It was widely reported that the retailer Toys R Us had outed the UK release dates for both next gen consoles. The Xbox One was slated for a November 29th release and the PS4 at the later date of December 13th. Although the dates were met with some disbelief a spokesperson for Toys R Us confirmed the release dates when speaking with BT and reiterated that the release dates came direct from suppliers and were official.
It turns out that spokesperson was wrong and as suspected the dates were nothing more than placeholders.
“Please accept my sincerest apologies for the incorrect information you were given yesterday regarding the Xbox One and Playstation 4 Console official release dates,” a Toys R Us representative informed BT.com
“The release dates are not provided by either Microsoft or Sony, but are an estimated date and are required by our system to allow us to take pre-orders. Once the correct launch dates are officially provided we will update our web site and contact any customers who have ordered.”
It seems we will have to wait a little longer for official release dates but if the internets collective wisdom is to be believed you should expect both consoles to arrive at some point in November 2013.