Xbox One Launch Delayed In 8 Countries

Microsoft announced that it has delayed Xbox One launch to sometime in 2014 for 8 of the original 21 launch countries.

"At E3, we announced that Xbox One would be available in 21 markets around the world at launch," wrote Xbox Leadership Team on Xbox Wire. "This was an aggressive goal and the team has been working very hard to deliver Xbox One to as many markets as possible."

"Our priority is ensuring our customers get the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available," the team added. "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."

The team didn't commit to a specific date, but promised to that Xbox One would launch "as soon as possible in 2014" in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Microsoft will use the extra time to localize the Xbox One dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, and build partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country.

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with dlc/microtrans, i don't

with dlc/microtrans, i don't think these companies really care as much as they used to. I mean the amount of cash to be made just for stupid in-game purchases, and lack of physical discs will just make more bank. So whoever loses the console wars still wins in the end. even WiiU is holding its ground, tho very poorly i must say.

console war is about to explode

this gen, admittedly, Microshaft gain a **** ton of ground with there 360. but with the ps4 highlights and showcases, they really customized there system for gaming an the players.. microsoft went for $$ and gimmicks ways to sucker there customer into certain things.. till they were heard and cried like children (like is the xbox fanbase). agreed, changes = backed up release. i dont care really. noone i know is getting an xbox, every console player i play with xbox or ps3. is all going ps4. not saying thats alot. just saying for a small area.. i can only imagine the xbox1 hatred thru ought the world.

Even this gen, it's like

Even this gen, it's like Microsoft gave up halfway through - everything is gold-only extra now, the amount of exclusives that were worth buying plummeted compared to those on the PS3 - and what the hell happened to the XBLIG store? I think I found it once by accident and now it's buried so obscurely in the dashboard that I can't find it again.

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