Xbox One Pre Order: Day One Edition Sold Out, Standard Delayed Until Christmas

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By Justin Sarachik , Christian Post Reporter
October 1, 2013|3:28 pm

Microsoft's Xbox One Day One edition and standard edition console are officially sold out everywhere, so gamers may not be able to get their hands on the new console until December.

States Chronicle reported on rumors that the second batch of consoles may not be ready until Dec. 31.

The Day One edition will include the Kinect sensor, chat headset, HDMI cable, Xbox One controller with a special monogram, and a special Day One achievement on the Xbox One itself for $499.

The standard console with include all of that minus the monogram and achievement for the same price.

Large electronic retailers such as Best Buy, Toys R' Us, Gamestop, and even Microsoft's own site are not even offering pre-orders at this time.

Microsoft previously cut the number of countries they were launching the console on in order to combat shortages, but the demand was still too high.

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One of the reasons why the Xbox One will not be available to the original 21 countries as promised was because of the time it takes for all the newer features to be translated into various languages.

Albert Penello, Microsoft's Director of Marketing, said the systems would be "worldwide signed," meaning anyone from any country could buy an Xbox One.

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland were all cut from the launch date.

"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," Microsoft posted on their site.

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