Xbox One

The Xbox One was originally announced to be launching in 21 markets in November, but Microsoft has now revealed that eight European countries will see the launch of the next-gen console pushed back to 2014. The company has stated that it's committed to getting the Xbox One to affected markets "as soon as possible" next year. So which countries are affected?

Should you reside in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, or Switzerland you'll be affected by the news. The console will now launch in 13 countries in November: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, US, and New Zealand. 

Why the delay? Microsoft didn't reveal much in its blog post, but it's noted there are "many factors" leading to the decision to delay the launch. These include localised Xbox One dashboard support, additional voice and languages, as well as app partnerships in said markets. Fear not if you've already pre-ordered the console and will have to wait until 2014 as Microsoft will provide a "pack-in game" when the Xbox One finally launches. 

Source: Xbox, via: The Verge