Major’s Xbox One Tour: The Road to Launch Continues

This week, Xbox announced that we are taking Xbox One to more than 75 different cities around the world!

Beginning October 1 through the end of the year, we’re hitting the road like never before. Among the cities, these include Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Vienna, Paris and Berlin. We’re giving people in the US, Canada and Europe an opportunity to experience many of the great Xbox One games. And when I say “experience,” we’re handing over the controller and giving YOU the opportunity to play these games.

Area One, the name for our travelling game showcase, is where you’ll experience some of the most hotly anticipated Xbox One titles including Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Zoo Tycoon, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood, Lococycle and Crimson Dragon. This is an great opportunity for our Xbox fans to learn about Xbox One and experience why Xbox One takes gameplay to a whole new level.

While attendance and reservations are free of charge, space will be limited. So, if you’re 18 years and older, make sure you and you arrive early. For more information on the Area One Tour, go to

Area One Tour Dates

  • Philadelphia Oct. 3-6
  • Paris Oct. 10-13
  • Toronto Oct. 10–13
  • Chicago Oct. 17-20
  • Vienna Oct. 17-20
  • Atlanta Oct. 24-27
  • Dallas Oct.31 – Nov. 3
  • Berlin Oct. 31 – Nov. 3
  • Phoenix Nov. 7-10
  • San Francisco Nov.14-17
  • Dublin Nov. 14-17
  • Los Angeles Nov. 21
  • London Nov. 21-24

In addition, Xbox One will also be taking to the streets to give fans a unique opportunity to try out the Xbox One all-in-one entertainment system with “Test Drive.” Across the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and France, Xbox will cruise the country in custom “Test Drive” vehicles, appearing at festivals, university campuses, retail centers and more in search of gamers ready to take the new generation of entertainment for a spin.

The Xbox team will visit over 175 Xbox One Test Drive locations including Boston, Chicago, Arlington, Glendale, Green Bay, Tampa, Minneapolis, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, Nashville, Denver, Toronto, France, Germany, England and many more. For more information on Xbox One Test Drive, go to

While I’ll be busy getting ready for launch, I am going to try and personally visit a few of the stops for special community events. Here is where you can find me:

Location Event Date Major Nelson Xbox Community Meet Up Event Time
Area One: Chicago 19-Oct 10 AM – 4 PM
Microsoft Store Retail Location: Mall at Millenia – Orlando, FL 23-Oct 7:30PM – 9 PM
Area One: Atlanta 25-Oct 2 – 6 PM
Microsoft Store Retail Location: West Edmonton – Edmonton, AB, CANADA 27-Oct 12n – 2 PM
Area One: Phoenix (Scottsdale Studios
9445 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd)
9-Nov 12 – 4 PM
Area One: San Francisco 17-Nov 2 – 5 PM
Microsoft Store Retail Location:  Scottsdale Fashion Square – Scottsdale, AZ 6-Dec 7:30PM – 9 PM
Microsoft Store Retail Location:  Plaza Las Americas, San Juan, Puerto 20-Dec 7:30p – 9pm


*Specific titles and dates subject to change. Current info will be posted to


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