Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Aug 2013 23:03 UTC
Games

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.

And now delays. Microsoft on a roll.

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Slow moloch
by anda_skoa on Thu 15th Aug 2013 08:25 UTC
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I always find it interesting how slow such big, supposeldly international, companies adapt to changing market situations.

Like in this case assuming they still have the capabilty to launch in different EU countries at different times.

It's not like their potential Belgian customers will wait several months, forego the Christmas opportunity, etc. instead of just buying in France or Germany.

I wonder what they'll tell their Belgian, Dutch and Danish retailers when they come asking why their competitors in neighbouring countries get all the profits from what they would normally consider their customers.

"Yeah, sorry, our understanding of the European market is stuck in the 90s. This free trade thing is such a new concept, we are as surprised and shocked as you are, honestly!"

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