The November 27 release date given to Xbox One by Amazon is a "placeholder date", Microsoft has stated.

Speaking to EGM, Microsoft confirmed that it had "not informed [its] retail partners about a specific launch date for the Xbox One," adding that "it is commonplace for retailers to put placeholders dates and prices into our system until they are given a specific date and price.

"We are excited to release the Xbox One in November 2013."

Amazon US updated its listing for Xbox One - and a variety of launch games - to include the November 27 date last week, prompting speculation that the retailer had outed the console's release date.

Microsoft has yet to announce a specific release date for Xbox One. The console launches this November.

Source: EGM