Australia Launch – 12 a.m. AEDT / 5 a.m. PST
Australia, lit up the iconic Sydney Harbour for the launch of Xbox One. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as a backdrop, Xbox hosted a midnight event to celebrate with fans.
Francis King and Angela Tran were the first Australian’s to receive and Xbox One. The couple, who picked up their console at the Sydney event, ordered their console two years ago.
Fans celebrated the night with a performances from guest, The Presets
400 media fans and celebrities celebrated the night in the Crystal Ballroom at Sydney’s Luna Park
To bring in the official countdown to midnight a show stopping 3D water projection marking the countdown, games lineup and Xbox One logo was displayed in Sydney Harbour
Master Chief arrived before midnight to ensure the safe deliver of the first Xbox One
New Zealand Launch – 12 a.m. NZDT / 3 a.m. PST
At a special midnight event at Auckland’s Shed 10 tonight, hundreds of Xbox fans gathered to celebrate the arrival of the first new Xbox console in eight years. In addition, an ecstatic Daniel Livingstone became the first New Zealander to get his hands on the coveted first console, fresh from the shark tank at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium where it has been ‘housed’ for the last week for safe-keeping. Tonight’s event was the largest Xbox launch in New Zealand history. At Shed 10, fans were invited to get hands-on with the newest Xbox games and to see former Shihad front man Jon Toogood and AHoriBuzz’s Aaron Tokona take on Rocksmith 2014. Auckland’s Sky Tower was also lit up green in celebration of the launch.
Console winner Dan Livingstone with the first Xbox One console in New Zealand
Fans lining up to receive their Xbox One consoles at the Xbox One launch event
Fans line up to get into the Xbox One launch event at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront.
Singer Lorde and Xbox New Zealand Business lead Steven Blackburn pose with Lorde’s new Xbox
Auckland’s Sky Tower lights up green for the launch of the Xbox One