Xbox One launching in 13 markets this November
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On Xbox Wire Microsoft has announced that 13 markets will get the Xbox One in November, those are; Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand. This is down from the initial 21 markets the company said at E3, which they say was an "aggressive goal" and that the "priority is ensuring our customers get the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available." The Xbox One will come to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, "as soon as possible" in 2014.

On the post Microsoft went on to discuss the reasons why the initial release has been lowered:

While we wish we could launch Xbox One simultaneously in these markets, there are many factors that determine the timing of specific market launches. This includes 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. We understand this will be disappointing news for our fans in the impacted countries, and we are doing everything we can to bring Xbox One to you as soon as possible next year.

Gamers can contact local retailers who they have placed pre-orders with if they have any questions, and to "show appreciation for your patience" Microsoft will include a game for those who have already pre-order an Xbox One: Day One Edition in the countries getting the console next year.

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