Xbox One delayed until 2014 for select countries

At last June’s E3, Microsoft originally announced 21 countries would be receiving the Xbox One simultaneously.  Due to demand and Microsoft wanting a smooth launch of their new hardware, this number has now been decreased to 13.

The 13 countries set to still receive the console on a yet unannounced date in November are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand.  The remaining 11 who will have to wait till Q1 of next year are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Microsoft also sited “work to localize the Xbox One dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, and build partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country” as additional reasons to the postponement of the console this year in certain countries.