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Xbox One not hitting delayed regions until Q3 2014?

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Unlucky territories could end up facing a ten month delay.

As you may recall, Microsoft announced the delay of Xbox One's launch in eight territoriesback in August.

Since then there has been no word when these countries (Russia, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark) would be getting their official launch, but Gamereactor has now learned from trusted sources - the same ones that told us of the original delay before it became official - that they could be in for a longer wait than expected.

In fact, we're told Xbox One won't launch in the Nordics until the third quarter of 2014. Given a launch in July or the first half of August is unlikely, these countries are looking at a nine to ten month delay compared to the original November launch this year in other territories.

We have no confirmation on whether the other four countries mentioned above are looking at a similar launch date to the Nordics, and it remains unclear what this could mean to other territories (Japan comes to mind). The delay may mean Microsoft is either struggling with supply, or localisation is proving a massive challenge.

In the meantime Xbox One units will continue to be imported by hardcore fans in these countries and with PlayStation 4 already launched weeks ago in Nordics, Microsoft will be facing a uphill struggle when it comes to competing with Sony for marketshare.

http://www.gamereactor.eu/news/102544/Source%3A+Xbox+One+hitting+delayed+regions+Q3+2014/



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Other possible reason: focus on USA



PS4 leads Xbone 3.5:1 in Spain, imagine when Xbone launches in countries that have the PS4 for nearly a year....



That's a long time. I can see that they want to release it right before christmas kicks in, but it will give Sony a serious footing.



DAT production.



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Or just that releasing in july or august is completely retarded... worst time to launch a product in almost any sector of activity....

It's either q1 q2 or q4.... and nothing against our Scandinavian friends but those are very small markets anyway...



No yield issues confirmed! *scnr*



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And people still doubt Microsoft have problems of producing the same number of units like Sony...It's obvious Microsoft is sacrificing other markets to have similar stock like Sony in USA, UK, etc.

To put an example, if Sony have 2 million produced and decided to put 1 million in USA and UK, Microsoft had 1 million and decided to put 800k in those territories too. People will react believing PS4 and Xbox One have similar numbers, but that's not the true story. Sony is just reserving a lot of the ps4 produced for Japan and the rest of Asia (and other european countries where Xbox One isn't launching), while Microsoft is just focusing their stock in USA and UK.

PD: The numbers used, are only examples.



what??? like production will be an issue in q2 &3... production in 2014 is not the issue... march april may or sept octobre or novembre is the best spots with sept oct nov being the best.... either titanfall launch or halo or other next year big title for the holiday season makes complete sense



endimion said:
what??? like production will be an issue in q2 &3... production in 2014 is not the issue... march april may or sept octobre or novembre is the best spots with sept oct nov being the best.... either titanfall launch or halo or other next year big title for the holiday season makes complete sense

Production is a issue for MS since release... that is the reason for them delayed in some countries... that is the reason for them not launch in these countries in Jan-Mar for example.

While in the other planet they are launch for every single country before March 2014.