Is Microsoft releasing the Xbox One on Black Friday?

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Black Friday isn’t a thing anywhere but in the United States but have no doubt it’s a massive deal over there. Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving in America. Yeah it follows directly on from the day where all Americans get together to be thankful for everything they have, then proceed to rush out and buy even more stuff that they obviously need so badly.

Capitalist hypocrisy aside, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year with the estimated earnings for last years event sitting at an incredible $59.1 billion dollars spent. According to reports 247 million shoppers descended on the retail stores last year which is mind blowing when you think that America only has 313 million people in total.

So maybe it’s a little surprising that no one has tried to release a console on this day before since you know the stores will be getting a ton of foot traffic at this time.

Well according to Amazon it looks like Microsoft is going to test this theory this year by releasing the Xbox One two days before Black Friday allowing the hard core gamers to get their consoles on the Wednesday before the hordes descend on the Friday.

And while this listing by Amazon may in fact be a mistake it has also been confirmed by an Amazon sales rep via an online chat as can be seen below.

Read  Xbox and PlayStation are having massive game sales this week


Dualshockers have also noted that it’s not only the console with the date but also the Xbox One peripherals and launch titles.


I can see Microsoft planning a release like this so don’t be surprised if this is the official date.

Side note, it’s my wife’s birthday on the 27th so if anyone wants to send her an Xbox One to say happy birthday I’m sure she will be very happy.

Last Updated: August 30, 2013

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Gavin Mannion

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  • Maverick

    OMG… You can save 3 cents on Forza 5… Epic Fail.

  • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    Black Friday?

    • Jonah Cash

      Why would you do that to me? I actually watched the whole thing hoping it would get better…. It didn’t!!

      • RinceThisNintypoo

        Fuck man! Where have you been for the past 2 years? In a cave? Rebecca Black who also goes by the name of Satan, has been bleeding peoples ears all over the world!

        • Jonah Cash

          I try and avoid all links except on this site!!! But this one just kicked me in the teeth!!

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            You should especially avoid links on this site 😛

          • Jonah Cash

            Yes but some of the Gifs just don’t want to show so you have to open in new tab…. Maybe I should just avoid all youtube vids with young girls in them…. Oh wait a second….

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)
          • RinceThisNintypoo

            Dude, you went there, YOU WENT THERE!

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            You can’t say that I didn’t warn you!

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Playa hatas! This is some fine autotuned music! Worthy of the annals of music history!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Did you mean to say “annals” or is the double “n” a typo? 😉

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)


          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            Annals (Latin ann?lis, yearly from annus, a year) are a concise form of historical representation which record events chronologically, year by year… 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’ll make a note of that in my diary 😀

          • RinceThisNintypoo

            Oh trust me, she is in there matey!

      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        Bwahahahahaha… This reminds me of Eurotrip…

        “I saw a gay porno once. I didn’t know until halfway in. The girls never came. The girls never came!”

        • Jonah Cash

          I bet at the end the guy could still say that the girls never “came”… cough cough…. Hahahaha

    • OVG


    • Rock789

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! My ears!!!

      **runs and hides under the desk, gently rocking back and forth**

    • Marc O Polo

      i don’t know whether to give you a up vote cus of your clever comment or a down vote cus that song is fucking terrible!!!!

  • Drizzt

    I just can’t find a f%*# to give 😛

    Means nothing to us.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Actually, if they did this, it would be genius. The only problem is that they’d probably take a serious knock – because Black Friday is a sales event.

    But I suppose at this stage, it’s all about the numbers and being able to say, “Look we sold 1 – 3 million consoles in one day. Xbox one is the best selling console ever” – regardless of actually loosing money overall.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Of course, I’m assuming that a console launched on black Friday would also come with a serious discount, and that… might not even be the case.

    • YesIDisagreeWithYou.DealWithIt

      I think what you mean is that black Friday is a sales event that is renowned for it’s huge discounts – it’s not just a sales event dumbass.

      I can’t believe MS will launch after PS, the only reason they had a good run with the 360 was because of the launch lead they had (sure the price was a bit of a factor).

      Get your sh*t together MS or we will all be PS Fanboys and girls…

      • Jonah Cash

        See his comment below… Dumbass…. Really?????

      • Ah but a few weeks won’t really matter in the end. Remember the PS3 was months behind the 360

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Maybe, but an above-average showing at launch will give the xbox one a much needed PR boost – while also dealing with the pesky detractors… at least in the short term.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        “I think what you mean is that black Friday is a sales event that is renowned for it’s huge discounts – it’s not just a sales event dumbass.!”


      • Spathi

        Fucktard, yes you, fucktard. Huge discounts = sales event.

      • Hammersteyn

        Guest account…………..

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Released on the same day, the new CoD. Black Friday Ops

  • ElNicko

    if this is true, I cannot wait for the videos showing people going ape-shit and fighting over it.
    Just like any other black friday sale

    • TiMsTeR1033

      all you need now is a few chaps from Cape flats there “Dis my xbox een! voetsek hulle ek wil jy steek! en dan ek wil jou ma hard naai!”

      • HvR

        Kom hier naai!!! EK stiek djou stukken, maak djou ‘n filter!!!

  • RinceThisNintypoo

    I’ll send your wife some Candy Crush codes, too soon?

    • Jonah Cash

      Hahaha!!! Good memory!!!

  • OVG

    The day that celebrates GREED and disgusting animal behavior by the worlds consumer KING AMERICA!!

    Makes perfect sense.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Stop hating capitalism you red commie!

      • OVG

        Capitalism at its finest. Homeless Vietnam vets have to sleep in the ally while all these loons kill each other over cheap washing machines. Blaghhh

        Gentleman walk and do not run.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          How else are they supposed to wash off the smell of failure while convincing themselves that they’re not brainwashed wallet zombies.

          • OVG

            tee hee hee

          • Kept wanting to argue with you guys, but it’s true, and I’m tired of defending America with all the bs going on in Syria.

            *sadly sings* “I’m proud to be an american. Where at least I know I’m free….”

        • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

          Did some one say Capitalism?

  • TiMsTeR1033

    this is an average american

    • Hammersteyn

      Too thin

      • TiMsTeR1033

        hahaha snap!!

  • HvR

    ” 247 million shoppers descended on the retail stores last year which is mind blowing when you think that America only has 313 million people in total” The 50 million not at the sale was waiting for their fat scooters to finish charging.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      black friday should come here the name would then be accurate too…

      • A

        I American, 5’10” 150 lbs, I stay home on Black Friday but your right I’m the exception. Most of my fellow citizens are fat, greedy, and dumb. I still love when some jack ass tells me America is they best country on earth and then I ask them were else have you been? The reply is alway nowhere. I used to point out that then how would you know but it’s lost on the simple minded ness of the average American.

        • MrSwamphead76

          I American too. me type word.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      WTF!!!! thats f=made me sick to my stomach *throws up*

    • SaintsRowLee

      Ye Gods! Right now my browser is asking me see more! Is there not a see less button???!!!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        that made my day 🙂

    • Spathi

      Although it is super disturbing, it’s also kak funny!

  • skatermike21988

    This could very well be the case, is also showing as all the launch titles will ship on 11/26/2013 (would make sense for a release day delivery) one day before the date amazon has listed.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I’ll take this as supporting evidence, but I’m skeptical that Shaniele at Amazon has all the facts :

  • Gareth L

    It’s my birthday on the 27th as well! If you manage to get someone to take you up on your offer, please put in a good word for me too. 😉

  • fuzzball

    Microsoft CONFIRMED the Xbox one will be released BEFORE Thanksgiving!!

  • fuzzball

    Oh yeah… Best Buy confirmed that thier midnight release will be on a Tuesday.

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