The Verge’s Tom Warren has confirmed that the Xbox Series X/S controller box that leaked over the weekend had a ‘do not display’ date on the outer packaging.
The message instructs retailers “not to display or sell before November 6th”. Typically, this message is put on boxes to remind retailers not to sell a product before its release date, which is ironic given the controller has ended up in the hands of gamers three months before the date.
November 6th does make sense given its a Friday, which is typically when big consoles and games release. It could also be the case where accessories launch a week before the console launch. Earlier this morning, Microsoft confirmed that the console will in-fact launch in November, but no other release details were given.