Xbox One Delayed in Eight Regions to ‘As Soon as Possible in 2014’

We have some bad news for Xbox One fans living in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland: you'll have to wait until 2014 to get your hands on the new next-gen console system from Microsoft.

At its E3 press conference in June, Microsoft said it planned to launch the Xbox One in 21 markets around the world this November. Today the company says that those plans were a bit too ambitious, and that it would delay the release of the system in eight of those markets. The new tentative release date for those regions? "As soon as possible in 2014."

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

Microsoft also announced that those who pre-ordered the system in those eight regions would get a pack-in game, though it didn't say what that game would be…

Xbox One is still scheduled for release in November of this year in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain.

Source: GII


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