Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Xbox One launch cut to 13 countries from previous 21

updated 05:04 pm EDT, Wed August 14, 2013

Change latest in Microsoft's frequent modifications to console pre-launch

In yet another modification to information promulgated at its debut, the Xbox One is now launching in fewer countries in November. The list of countries has been pruned to 13 countries, down eight from the previous 21. Cut from the November launch are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Still launching on time are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, the US, and New Zealand. The company claims that there are "many factors" to the delay, including some localization, language recognition, and content partnerships factoring into the delay.

Consumers who have preordered the console in the affected countries be awarded a "pack-in" game when the device ships some time in 2014, assuming the preorder is kept. Of the delay, Microsoft claims that "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."



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News