The launch of Xbox one is just 9 days away after months of statements, reversals, mis-communications, feature reveals, new commercials and one E3 Press Conference Battle.

Personally, I will be very pleased when these new consoles are in the hands of everyday users so that we can learn how it works from a subjective perspective.

Since this is the first new console launch for Microsoft since 2005 when the Xbox 360 was released you can imagine that they are pulling out all the stops for this one.

Here are some of the details Microsoft has shared in their Your Invitation Has Arrived: Xbox One Ready for Millions of Fans on Nov. 22 blog post on Xbox Wire:

  • More than 10,000 retail locations in 13 countries will open at 12:01 AM to start selling the consoles
  • Some of the major cities are:
    • Auckland
    • Sydney
    • London
    • Berlin
    • Paris
    • Vienna
    • Sao Paolo
    • Toronto
    • New York City
    • Los Angeles
  • Live broadcast of these launch events will be available on SPIKE-TV starting at 11PM ET/8PM PT and will be live streamed on and Xbox Live

More details about specific activities and launch partners is available on Xbox Wire.