Xbox One Release Date: Microsoft to Cut Consoles Shipping from 7 Million to 6.2 Million

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
August 28, 2013|10:06 am

Microsoft may have to cut their production of the Xbox One from 7 million to 6.2 million because yield issues on the consoles components and production are slowing the company down.

The news comes after Microsoft already delayed their initial launch from 21 countries to 13.

This issue with Microsoft could significantly hurt their chances of getting off to a better start that the PS4 because of availability issues.

No official date has been released, but countries that will be getting the console are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand according to Forbes.

Other countries that were expecting first day release were Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. They will now get the console "as soon as possible," the Xbox One website said.

"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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Microsoft announced at the Gamescom conference that all Xbox One pre-orders will come with a digital copy of FIFA 14.

The console and game bundle only seems to be available for European pre-orders who make their purchase before Christmas at the moment.
Another bundle for European gamers will have the Xbox One coming with a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts, reports the Guardian.
The Xbox One will be launching sometime in November according to Microsoft.

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