Xbox One Launch Delayed to 2014 in 8 Markets - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 14 August 2013 / 5,310 Views
Microsoft had originally announced at E3 that the Xbox One would be launching in 21 markets worldwide this November. However, Microsoft has pushed back the launch date in eight of those markets and will now only be available in 13 markets at launch. The news comes from Xbox Wire.
The markets the Xbox One are still launching in November are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand. The Xbox One has been delayed Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, 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," read the statement from Microsoft. "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."
"We understand this will be disappointing news for our fans in the impacted countries, and we are doing everything we can to bring Xbox One to you as soon as possible next year."
While Microsoft didn't say how long the delay will be, they are working on getting the Xbox One out in the delayed markets "as soon as possible in 2014."