It may be released in November of 2005, but don’t expect to grab yours until probably early 2006, as Microsoft slows production of the consoles to increase marketing hype, and hopefully cause a shortage.
In my opinion this will only serve the people attempting to profit off of such shortages, but I suppose it is also good marketing on Microsoft’s side, as the press will go crazy talking about the shortages. And if people react like they did when there were Playstation 2 shortages, it will be very crazy. So for those that won theirs or have them pre-ordered, you might just have a chance to turn around and sell them for $1000+ dollars.
No matter though for most of us as most of the good stuff for the Xbox 360 won’t arrive until 2006 anyways. I can wait…Right?