Australia and New Zealand unaffected by Xbox One European delay

Leigh Harris
Australia and New Zealand unaffected by Xbox One European delay

A select few countries in Europe have been unlucky enough to have their Xbox One launch date pushed back until early 2014.

Fortunately for us, Australia and New Zealand aren't going to suffer as a result.

The reasons for the delay are about 'ensuring our customers get the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available', which translates roughly to the hardware simply not being either of the quality or quantity Microsoft need for it to be ready to launch.

Microsoft has admitted that its 21 launch territories for November this year was 'ambitious', and noted that it was work around localising the dashboard, voices and other languages as well as partnerships with apps and other services.

The countries affected are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Noway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Check out MCV UK for the full statement from Microsoft.

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Tags: Microsoft , Hardware , delay , Xbox One

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