Microsoft has updated the launch plans for Xbox One, and eight countries that were initially marked for day one launch, have been pushed to 2014.
Xbox, our goal is to provide the best games and entertainment experience possible and the team continues to make great progress on delivering Xbox One.
The Xbox One will launch on November to 13 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, in November.
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, will see the console launch “as soon as possible in 2014,” says Microsoft.
“While we wish we could launch Xbox One simultaneously in these markets, there are many factors that determine the timing of specific market launches,” reads the announcement on Xbox.com.
“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.”
So question is, where does this leave the second round countries?