Xbox One Launch Delayed in Eight Territories

August 14, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

At E3 back in June, Microsoft announced that they would be launching the Xbox One in 21 territories this November. Today, the company released a statement that eight of those territories would now have to wait until sometime in 2014.

The countries that will have to wait an undetermined amount of time are all in Europe: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland will get the Xbox One “as soon as possible in 2014.”

Microsoft apologetically attributed the delay to several factors, which 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.”

Meanwhile, those in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand can continue saving up for November.

Source: Xbox Wire

  • Reigen

    I just realized x1 is not releasing in my country at all. And i am not very exited of driving 150 km just to get it in Italy sometime 2014. I gues im not getting an xbox.

  • Travis Tucker

    More and more, Microsoft makes themselves look like amateurs with the Xbox One launch. First, they add all the restrictions and call them features. Then they tell us how much we WILL love them instead of WHY, and wind up having to change policies due to consumer backlash. Now they can’t release in all of the already limited list of countries they initially promised? It almost feels like they have stock in Sony or something…

  • Scots

    Well this is somewhat embarrassing for them…