Xbox one launch delayed in 8 markets

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The launch for the Xbox One will still happen in November 2013 in the United Kingdom and United States. 

Anyone who has been looking forward to getting the Xbox One in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland will have to await the consoles release until into the new year of 2014 when a release for those markets will happen. The specific date is not yet currently known.

The following countries (Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand) will luckily still be able to get a November 2013 release console. As you can tell, the United Kingdom and United States launch of November 2013 is not a surprise with them quite possibly the biggest markets for them.

Here is the official statement from Xbox:

“At E3, we announced that Xbox One would be available in 21 markets around the world at launch. This was an aggressive goal and the team has been working very hard to deliver Xbox One to as many markets as possible.

Our priority is ensuring our customers get the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available. To do that, and in order to meet demand, we have adjusted the number of markets that will receive Xbox One in November to 13 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, in November.

“We remain committed to launching Xbox One in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, 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. 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.

“We understand this will be disappointing news for our fans in the impacted countries, and we are doing everything we can to bring Xbox One to you as soon as possible next year.”

The price for the Xbox One will be £425 / €499 / $499 when it releases at the end of this year.

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