Quantcast
Microsoft adjusts Xbox One launch markets from 21 to 13 - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Microsoft adjusts Xbox One launch markets from 21 to 13


1:04 PM on 08.14.2013
Xbox One launchMicrosoft adjusts Xbox One launch markets from 21 to 13 photo



Microsoft announced at this year's E3 that Xbox One would launch simultaneously in 21 markets around the world. Today, it's backing off from that promise by quite a bit. Instead of the scheduled 21 countries, it will initially release in 13 countries.

The markets that are getting the short-end of the stick are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Microsoft has cited localization issues such as language and voice support, and partnerships as the reason for the delay. These countries are now scheduled to receive Xbox One "as soon as possible" in 2014.

For everyone that pre-ordered Xbox One in the countries affected by this news, Microsoft is throwing in a pack-in game with the console. Microsoft still intends to launch Xbox One in November 2013 in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States. 

Xbox One Launch Markets Confirmed [Xbox Wire]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Delay

11:00 AM on 01.08.2015
Sony delays PlayStation 4 and Vita launches in China

Sony planned to release PlayStation 4 and Vita in China this Sunday, January 11, but that's no longer in the cards. According to a Famitsu report, the electronics giant has postponed both launches "due to various circumstance...more



12:30 PM on 12.08.2014
CD Projekt moves The Witcher 3 to May 19, 2015

CD Projekt RED already pushed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt back to 2015, but the studio needs an extra few more months still. The massive action-RPG is now scheduled for May 19, 2015. The delay announcement is refreshing in that ...more



7:00 PM on 11.21.2014
Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015

Delays aren't usually all that interesting as a topic of discussion, but in the case of Ori and the Blind Forest, a revised release date is an excuse to further cement its name in your mind. Ori is a tough platform adventure ...more



View all Delay






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more