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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