Xbox One Release Delayed In Some Countries

The Xbox One may probably be Microsoft’s most problematic product in its history. The company has had to change its mind a couple of times in response to consumer outrage and disappointments. Naturally, all the changes that Microsoft made with the console is bound to have an effect on the supply process of the product. And now, we’re seeing the initial effects of those changes as the…

 

The Xbox One may probably be Microsoft’s most problematic product in its history. The company has had to change its mind a couple of times in response to consumer outrage and disappointments. Naturally, all the changes that Microsoft made with the console is bound to have an effect on the supply process of the product. And now, we’re seeing the initial effects of those changes as the Redmond company today announced that it will adjust the number of markets where the Xbox One will be available at launch.

Previously, Microsoft’s newest gaming console was scheduled to be released in 21 markets this coming November. With the adjustment, the delivery of the console to 7 countries will be pushed back to early 2014.

According to Microsoft, there are a number of factors that affected the regional delay. These include the work required to localise the Xbox One dash, incorporating additional voice and languages, and building partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country.

Fortunately, Australia is still included in the first batch of countries who will get the console, along with Canada, Ireland, Spain, UK and of course the United States. The unlucky ones include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

For those who have already pre-ordered the Xbox One in the affected markets, they will receive a pack-in game with their console once it launches in their country next year.

 

Leave a Reply