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Xbox One launch delayed to 2014 in eight countries

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Aug 2013 14:17 User comments (2)

Xbox One launch delayed to 2014 in eight countries Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One console will launch in 13 markets in November, down from a goal of 21 markets set at E3.
The Xbox One console will launch in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, in November. However, it has had to delay the launch in several markets originally intended for November, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

"While we wish we could launch Xbox One simultaneously in these markets, there are many factors that determine the timing of specific market launches," a Microsoft statement reads.

"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."

For users in those right countries who have already pre-ordered an Xbox One console, Microsoft has promised they will receive a pack-in game with your console when it launches.

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2 user comments

114.8.2013 14:29

Damn. I wish it was delayed. I would take a delay for a free game. I'm patient I guess.

215.8.2013 1:45

i wouldn't mind it canceled myself!!!

you have to understand that most gamers that are in the gaming market for a new console are kids ages 7-18 and because of microsoft charging for xbox live and it being required for the console to function they are already in deep crap!!

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