Xbox One delayed in eight regions

Microsoft delays next-gen platform into 2014 for Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Microsoft today announced the delay of the Xbox One in eight international markets into 2014.

Affected countries are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The next-generation console is still on track to release this November in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand.

Microsoft announced in June that the Xbox One would be available in all 21 regions this November. The company said today that the plan was an "aggressive goal."

"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. "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 said those in affected markets should reach out to the retailer where they preordered if they have any questions. Anyone in those regions who preordered an Xbox One Day One console before today will also receive an unspecified pack-in game when the system launches.

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1174 comments
Metalnoid
Metalnoid

Well im going to buy a day one Honda bike instead :D

RebelishGirl
RebelishGirl

Fuck you Microsoft .. Really , I've tried being positive and stood behind you, because I saw what you were trying to achieve (Just had so bad PR ...) And now you exclude me from Day-1? Really?? Wow.. I so can't even put into words how dissapointed I am.. Don't care about the reason or anything just know you fucked many people over... AGAIN

Tjompa
Tjompa

I was leaning towards the PS4 anyway, so no worries M$! Keep up the good PR work!

Kevin Dumont
Kevin Dumont

No, but seriously, you two are the idiots because you can't accept a person's opinion, no matter how harsh it is. Morons.

Kevin Dumont
Kevin Dumont

Awww, you console fanboys are so cute :3

evoloner
evoloner

I think they are doing the right thing by adding a game packed in with the delayed x1 in these areas but they should have been a little more realistic in their global vision, look how fast the U.S. and Canada had to RE-fill the pre orders. Unfortunately they may lose quit a bit of sales due to this but in my opinion the consumer will be the ones losing the most in this situation, PS4 and Xbox One are both going to be great consoles and if this changes their minds on buying one they might lose the next Gen experience they were looking forward to so much.

Zabiam
Zabiam

Probably because these are the countries that have the least preorders for X1...

I live in Norway and have NO interest in the X1.

Sorry but PS4 all the way for us Scandinavians.

Ryan Fitzgerald
Ryan Fitzgerald

why would anyone click the like button, i really thaught this was a joke.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Wow, that's like damn near half of Europe. Sure some of them will still buy the new xbox, but I can only imagine they'll lose sales because of this.

FARQZLL
FARQZLL

the NSA will be pissed off with MS over this. no Russia to spy on...lol

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Daaamn, don't that beat some shit.....

Y'know, when you're still trying to recover from a ass-thrashing handed to you by one of your direct competitors (Sony)--the last thing you need to be telling some of your international market is that they won't be seeing an XB1 until 2014.....just sayin', MS.


Watch, I'm calling it now: Sony Gamescom Conference/keynote/whatever, Sony EU will announce launch dates for the PS4 will all happen before 2014 for all the countries MS left and then some.

I'm tellin' you, I see it coming now. Sony's Marketing & PR teams are gonna nail the shit outta MS again. I mean, seriously you'd think MS would've learned from poppin' off too soon at the mouth from that whole XB1 reveal debacle.....guess not. LOL

Kevin Gerrits
Kevin Gerrits

Ps fanboys are terrible, never seen such a bad group of trolls before

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

All these haters know as soon as xbone is available will be buying the console.  Just like I own both so do many other folks world wide.  There are far to many good exclusives on each console to only be doggedly loyal to one or the other, I play both and am loyal to none....Bring on the new consoles....

Jayxcaliber28
Jayxcaliber28

this is some stupid ass shit, i live in holland and this is some bullshit, i was a xbox fanboy but now... i think fuck microsoft fuck the xbox one im buyin a fucking playstation 4 now 


Jayxcaliber28
Jayxcaliber28

im goin to buy a fucking playstation 4 now..!!


halo117xbox
halo117xbox

USA is all that matters! F*ck the rest!

RicanV
RicanV moderator

MS finally admits that their console was for USA only. There was no "futbol" package developed.

Fruitymachete
Fruitymachete

Oh great i pre-ordered BF4 in Belgium. Now i get the game in october but i have to wait till 2014 to play that game ??  Wel microsoft that is very simple for me , Put that xbox one in your hole where the sun never shines. I'm getting PS4 then.

sgtZipper
sgtZipper

This is HUGE.

We all know Europe is PlayStation territory. What Microsoft is actually saying is: here Sony, you can have Europe, for we can make more profit in the USA.

This is probably because a shortage in the US would do them much more harm than when they do not sell well at stores in Europe.

Why I think it might not sell in Europe? Many features of the xBox One are US only (like the things they do with tv and NFL etc.). In the Netherlands we would pay 499 euro's, which is 663.47 USD, so 164.47 USD more (123.69 EUR) than people in the US. This is also for features we can't use, not to mention for Kinect which is not required to play anymore. In the Netherlands the PS4 is outselling the xbox One 4 to 1 and 3 to 1 at different retailers.

This is HUGE.

Soul_Vanish
Soul_Vanish

WTF! Playstation 4 is excpecting delays as well! I own all 3 systems but I must admit, this website shits all over M$ every chance they get. M$, Sony and nintendo keep this website alive and yet they shit all over them every chance they get. fuck the media! backstabbing bitches. 

Zevvion
Zevvion

@RebelishGirl Yep. And you know why they excluded us? Because otherwise we wouldn't be able to use Kinect voice commands... in our own language. 

Jesus, Fuck. What a garbage reason. 

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@jefferson1964 

 I doubt it, PS4 is looking more and more exciting by the day, we only need to see those gamescon exclusives and if they are good, I doubt most will even bother buying both consoles. A PC and PS4 will be enough seeing as how Titanfall will be on PC.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

@Jayxcaliber28 why do u have to be a fanboy to either console?  That makes no sense to me, enjoy both consoles, they both have their set of exclusives that are great, I like both equally and will own both of the new ones eventually.

__Metallica
__Metallica

Have you heard how the PS4 is Demolishing Xbone in game pre-orders?

For example Watch Dogs (PS4) 80,000 pre-orders, (Xbone) 30,000 pre-orders!

I know this is not an exact way to know which console will sell the most but it is a big indication, Watch Dogs is not the only game PS4 is winning in pre-orders, BF4 30,000 (Xbone) vs 70,000 (PS4), CoD Ghosts 45,000(Xbone) vs 66,000(PS4) are two more examples.

And these are actually worldwide pre-orders.

Now we say goodnight to MS in Europe.

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

@sgtZipper groot gelijk over al die apps die we hier toch niet kunnen gebruiken... kdenk echt wel da MS zich hiermee in de voet schiet.

zintarr
zintarr

@Soul_Vanish The difference is Sony is being pushed down by high demand while MS is being pushed down because they are still in the beta test.

banderweir
banderweir

@Soul_Vanish How can you blame Gamespot for Microsoft's epic, slow-motion Xbone train-wreck?

Zevvion
Zevvion

@jefferson1964 @Jayxcaliber28 He's just expressing how disappointing it is that it's delayed for possibly 3-6 months for us. Especially considering the very weak reason.

Jayxcaliber28
Jayxcaliber28

@monkeypukefight @sgtZipper ja idd fuck xbox en die apps 360 was geweldig maar nu is microsoft helemaal de weg kwijt en ik ben echt xbox one moe..!!bij de ps weet je wat hebt... 

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

@zintarr @Soul_Vanish nice to see someone with common sense.... offcourse ms has delays and its all due to the fact that they changed everything about the console... i'm half expecting them to announce they upgraded the memory to 12G. wich would be a good thing for xbox players tho...

Zevvion
Zevvion

@JBStone1981 @Zevvion @RebelishGirl I don't care about voice commands. Just let me play the games I want without the Kinect voice command shit, I won't use it anyway and if I did want to use it, I sure as hell won't use it in my native language. I'd use English.

__Metallica
__Metallica

@quiksilvers123 @__Metallica HAHA actually since the MS catastrophe of Xbone YES I own Sony stocks!

__Metallica
__Metallica

Yes we will know after gamescom since Sony has confirmed that the "media will be briefed on the release plans of the PS4" at gamescom this Tuesday at 18.00 BST :-)

Still hoping that Sweden will get the PS4 in 2013 :-)

__Metallica
__Metallica

@monkeypukefight @__Metallica Well as you say they are having a lot of policy changes, I cannot for the life of me understand why some people still trust them.

But that is not my problem :-) I've got my PS4 pre-order with day one guarantee and it's been paid for :-) but live in Sweden and I'm praying to whatever deity that listens that Sony will NOT have any delays in Europe and that I can enjoy my PS4 this year :-)

By the way heard from a source I have in the gaming business that Sony may have a console scheduled for release 21st Oct 2013. I'm hoping this is true and that it's the PS4 :-)

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

@__Metallica oh didn't know that... i don't follow all xbox related news as i preorded my PS4 in may already... but i was just saying i was half expecting it to happen, with all the policy changes an delays in europe...

__Metallica
__Metallica

Sorry to have to tell you that MS have officially DENIED the rumor about the RAM upgrade, do you really think that they with all the money they already have put in to producing the Xbone just say well let's give it 12GB of RAM instead of 8GB sorry that is VERY unlikely.