If you are living in the United States or Europe, you should be excited to be able to purchase your Xbox One game console this November. Many gamers in Asian countries won’t be receiving Microsoft’s latest system until late 2014 according to officials.
Microsoft rates countries in varies tiers; the United States and most European countries land in the first tier and thus will receive the Xbox One in November. Other countries like Japan won’t be receiving the unit early 2014. A list of other countries including Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and India won’t be getting the console until late 2014.
Xbox One is a gigantic launch for Microsoft and like any other project, has to be rolled out over time. The concept of countries receiving a product at different times is nothing new – it has happened with Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s PlayStation, and Nintendo’s Wii.
In regards to the above, I am sorry to say to our Asian readers that you won’t be getting the Xbox One anytime soon, but look at upside - we are going to get to do all the bug testing and you will receive a more stable system at launch.
The 21 countries that will receive Microsoft’s Xbox One in November include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russian, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Some may find it odd to hear that Japan, a country known for its technology will be receiving the console so late, but the country has never responded to the Xbox with as much warm welcome as the PlayStation and Wii have received. Even taking that into consideration, the country got the Wii U and Xbox 360 three weeks after America.
Are you in one of the countries that won’t be receiving the Xbox One until later this year?