Xbox One Delayed Till 2014 In Many Territories

Xbox One Delayed Till 2014 In Many Territories


Bad news for a lot of gamers waiting patiently for their Xbox One’s to finally arrive: you’re going to have to wait a little longer.

Microsoft released some info to the gaming community today, that is sure to turn off a great number of gamers. In the post, Microsoft elaborated that their initial goal to release the Xbox One in 21 markets simultaneously was “an aggressive goal”, and one that is no longer a feasible possibility for 2013.

Microsoft elaborated on which countries were getting the day one cut:

“Our priority is ensuring our customers get the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available. To do that, and in order to meet demand, we have adjusted the number of markets that will receive Xbox One in November to 13 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, in November.

We remain committed to launching Xbox One in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, as soon as possible in 2014.”

I am assuming the Russians will not be pleased, with heavy assumption that the Swiss will be neutral on the topic.

While Microsoft is well aware of the disappointment it brings to certain territories, they say it is a necessary step for a successful launch in all areas of the globe. You can find the entire press release here for any further details relating to the announcement.

(Via Microsoft)


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