Xbox One delayed to 2014 in several European markets

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Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox One has been delayed to 2014 in eight European markets.

The next-generation console will still be launching in November for the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and New Zealand.

However, Xbox fans in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland will have to wait until next year to get their hands on the console.

[via Xbox]

  • maccswe

    They are just diggin deeper and deeper down their grave. Damn you MS, damn you!

    • sd

      They have done a huge amount to come out of the grave. DRM reversal + you no longer need Kinect plugged in for the X-1 to work, family sharing policy etc. They are listening to consumers and changing things, that’s only ever going to be good.

      • Rocco

        I BLAME DON MATTRICK! That bastard had a plan to put MS in the hole so that you can take over has CEO for Zynga.

        • sd

          Yeah he was a dick. Its getting better since he left.

      • bizzy gie

        They are listening to the money and nothing else, but they’re catching up which is all that matters.

        Better than them doing nothing at all.

        • sd

          That’s one of the most stupid comments I have seen. Of course they are listening to the money. Every company does, as do Sony and Nintendo. To be honest I am more concerned about what sony might do, because so far at least MS are being transparent. Plus they are changing their policies for the better in response.

          • bizzy gie

            Sony has nothing to change or anounce because everything about XB1 lately PS4 has had from the beginning.

          • sd

            What like the Kinect or the Family gold policy! Don’t be a dick troll.

          • bizzy gie

            Exactly. Aside from the childish ending, you get what I mean.

          • sd

            How is that exactly you dumbass, the PS4 does not have Kinect, so Kinect changes do not apply to the PS4 in any way. Is the xbox family sharing feature exactly the same as the PS4, no its not.
            Its still funny that you are not even buying either system. You need a job and money first though. I think that’s why you are like this. I feel a bit sorry for you, maybe you lost your job and so you have no money to buy this. You also have too much time on your hands. Hence all your comments here. Maybe you are just cynical with life, who knows. But if you start by changing your attitude things will improve.

          • bizzy gie

            By Kinect I thought you meant Sony being smart enough to to exclude their camera periphal and give us the option to buy it.

            I’m getting PS4. I’ve stated I haven’t pre-ordered PS4. That doesn’t mean I’m not buying it.

            Monday through Friday I’m out 7 hours at least.

            I am like nothing. There’s nothing to be sorry for.

        • Guest10000000000000

          The same can be said for any other company or corporation.

      • maccswe

        Sure, they are listening to the customer. But they keep coming up with new shit pretty much every week. I think most of the people in europe is pretty upset about this news (i am) to not release this before christmas. Im not going to buy a ps4 cant handle the control, so i will wait.

        If I buy one in the states will it work in Sweden? Im talking about the xbox live services.?

        • Dameon Percival

          Well it is not region locked, I live in the Caribbean and I use US consoles since 1984.

          • maccswe

            Yeah i know, but i found this on MS FAQ:

            Q: “Does the Xbox One disclaimer imply you won’t be able to authenticate a disc-based game if not in one of the 21 countries?”

            “The Xbox One will only be available in the 21 launch countries.”

            Q: “But say someone from Poland, not listed, imports it from the UK. Will they be able to play disc-based games?”

            “They would want to wait until the console is available in their region.”

            “At this time, we have announced Xbox One will be available in 21 markets in November this year and additional markets later in 2014. Similar to the movie and music industry, games and other content must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale – which means that games will work in the broad geographic regions for which they have been cleared, much as today with Xbox 360. While the console itself is not geographically restricted, a user’s Xbox Live account, content, apps and experiences are all tied to the country of billing and residence.

          • Arthur Hughes

            No authentication for disc based games anymore

        • sd

          I doubt the states would work in Sweden0, they are NTSC still and Europe is PAL, but you should be ok buying from the uk or france. The only issue is that online features might not be activated until the official release date.

        • Guest10000000000000

          What s**t does Microsoft show us?

    • RECKLESSgoat

      I am affected by this and I gotta say I am pretty damn pissed now.

      • sd

        I don’t blame you. If it happened to me I might have cancelled my pre-order and changed to the PS4, not too sure. But they are adding a free game to your bundle for the delay, not sure how much that helps.

        • RECKLESSgoat

          Well, I would rather get the xbox one on time but atleast they are doing something, all I can do is be thankfull.

    • Guest10000000000000

      No, they are going in the opposite direction.

    • Guest10000000000000
  • Arthur Hughes

    Since the xbox one is not region locked i wonder why this even matters.

    • Henk van Puffelen

      This matters because MS cannot guarantee you that you are able to do MP games with an imported Xbox. That is what MS support now says on twitter

      • RECKLESSgoat

        Oh crap, and my hopes went up to the sky for a second just to down the sea again -.-

        • ImperialAgent

          Yeah I understand it must be very frustrating to set your hope on something and see it getting close only for it to disappear off into the horizon again. Commiserations.

          Edit – still maybe you could import and just do single player?

          • RECKLESSgoat

            But I already have mine preordered from Gamestop Sweden, should I cancel my preorder?

      • RAFA

        Are you sure that that’s what the xbox support said on twitter? I’m planning on importing an XO but it would be pointless if MP wouldn’t work since that’s what I play.

    • RECKLESSgoat

      Wait a second so if I preorder from ouside the country will I get it on time?

      • Arthur Hughes

        Depends on the seller for shipping out of country i would assume.

  • TomDobo

    Uk is right !!!!

  • rsco6969

    oh no!! all those x bots clamming together singing Microsoft great tune well more bad news on there sad console front…. hopefully Microsoft give up after this gen give another company a shot heck the ouya is sounding better than this crap

    • Arthur Hughes

      Pathetic kid trying to troll

      • rsco6969

        pathetic Marthur repeating the same thing over and over just means my job as troll was successful

        • Arthur Hughes

          Pathetic Troll kid

          • rsco6969

            pathetic Marthur repeating the same thing over and over just means my job as troll was successful

          • Arthur Hughes

            Pathetic troll kid

          • rsco6969

            pathetic Marthur repeating the same thing over and over just means my job as troll was successful

          • rsco6969

            pathetic Marthur repeating the same thing over and over just means my job as troll was successful.

          • rsco6969

            pathetic Marthur repeating the same thing over and over just means my job as troll was successful..

    • ImperialAgent

      you kidding? wasn’t it just yesterday that we exchanged amicable, sane posts even though we were getting different consoles for different reasons? What happened overnight that turned you into such little brat?

    • Rocco

      Let me Help You!

    • Dameon Percival

      What is funny with ppl like you is the PS4 also has a limited launch, go comment on that, the Xbox brand is now a household name so MS will be in the gaming business for a very long time, oh and they are doing better finically than Sony so, go buy as much PS 4s as you can because Sony may drop out of the video game market before MS.

      • rsco6969

        Sony will never leave the gaming industry ya mong its there biggest department. and just because microsoft has the money to fund a dying brand doesnt mean they will

  • bizzy gie

    Japan is also delated until 2014.

    • ImperialAgent

      no. that was always the case

      • bizzy gie

        I know. It’s still a delayed date from launch in November.

        • ImperialAgent

          that’s not what delayed means though is it?

          not your best, troll

          • bizzy gie

            I don’t troll. You just don’t agree with my points because most of the time, they’re not pro-XB1.

          • ImperialAgent

            You actively go out of your way to troll and you know it. Plenty of people here aren’t “pro” xb1 but don’t get called a troll again and again. You do. There is a reason why.

          • bizzy gie

            So if enough people call you something enough times, it’s true?

            Wonderful logic.

            Arthur doesn’t count. He calls anybody who says anything negative about XB1 a troll.

            You don’t like what I post so it’s human nature (to a very limited extent) for you to personally insult me.

            If you feel you must, fine by me. Get it out of your system.

          • ImperialAgent

            “So if enough people call you something enough times, it’s true?

            Wonderful logic.”

            awww bless another reading/comprehension failure and then you speak of logic. Priceless.

          • bizzy gie

            “Plenty of people here aren’t “pro” xb1 but don’t get called a troll again and again. You do. There is a reason why.”

            Don’t mistake YOUR own comprehension failure as mine.

          • ImperialAgent

            :) nah you just don’t *see* it

          • bizzy gie

            Yep.

          • RECKLESSgoat

            He/She said “There is a reason”, and its true… there is a reason. I have never heard you say anything good about the xbox one and whatever Microsoft does even if its a good thing you try to make it look and sound bad.

          • Arthur Hughes

            your a troll, because almost everything you post is a straight out lie or rumor. you can never back up shit. You are actually the worst kind of troll, One that does not know he is one.

          • bizzy gie

            Typical response from you.

          • Arthur Hughes

            Mad because its fact their ditzy

          • bizzy gie

            No. The personal, opinionative insult holds little to no meaning due to its excessive overuse and cliche stature.

          • Arthur Hughes

            Its a fact ditzy

          • bizzy gie

            You don’t know the difference between fact and opinion.

            Can’t say I’m surprised.

          • Arthur Hughes

            You being a troll is a Fact. You thinking you have any kind of reading comprehension is an opinion

          • bizzy gie

            Yep. You’ve got it reversed buddy.

          • Arthur Hughes

            see your reheading comprehension is terrible

          • bizzy gie

            K.

          • Slickst3r

            You never say anything positive about the Xbox One that makes you a troll.

          • bizzy gie

            I’ve stated positives before. They’re just not nearly as popular as my “negative” ones.

          • Guest10000000000000

            Mostly ,your comments resemble Ignoranceiswhatsup

          • ImperialAgent

            Gotta say the way you log out and give yourself votes is just beautiful though. Classic zombie shit. Surprised you haven’t gone the whole hog and acted out some other persona that backs you up.

            Funny as fuck.

          • bizzy gie

            I have no other Disqus account and I never vote myself up or down EVER.

            It’s rather sad and comment votes mean nothing. They determine nothing.

            Just a system of agreement, disagreement, approval, disapproval, love, hate, et cetera.

          • sd

            Your about the only person on this site that doesn’t think you are a troll, troll.

          • bizzy gie

            Take in to consideration that I’m the only one on this who has a realistic and admittedly cynical view of MS with the XB1.

            Everybody here disagrees with me so of course that labels me a “troll”.

          • sd

            You are seriously deluded. That is not why I think you are a troll. You are a troll because this is a site for the xbox one. You spend almost all of your time on here slagging off the xbox one. You don’t have to like the xbox one, you can like whatever you want that’s not the issue. Spreading your hate messages on here is the issue. This is what makes you a troll.

          • bizzy gie

            Not necessarily hate messages. Just faults in certain systems that people either defend or ignore.

          • Guest10000000000000

            They ARE hate messages against the Xbox One

          • krayzielilsmoki

            You are definitely a troll.

          • bizzy gie

            You don’t agree so the worn out, cliche′ personal insult is only natural.

          • Morris ヅ

            Japan was never delayed

    • RECKLESSgoat

      Thats not a delay, that was planned from the start.

  • xdlugia

    Goddamnit!… but I wasn’t sure if I’d buy it on launch anyway since I have a shitload of Xbox 360 games to play.
    But this settles it, I’ll buy it when it launches…. next year…

    • ImperialAgent

      unlucky dude

      • xdlugia

        Yeah, I’ll just have to do with self-torturing while watching footage on Youtube through Christmas (and watching all the comments and articles here about people loving their console).

        • ImperialAgent

          yeah and there’s some great games coming out on 360

          • xdlugia

            Dude, I made a list of the games I have to play:
            – Batman Arkham City
            – Mass Effect 2
            – Mass Effect 3
            – Dead Rising 2
            – Tomb Raider
            – Fallout New Vegas
            – Project Gotham Racing 3
            – GTA V
            – Assassin’s Creed IV
            – Batman Arkham Origins
            Yeah… I’ll be busy.

          • Arthur Hughes

            dead rising 2 should be free today

          • xdlugia

            You’re right, but these are games I’ve already purchased/pre-ordered, and I also don’t have enough space on my 60 GB HDD for a whole downloaded game + I don’t have a gold membership.
            Thanks for the heads up though.

  • Kurokawamizaki

    I live in one of the affected countries. I noticed the news as I read the newspaper online just a moment ago, quite a few people had commented on this issue and was quite pissed, a few of them are going to cancel their preorders,

  • ImperialAgent

    I suppose this kinda thing can happen at launch. It’s just how it is. Commiserations for the people affected of course and I would be seriously pissed off but the fact that way more people will want them than there are consoles available is simply how it is. I guess MS and Sony have to deal with that how they see fit.

  • ImperialAgent

    people should know if they don’t already that if they have a day one preorder and are affected by this they get a free game of their choosing.

    • greengecko007

      Saw that in the link. I wonder why that wasn’t relayed to us here at XboxOneDaily, considering getting a free game as an apology (see PSN hack) is awesome, and definitely worth mentioning.

      • sd

        Xbox one daily and wiiudaily like to focus more on negativity rather than the report the whole unbiased facts.

        • bizzy gie

          You guys are taking this way too seriously.

          Ashley probably just managed to skip over one detail by accident.

          Geez.

          Knowing MS, they’ll probably package in Killer Instinct since the game is already f2p or something cheap like that (refer to Halo 3 and AC 2 being offered on XB1 for free) like Kinect Rivals.

          • Arthur Hughes

            So much fail in your post again

          • Guest10000000000000

            Why are you defending “Ashley King”, a pro-“Fony” troll?

    • RECKLESSgoat

      All I want is the system on time, but since Microsoft cant do that for us sweds I guess that its pretty nice of them giving away a game.

    • bizzy gie

      Are you sure it’s our choosing and not MS’.

      If it’s our choice, great news!

      If it’s MS’ choice, don’t get your hopes up.

      • Guest10000000000000

        Shut up.

  • sd

    As long as it is still released in Australia without delay then I am happy. The European consoles will all run from the same servers and use the same PAL format. So all those affected could just order one in from the UK, assuming it is not sold out.
    Personally I think it might have been better just to reduce the number of preorders in the other countries (most of them are not sold out yet) and then release them in ltd availability to these countries. Just don’t do a wide spread launch, announce it is only available for ltd pre-orders. The hype would shift more units and create more pre-orders in these countries.

    • ImperialAgent

      I’m pretty sure Australia is a priority for MS after their efforts at the PAX there. You guys will be fine.

      • sd

        Its pretty good that those affected will get some sort of packaged game for the delays.
        At least according to IGN they will get a packaged game anyway, it wasn’t mentioned in this article which is not surprising as I find xboxonedaily and wiiudaily much prefer to keep a negative slant on things.

        • ImperialAgent

          yeah it has seemed that way to me at times

        • Arthur Hughes

          The wii U daily editor is the one that wrote this article.

          • sd

            He should be even more aware about not leaving out key information then.

          • Arthur Hughes

            She

          • sd

            Just had a look at who the editor is, didn’t know Ashley was the editor. Her articles are usually the better ones on here that show less bias and more positivity. Maybe an innocent omission. Who knows.

  • greengecko007

    Why did you not mention that Microsoft is giving those affected a pack in game with their system when it does come? It’s in the source for the article.

    • RECKLESSgoat

      I dont care about that, I want the freaking system on time, I dont want it late.

    • Arthur Hughes

      The person that wrote this one, doesn’t read sources very well.

      • bizzy gie

        Because she skipped over ONE detail?

        You’re joking.

        • Arthur Hughes

          Its not just that ditzy

          • bizzy gie

            Care to elaborate?

          • Arthur Hughes

            Figure it out yourself troll, learn to do something besides make shit up

        • Guest10000000000000

          lol, “bizzy gie”, always trolling

      • Guest10000000000000

        Her name is “Ashley King”,
        I no longer have respect for “Ashley King”
        Ever since she listened to the trolls and not me,
        and, most importantly,
        GOT ME BANNED FROM WII U DAILY!!!!

  • Morris ヅ

    i feel sorry for them man cos im mad pumped for this and if they didnt bring this to the U.K till next year i would have been pissed ,but theres GTA5 out on 360 to keep yo busy till then.

    hope its no later then JAN for you guys.

  • Rocco

    “And I’m proud to be an American, where I know my country has ONE”.

  • Rocco

    The Europeans that aren’t getting the Xbox One by Launch can just drive to the country that will be getting it. Plus, they High Speed Trains available which will get you there in no time. That’s what I would do!

  • Mallavol

    That’s bad.And who knows when Xbox One will be released in Czech republic, where I live…

  • Slickst3r
    • TomDobo

      Just read that post its really interesting. I didn’t know these console are so similar in terms of power and speed. Its like the ps4 never had an advantage it was just sony lying to their fans.

      • Arthur Hughes

        Sony didn’t actually lie. The trolls on the internet did. However I have said for quite some time the systems are near identical Im sure bizzy remembers those conversations.

        • TomDobo

          Bizzy just lies to make himself sound good. I know this was true about the xbox one having just as much power