for a long time."

Hooray :D

09-15-2005, 09:20 AM
What are the games that are going to be released with this?

09-15-2005, 09:26 AM
I know that Perfect Dark Zero and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are launch titles, as well as the only ones I care about right now :D

09-15-2005, 09:26 AM
Um, what if it delays like the first Xbox? Anyway, still good news. And you beat me to it :p

09-15-2005, 09:28 AM

I mean, that would suck, but it would be good also, I would be able to get more money for 360.

09-15-2005, 12:15 PM
Actually, Oblivion is no longer confirmed as a launch title. No one is truly sure of when it is going to be released.

Boba Rhett
09-15-2005, 02:39 PM
Don't you know you never should buy a console at launch? :xp:

What's the deal with Oblivion? Does it look like it's going to be pushed back very far?

09-15-2005, 04:58 PM
All we really now at this point in time is that it will be released on or before December 25th, 2005. It may be a launch, and it may not. No one is really sure, but it has been looking like it won't be a 1st day title.

ET Warrior
09-15-2005, 05:08 PM
If it comes out within like, 3 months of console launch it's still considered a launch title....

09-15-2005, 05:29 PM

ET Warrior
09-15-2005, 06:07 PM
You said it wasn't a launch title, it'd release about a month after the 360. That still makes it technically a launch title. I was clarifying.

09-15-2005, 06:18 PM

09-15-2005, 07:40 PM
Good news. Now I just need to wait for a price drop...

09-16-2005, 09:48 AM

Still buyin it first day for PDZ though >.> <.<