Xbox One to only work in certain countries at launch

Majmun

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Xbox One to only work in certain countries at launch:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/pre-order-xbox-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.

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

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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
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/06/11/microsoft-plots-2014-launch-for-xbox-one-in-asia

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Xbox Support reactions from Twitter:

Check this out, and remember, if you travel, don't forget to pack you X360:

 

Katsuragi

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You should add this bit:

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.
 
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oh man that is super crappy :/ bunch of the dudes I work with in the winter are from South America and are left out of this wowowowowoowwoow
 

dab0ne

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I wonder if they're still going to try selling it in the countries that can't play it.
 
As I said in the other thread:

Well being from Portugal, this means I wouldn't be able to use their console if I bought it.

So they've just helped me decide to get the PS4.

THANKS MICROSOFT!

"By gamers for gamers" (if you have 500 dollars, a great internet connection and live in a certain country)
 

Nevasleep

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Wait, so the ping is geolocked??? HAHAHAHA - although might just be live.

Every decision they find a way to screw the consumer, just like the points scandal brewing.
 

wrowa

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Okay, what the fuck? Now you can't even import the hardware anymore? That's region-locking taken to the extreme.
 

USC-fan

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So gamers in japan cannot buy the xbone at all?

Cheapyd going have a melt down! lol hope he finds out on the podcast. lol
 

Twinduct

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So even if I wanted to buy it, I wouldn't have been able to. This is feeling like the exact opposite of the 360 launch. So many negative checkboxes ticked :/

Well so no one else would say it, sucks to be in Africa I guess ... then again Sony land here.