Yeah, you really could not think of more ways Microsoft could have fucked up their console if you tried. This will not fly if they sell consoles in countries where it won't work.
lol at all the people from Saudi Arabia that voted for the Xbone and now won't be able to buy it.
I wish I could see what's happening behind the scenes at Sony. They must be absolutely bewildered that Microsoft has not only given them a PR coup due to the DRM issue, but now they've effectively given Sony instant domination by default in almost every country in the world.
it's absolutely, utterly insane. Sony have already won this gen, and they technically havent done a single thing. Microsoft are being just lovely and helping them like never before.
This is most likely due to a lack of server presence outside of the listed areas rather than any sort of intentional directed hostility to the unlisted areas.