Today, Microsoft announced that they are going to be decreasing the number of launch markets for the Xbox One. At E3, Microsoft stated that it will launch in 21 markets around the world. Now they are backtracking that a bit.
The Xbox One will now be releasing in 13 markets in November. They are: including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, in November.
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.
If you are in a market that is now pushed out, it’s recommended that you contact your local retailer where you placed the pre-order. But Microsoft is making your wait worth while if you are in one of those countries, you will get a pack-in game with your console if you have already pre-ordered the Xbox One.