The Xbox One is set to hit UK stores on 29 November according to one retailer. Which retailer? It’s called Toys ‘R’ Us. Toys ‘R’ Us. Toys ‘R’ Us!
Now that I’ve got that out of my system, it seems that the kiddie toy heaven has the inside track on the new console release dates, becoming the first to offer up a precise UK launch date for Microsoft’s next gen machine.
Toys ‘R’ Us’s 29 November Xbox One release date suggests that the console will have two weeks advantage over its Sony rival the PlayStation 4, with the retailer suggesting that console will launch on 13 December.
It’s an advantage Microsoft may well need if they are to come out on top of the Christmas console war. Though the playing field between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is starting to level out, Microsoft suffered a horrendous backlash based on used-game an internet requirement policies that the Xbox One initially was to support, policies the company have since been forced to backtrack on.
Of course, there’s still no official word from Microsoft nor Sony on the release dates, so take them with a pinch of salt. If you’re looking to guarantee yourself one of the consoles on launch day, you’d best consider pre-ordering them, as console launches always seem to fall foul of stock shortages. Toys ‘R’ Us have the Xbox One up for grabs at £420, while the PlayStation 4 will cost you £340.