Xbox One not coming to delayed regions until late next year - Report

"Trusted sources" say Microsoft not planning to launch new system in Nordics until the third quarter of 2014; company provides "no comment" on the report.

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The Xbox One won't launch in four of its eight delayed regions until the third quarter of 2014, "trusted sources" have told European games site Game Reactor. Lending credence to the report is the fact that the site was the first to break the news of the original delay in August.

Microsoft's new console was originally pegged to launch in 21 countries around the world on November 22, but its release in Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark was pushed back because that date was an "aggressive goal," the company said.

Game Reactor says the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) are all affected, while it is not clear what this may mean for the other four regions or Japan.

"On Nov. 22, we launched Xbox One in 13 markets worldwide and our focus is on launching in more markets next year. Other than that, we have no further comment," a Microsoft representative told GameSpot today.

If the Xbox One is in fact not released in the Nordic regions until the third quarter of 2014, it will mean gamers in these markets will have had to wait as many as ten months after the system's original November 2013 debut to get a hold of the console.

Of course, gamers are free to import Xbox One units in the regions where the console is not publicly available--the systems and games are both region free. However, with Sony's PlayStation 4 already available in the markets where the Xbox One is not, Microsoft will face a challenge from the onset for marketshare.

Discussion

336 comments
Fatbeaverlol
Fatbeaverlol

I live in the netherlands, this hopefully wont affect us but.. I might buy a ps4 now :) i could import one from Amazon DE but they dont accept paypal so.. 

ace-meza
ace-meza

lady's and gentleman this is the beginning of the end of the xbox

madsen2791
madsen2791

I am a Xbox 360 owner in Denmark. I was excited for xone but I won't wait for almost a year. So now I will get a ps4. But kinda seems that ms don't count these countries for something. I could import one but I won't. I want to feel that ms cares for their buyers. And for me they don't.

Karchy
Karchy

Hello Mr. Sony.. can you convert my Gamerscore into Trophies?

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

probably trying to optimize kinect and cloud servers for those countries. can't say i blame them. especially if those countries aren't historically big buyers.

crashmer
crashmer

I wouldn't even bother launching, I happen to live in one of those countries and it's pretty much sonyland here. 

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

I'm not even going about the fact that the Xbox One will not see the light of day in certain countries like Portugal, Greece, Poland,...and many others...until later 2015 (if ever).

But the most stupid thing of all is the fact that Remedy Entertainment is from Finland and CD Projekt RED is from Poland.

Both their games are going to the Xbone and the console will not going to released in their respective countries any time soon.


This is the most ridiculous and pathetic thing i ever heard.

Good job Microsoft!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Xbox one will have a tough time with a late launch in these areas. Which are part of the PAL region? or another region that has been forgotten by Microsoft.

TORCEDOR
TORCEDOR

i feel both systems were sort of rushed just for holiday release, both companies should have taken time to improve hardware/software and availability for all rather than make a "quick buck" in a select few major markets

robertcain
robertcain

Xbox One has had a pretty disjointed launch; those initial 13 territories had best become strongholds for the system or else Sony (having released the PS4 in every possible region) may have an advantage in sales leading up to release in the eight delayed regions.

Player__
Player__

There was a small quantity of Xbox One imported to a Finnish retailer from Germany but I can only see Microsoft's failure on this. I'm starting hope that it's going to be like in the 90's when some consoles were regionally successful. Now it would be Sony's turn to take the torch and run through whole nordic area and claim the territory :D


Only the hardcore fans are going to import the console since you have to get the games imported too (probably a bit costly).

urstupd
urstupd

Why do i c nintendo coming out as a winner from all this shit? 3DS is the next console gen not this utter bullshit

noirtenshin
noirtenshin

instead of a hateful comment i leave you with this:


And I'm sad to say
I'm on my way

won't be back for many a day

my heart is down
my head is burning around

I've had to leave my XBone on english sound...


:)

summersgod
summersgod

Well Microsoft has fcked themselves over in Scandinavia. 

Demanufactur3
Demanufactur3

RAGE!!!l pure and utter rage! Pre ordered it in march.


Microsoft, you motherfuckers!

bamselinen
bamselinen

I had an idea this would happen, when they delayed it the first time in Denmark i took it as a sign that i should order from Germany and i did now i have it and love the system, its great. 

I think i will skip the PS4 as many of the games that are comming out will also be available on PC

Hurvl
Hurvl

@tobiaskarlsson_ Jepp, det är bara skit. It's crap.


Fortunately, the PS4 is available and you can always buy a PC.

Samuz
Samuz

@Kristan1711

Yeah, pretty funny they haven't launched the Xbone here in Norway. The richest country in the world. Heck, I would buy all my friends and family a Xbone for Christmas if I could :P

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Kristan1711 Yeah, after the recent financial crisis, governments around Europe praised the Swedish finance minister for pulling through so well. Although, I can't say that he should get all the praise. I think it's in the Swedish culture/mentality to not waste money and be cautious. 


I only play games on PC, but I don't like console gamers having to wait for a new console or needing to import it. Swedish prices are quite expensive, so perhaps they'd get it much cheaper by importing it, but it's still an unnecessary obstacle.

bamselinen
bamselinen

@Kristan1711 True Scandinavia is normally a pretty decent selling point for the xbox and Ps consols

Hurvl
Hurvl

@bamselinen If I didn't play exclusively on PC I'd get a PS4, because Microsoft is more likely to release games for Windows than Sony. A lot of Sony exclusives last gen looked interesting, but they never came to PC.

bahamutdragons
bahamutdragons

@bamselinen Both consoles will have most of their games on PC this generation I think.  The trend has only been going upwards.  Which is a great thing really.

Cyberjin
Cyberjin

the same goes for Xbox One,
so what is your point?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@maniacalpoet@summersgod As a Scandinavian, I can say that you don't know anything about the Scandinavian market. When there are so many successful game companies in the Nordic countries, it's logical (like Spock would say) to assume that there is an interest and demand for games in those countries. As a Swedish PC gamer, I haven't supported my countrymen that much I admit, but I enjoy every success they get.

urstupd
urstupd

@Hurvl @Kristan1711 Its in the swedish mentality to not panic, dont waste money on shit, and dont believe in shit.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

@maniacalpoet@urstupd@Hurvl@summersgod Funny, USA is the most powerful country in the World. They must be doing something right"


Was... Kinda sounds like the economic crisis is boning it for the foreseeable future... China's the new boss.

Demanufactur3
Demanufactur3

@maniacalpoet @Demanufactur3 

Yep we own usa money,  this is correct. Several of the weapons you buy are produced by my country...

So we indeed Own US money.

Demanufactur3
Demanufactur3

@maniacalpoet @Demanufactur3 

Usa has more debt than the entire 3rd world combined... Clearly you're another ill informed meathead. But i forgive you :)

Usa has a massive superiority complex though, so that could influence your opinion and judgment or lack 
thereof. (Making your opinion in that case, as invalid as the reason you spend most of your days trolling on gamespot)

Demanufactur3
Demanufactur3

@maniacalpoet @urstupd @Hurvl @summersgod 

Amongst the many things they do wrong...

And both 
economically and in military strength, the most powerful country in the world is china, just thought i'd add that.

"They're just less loud, and not quite as much into basic human rights"

Demanufactur3
Demanufactur3

  urstupid

Never mind mate, i have to kindly request you to stop feeding the troll.

It's not worth your time / effort.

urstupd
urstupd

@maniacalpoet @urstupd @Hurvl @summersgod isnt facts a fucking shitty thing -.- and yet you still cant do anything. I will just wait and watch to see your country fall city by city state by state while eating popcorn, and you can tell your grandchildren i once lived in a powerful nation, but we were to fucking stupid to take it to the next step. 

urstupd
urstupd

@maniacalpoet @urstupd @Hurvl @summersgod we dont even have an army, funny shit isnt it, and yet they let us in, in every country around the world, can it do something with all the bullshit we arent saying:?

urstupd
urstupd

@maniacalpoet @Hurvl @summersgod omg, where do you find your demographics, we have a monopolized market when it comes to alcohol, so we can show accurate numbers, while you cant, cause your country sells shit over the counter. We have less violence, less alcoholics, less homeless, yet the only thing you can say alcoholics. Our market is one of the most important and probably one of the most difficult cause we dont accept shit, unlike you do. If we arent a market place for MS i couldnt care less, cause its a shitty company that sells shit to idiots. 

urstupd
urstupd

@Hurvl @urstupd @maniacalpoet @bamselinen jag tror fan inte vi kommer få skiten, all fakta stämmer inte överens med verkligheten, det står massa kvar i hyllorna i USA och de ljuger om siffrorna på Amazon, jag tror fan det är våran lilla FRA kabel över norge som har knullat till allt. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

@urstupd@maniacalpoet@bamselinen It's f-ing Swedish, ditt pundhuvud! Haha, kul att se (och skriva) lite svenska som omväxling. Jag föredrar PC, men det suger att Xbox One blir försenat till vårt område.

nine-eight-nine
nine-eight-nine

@maniacalpoet Here's the thing Bitch, you asked if one could use google to find solutions to differential equations, not whether you could use google to find the answer to a specific equation. So wined yer neck in. And pwend? Grow up.

xxmavr1kxx
xxmavr1kxx

@maniacalpoetYour right. It helps my Ego pointing out that you are a troll. Maybe I'm hoping in some parallel universe that you read my comment calling you a troll and at that you point you have some self reflection and realize that trying to make other people unhappy isn't the right thing to do. And realize that your opinion on something is not fact, and everyone shouldn't feel the way you do about something. 

nine-eight-nine
nine-eight-nine

@xxmavr1kxx His IQ isn't high, he just knows how to use google faster than the rest of us. Typical Billy no mates trying to make him/herself look cool and smart on a mediocre gaming website. Pathetic really.

xxmavr1kxx
xxmavr1kxx

@maniacalpoet Holy crap, that guy on the other article was right. You are just a TROLL. I dont care how high your IQ is, because you are lacking in some other key areas.

nine-eight-nine
nine-eight-nine

@maniacalpoet You think if the government wanted to spy on you they would need you to have an Xbox one? Get a clue you uneducated moron.