With just nine days to go, Microsoft are really building momentum heading into the worldwide launch, albeit only 13 countries, of Xbox One on November 22nd.
Over 10,000 retailers will open at midnight in those 13 countries to sell Xbox Ones to fans to begin their next-generation festivities.
Launch night officially kicks off in New Zealand where, in partnership with EB Games, Xbox will throw a massive Midnight Madness event at Shed 10 in Auckland for fans, partners and press to play Xbox One launch titles, enjoy music and DJ sets and enter to win an Xbox One. Shortly after, Australia will light up the iconic Sydney Harbour for the launch of Xbox One. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as a backdrop, Xbox will host a midnight event to celebrate with fans.
As launch night continues across the global, some of the world’s most iconic cities will be transformed to celebrate the launch of Xbox One. In Europe, gamers, fans and YouTubers alike will gather in Central Paris and Berlin respectively to experience the Xbox One launch line-up. Skin and Emis Killa will help usher in the new generation at an exclusive launch event in Italy, in partnership with MTV, and fans in Spain can play Xbox One games in Madrid’s Colon Square. The UK will celebrate the launch of Xbox One in Central London at an event featuring many surprise performances, celebrity appearances and gameplay. After the live event, attention turns to Area One in London where fans can play Xbox One games while waiting for a special midnight store opening. Other landmark events are planned in Austria and Ireland counting down to midnight and drawing celebrations with friends, partners and the loyal Xbox community.
So who’s heading out to get an Xbox One at midnight on November 22nd?