Microsoft originally planned to launch the Xbox Series X in August 2020, according to a new report. As it stands, the next-gen console is slated for release during the 2020 holiday period. By shifting the release window, Microsoft squandered its best chance at securing a lead against the PS5.
If a new report has any substance, Microsoft lost out on a potential early lead for its upcoming next-gen Xbox Series X against Sony’s PS5.
According to Thurrott’s Brad Sam, Microsoft originally planned to release the Xbox Series X this August, months ahead of the speculative Holiday 2020 launch window the company currently has its sights on.
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Speaking about Microsoft’s heavily-rumored, budget-conscious Xbox Series X variant, Sams explains (emphasis added):
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