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#1 Andrew

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:28

During E3, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One would launch for $500 in November, initially to 21 different markets. In a blog post today, Microsoft called that lofty goal "aggressive," and has announced the Xbox One will only be available in 13 territories this November.

Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand will be the first launch territories for Xbox One and are unaffected by this news today. Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, however, will receive the console "as soon as possible" in 2014.

If you live in one of these affected countries and have pre-ordered an Xbox One, Microsoft will toss in an unknown free game as penance for the delay. For more information, Microsoft suggests contacting your local retailer.

 

http://www.joystiq.c...-this-november/

http://news.xbox.com...nfirmed-markets

 

oh Microsoft :no:

 

Not sure why my topic was deleted but I'm reposting it seeing as it's Xbox news for this sub-forum.




#2 trooper11

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:38

I think it was moved and combined with the other topic on the same subject:

 

http://www.neowin.ne...inally-planned/



#3 ahhell

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:41

Quit creating duplicate threads.

 

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#4 OP Andrew

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 20:38

Quit creating duplicate threads.

 

:rolleyes:

 

Because I'm such a serial duplicate thread poster right? :rolleyes: Maybe people should just post topics in the correct sub-forum (Y) I see the news team can't even manage it these days...



#5 HawkMan

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 20:45

news go into news. Use "view new content" to keep track of your posts and topics. 



#6 HawkMan

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 20:47

Also no "oh Sony  :no: " for their news ? 



#7 OP Andrew

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 21:14

Also no "oh Sony  :no: " for their news ? 

 

Why, what have I missed?



#8 BajiRav

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 21:29

HawkMan : Hypothetically won't you be able to get one from one of those thirteen countries and use in Norway?

 

Why, what have I missed?

am guessing he is referring to this http://www.neowin.ne...stock-shortages



#9 OP Andrew

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 21:38

HawkMan : Hypothetically won't you be able to get one from one of those thirteen countries and use in Norway?

 

am guessing he is referring to this http://www.neowin.ne...stock-shortages

 

Old news. Those reports started as early as July 31st. Big difference not meeting demand and pulling out of launch markets, but ###### logic right? :rolleyes:

 

But hey, if Sony does pull out of markets I'll make sure you're not disappointed Hawkman.



#10 vcfan

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:08

Big difference not meeting demand and pulling out of launch markets

 

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#11 trooper11

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:34

Old news. Those reports started as early as July 31st. Big difference not meeting demand and pulling out of launch markets, but **** logic right? :rolleyes:

 

But hey, if Sony does pull out of markets I'll make sure you're not disappointed Hawkman.

 

Wait, isn't the reason MS is pulling back because they don't feel they can meet demand?

 

Both Sony and MS seem convinced that they wont be able to manufacture enough consoles to meet demand.  Sony has only ended pre-orders, MS has delayed release in some countries.

 

Either way, things point to shortages for both consoles. 

 

I don't think MS is doing this on purpose.



#12 spenser.d

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 23:10

Old news. Those reports started as early as July 31st. Big difference not meeting demand and pulling out of launch markets, but **** logic right? :rolleyes:

 

But hey, if Sony does pull out of markets I'll make sure you're not disappointed Hawkman.

 

That's not a large difference.  ###### all matters about launching in all the markets if only 7 people in each one can get their hands on one.  Both are going to see shortages this holiday.  Not something anyone should be surprised about and not something you should be going around trying to slam either about.



#13 trooper11

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 23:12

Shortages suck, no way around that.

 

I've lived through many of them and it doesn't change.



#14 Marshall

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 23:54

Your original thread was merged with this one - http://www.neowin.ne...inally-planned/

 

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