Xbox One Launching in 13 Markets This Year, Delayed in Eight Till 2014

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland are the unlucky markets.

Posted By | On 14th, Aug. 2013 Under News


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Microsoft has officially announced that the Xbox One will be launching in November in 13 markets including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand.

However, the company touted that the next generation console would release in 21 markets at this year’s E3. So what about the other eight? These countries – Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland – will be seeing the console release in early 2014. Let’s not forget about countries like Japan which see the console release in Q1 2014 and Asia where it will release in late 2014.

“While we wish we could launch Xbox One simultaneously in these markets, there are many factors that determine the timing of specific market launches. This includes work to localize the Xbox One dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, and build partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country.”

So earlier rumours of the console being delayed until 2014 were legit. Thoughts?

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