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Old 12-06-2013, 23:26
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Xbox One to only work in certain countries at launch:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/p...one/disclaimer

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Russia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

Xbox One games are for activation and distribution only in specified geographic regions. See game package and/or retailer product information, for each game’s specific geographic regions.

Regarding Asia

Microsoft Plots 2014 Launch for Xbox One in Asia

Asia

Asian gamers will have to wait a year longer than their American counterparts to get their hands on Microsoft’s Xbox One, which will only be available in the region in late 2014, a year after its U.S. launch this November.
The new device will only be available in select Asian markets – Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and India
Really cant think of a worse launch for a new console ever Also no mention of Japan or China which is strange
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Old 12-06-2013, 23:42
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LOL Asia have to wait an extra year?

Xbox is history over there.
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Old 12-06-2013, 23:49
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The used game market is huge in Asia so this doesn't surprise me.

To be honest the Xbox has only sold well in the USA and UK with small fan bases in rich EU countries like France and Germany. Every other territory has the Sony or Nintendo brand behind it.

So this launch does make sense, if a little limiting. But i really don't see Xbox growing so quickly into other territories, purely because the sales they get will be nothing compared to the USA and UK and bits of mainland europe which is where their current install base is and where the best internet connections are (excl asia who don't buy Xbox)
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Old 13-06-2013, 00:48
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That is hilarious. Especially the waving your right to join a class action.

Do they really think people will sell soul just to pay Halo?
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Old 13-06-2013, 07:51
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Wow, it won't even work in my country. It's a good job i'm switching to playstation.
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Old 13-06-2013, 08:46
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That is hilarious. Especially the waving your right to join a class action.

Do they really think people will sell soul just to pay Halo?
Just

There's probably something in the small print about handing over your first born too.
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Old 13-06-2013, 10:08
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oh dear, they are not thinking about Japan, are they?

But they've got Japanese publishers on board at least for now. But they won't have a fuller line-up of Japanese titles.
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Old 13-06-2013, 10:37
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That is hilarious. Especially the waving your right to join a class action.

Do they really think people will sell soul just to pay Halo?
What is this 'soul' you speak of?
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Old 13-06-2013, 14:55
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What is this 'soul' you speak of?
Soul Calibur
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Old 14-06-2013, 13:18
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To be honest the Xbox has only sold well in the USA and UK with small fan bases in rich EU countries like France and Germany. Every other territory has the Sony or Nintendo brand behind it.
Actually Brazil is becoming quite a monster market for xbox.
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Old 14-06-2013, 13:42
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The developers of The Witcher 3 won't even be able to play their own game.
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Old 14-06-2013, 13:43
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Actually Brazil is becoming quite a monster market for xbox.
Brazil is the new market for everything. They're the new China.
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Old 14-06-2013, 13:47
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Brazil is the new market for everything. They're the new China.
Can't believe it. People will never say they are nipping out for a Brazilian like they do a Chinese
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Old 14-06-2013, 13:50
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Can't believe it. People will never say they are nipping out for a Brazilian like they do a Chinese
Bem Brasil?
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Old 14-06-2013, 13:54
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Whoosh!
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Old 14-06-2013, 14:57
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It's kind of funny one of the games showcased in the MS conference was The Witcher 3 developed by a Polish company and they won't be able to play their own game in their own country on the Xbox One.
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Old 14-06-2013, 15:05
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It's kind of funny one of the games showcased in the MS conference was The Witcher 3 developed by a Polish company and they won't be able to play their own game in their own country on the Xbox One.
But they will... it will just be a staggered launch. X1 is supporting these regions, just not all at the same time. Let's wait and see how Sony deal with demand and how they roll out the PS4 because I think there's going to be some major supply/demand issues there and Europe will likely play second fiddle as usual.
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Old 14-06-2013, 15:57
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But they will... it will just be a staggered launch. X1 is supporting these regions, just not all at the same time. Let's wait and see how Sony deal with demand and how they roll out the PS4 because I think there's going to be some major supply/demand issues there and Europe will likely play second fiddle as usual.
There definitely will be some supply and demand issues. MS will have plenty of supply but little demand
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Old 14-06-2013, 16:12
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There definitely will be some supply and demand issues. MS will have plenty of supply but little demand
Tee hee
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Old 14-06-2013, 23:37
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That is hilarious. Especially the waving your right to join a class action.

Do they really think people will sell soul just to pay Halo?
Like it or not, currently the Xbox one has more exclusives lined up than the PS4.
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Old 15-06-2013, 00:27
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Like it or not, currently the Xbox one has more exclusives lined up than the PS4.
More exclusives were shown at E3 by MS but Sony have twice as many exclusives currently in production for the PS4 from 1st party studios than MS do for the X1.
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Old 15-06-2013, 01:03
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Sorry how is this an issue?

Like any electronic device launch companies only start selling in certain countries to begin with, they never do a worldwide launch. No different here.
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Old 15-06-2013, 05:59
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Really cant think of a worse launch for a new console ever Also no mention of Japan or China which is strange
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_launch
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Old 15-06-2013, 10:34
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Sorry how is this an issue?

Like any electronic device launch companies only start selling in certain countries to begin with, they never do a worldwide launch. No different here.
It is different as the XBone won't work in countries not listed. You'd be buying a dud. So yeah, it's totally different.
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Old 15-06-2013, 10:44
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Sorry how is this an issue?

Like any electronic device launch companies only start selling in certain countries to begin with, they never do a worldwide launch. No different here.
How about the fact that Poland puts out a fair few video games for consoles, so they should be a country with support from day one. Some of the countries from day one don't even do anything for the consoles, yet the ones that do are left out. It's a bit of a kick in the teeth as they may feel they are being overlooked even with all they do.
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