Xbox Series X arriving Holiday 2020, clarifies Xbox

Holiday 2020 for the Xbox Series X, Microsoft's Larry Hryb reiterates

Thanksgiving 2020 might still seem likely, even if Xbox denies it, after a number of its regional sites narrowed a projected release date "inaccurately."

Just after Sony Interactive Entertainment outlined the hardware specifications of its PlayStation 5, video game fans noticed that Xbox appeared to have updated Xbox Series X release date projections in response.

A number of regional Xbox websites, including those for India, Australia and the UK, were presenting visitors with a graphic that said the XSX would release Thanksgiving 2020 rather than Holiday 2020.

Thanksgiving 2020 would land on Thursday, November 26 or, for commercial purposes, shortly beforehand, the day of the Thanksgiving holiday in the USA.

Holiday 2020 could be anytime between Friday, November 27 -- shopping frenzy Black Friday -- and the end of the year.

In response to interest in the more precise date, Xbox's Director of Programming wrote, on Twitter, that the product page "inaccurately listed the launch date for Xbox Series X as Thanksgiving 2020."

Instead, Microsoft's Xbox division is "committed to launching Holiday 2020."

Yet release in the one or two weeks before Thanksgiving, the last Thursday in November, would be precisely in line with previous console releases from both Xbox and PlayStation.

Would Xbox reject the opportunity to release on the cusp of Holiday season shopping? If so, why?