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Xbox One Pre-Order Product Information- Xbox One to only work in certain countries at launch

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. (Xbox One)

Update With online check-ins a requirement for the machine, attempting to play a unit in an unsupported country will either be impossible or require some sort of IP-altering technical wizardry.
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a_bro  +   973d ago
so wait, does that mean, if i buy the system from a country that's not listed here, it wont work regardless cause its connected to XBL with the always online? LMAO
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dedicatedtogamers  +   973d ago
But but but always online is the future, bro! THE FUTURE (of excluding gamers based on their geography)!

I told you, Microsoft!
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abzdine  +   973d ago | Well said
This is a disaster!! Microsoft just commited suicide for good!
And let's admit everyone has internet at home and Live subscription, imagine if Live gets hacked one day, no one can play??

Guys, Greatness awaits

EDIT: you who disagree, man up and say why!
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nix  +   973d ago
every xbox news should precede with this little warning:
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Why o why  +   973d ago
Wish I coulda commented on that when you put it up. Good points, Good read

On this topic....


Harakiri fail

MikeMyers or Foxgod will come and clear this up real soon...dont you worry ¬_¬

I dont usually do this.......
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Catoplepas  +   973d ago
This will make a lot more sense when Microsoft announce their new director of operations; Mr. Haz Kirai.

First up on Kirai's agenda, the X1 will only operate if you have a certain blood type. 24 hour periodic checks will of course be required.
a_bro  +   973d ago

At least forest gump was self aware of the actions he was taking. This is worse than simple jack.
abzdine  +   973d ago
i really hope Sony would come up with another troll video about this just like the sharing one! Notice they called it "1.Sharing of games".. i'm so much looking forward to part 2!!!!!!

Greatness awaits
Koyes  +   973d ago
Microsoft's grave seems to reach the centre of the earth now, that's how deep they've been digging
dedicatedtogamers  +   973d ago
Heads up!

Jim Sterling (Destructoid) just reported that not only does the XBox One require an internet connection (we already knew that), but it requires a 1.5 MBPS minimum speed.
karl  +   973d ago
Actually u have 24hrs from the moment u open the box
kneon  +   973d ago

Are you sure about that? I thought I read that it was 1.5MB of data per day, not connection speed.

Maybe the connection speed is the minimum to make the cloud computing viable.
user5575708  +   973d ago
lol theyre not even making an attempt at the japanese market this time around cuz its not filled in
nosferatuzodd  +   973d ago
ha ha h very good man
aCasualGamer  +   972d ago
"Requires broadband internet (ISP fees apply), a Microsoft account and an account on Xbox Live in an Xbox One-supported Xbox Live country/region, and 720p or higher HDMI-compatible TV. To receive live TV via broadcast or cable, supported receiver device (television tuner or cable/satellite set top box) with HDMI output and HDMI cable required (all sold separately).

Additional subscriptions, internet speed and/or requirements apply for some features.

Kinect Sensor for Xbox One (included) and periodic system software updates required for continued use; significant updates may be required during set-up and over time (ISP fees apply).

Some games not transferable and have no resale value; restrictions on games usage apply.

Games, Kinect and accessories made for Xbox 360 or original Xbox will not work with Xbox One.

Xbox One system software uses a significant amount of storage; less internal storage will be available to users. 500 GB = 500 billion bytes.

You must accept Xbox Terms of Use (including Xbox software terms and game license terms), Microsoft Services Agreement, and Xbox One 1-year limited warranty. Some games have additional license terms.

Terms include binding arbitration with class action waiver to resolve disputes.
Additional requirements will apply."


Only supported in:

New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States

...I can say, without a doubt in my mind, Microsoft have shot themselves in the foot. They've basically alienated a big portion of the gamers in the PAL regions and Japan. Wow!

Sony have won without a doubt.
AsimLeonheart  +   972d ago
Looks like MS has gone mad. I do not know what they were thinking designing such a product. How can they expect this thing to sell with so many restrictions? A customer would need a highly detailed instructional manual with all the do's and dont's to play this thing. Maybe MS will publish the manual after the console release and make money from that as well. Free manuals with a product are also hurting the industry, you know. ;-)
badz149  +   972d ago
my little country is not supported
meh...not gonna come close to it within a mile radius anyway let alone touch the damn thing!
NewMonday  +   972d ago
just when I thought $499 was the last surprise MS could spring
a_bro  +   973d ago
jokes aside, wouldnt they want to sell as many systems as they can so that they can increase their install base and get that steady flow of games from 3rd party developers?

this always online joke limits them from doing so.
bonafide732  +   973d ago
apparently not this is kinda ridiculous that they doing this
andibandit  +   973d ago

Yes i guess thats where they are headed with all this tv bs. Get the non gamers, drop the core games. I hope they fail and come back with some sense the generation after.
maniacmayhem  +   972d ago
Has anyone noticed Japan isn't on the list or am I missing something?

I mean the rest of the countries they have listed are pretty big in terms of the gaming market but they seriously left out one of the biggest gaming nation on the list.

Did they just give up on Japan or can I not read in alphabetical order?
majiebeast  +   973d ago
Most hilarious thing Witcher 3 made in Poland cant be played in Poland. Dead rising 3 made by Japanese publisher cant be played in Japan.

Remember you could play the console you buy everywhere yeah Microsoft doesnt. Dont support this piece of junk. I wonder if it comes with an American flag pattern.
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Testfire  +   973d ago
I agree, but don't bring nationalities into this. I'm American and I love my country and I hope you love yours too. MS DOES NOT represent America, they only represent themselves. Don't let the media and greedy corporations give you a bad of every American, it's not right.
Testfire  +   973d ago
I agree, but don't bring nationalities into this. I'm American and I love my country and I hope you love yours too. MS DOES NOT represent America, they only represent themselves. Don't let the media and greedy corporations give you a bad impression of every American, it's not right.
Brazz  +   973d ago
Witcher 3 is comming to PS4 too.
But yeah! you are right!
Hell! This thing is strange, this make me think that Xbox live now locks you to your country! Think this!
Why would they do this explanation of "don't work in this country" if i can buy a xbox in Portugal and use live brazil, USA, UK, ...?
Does this mean that if i buy a "brazilian Xbox" i will need to stick whit "brazil xbox live" that is centurys apart to "USA Live" (fact, USA live is the best Xbox live in the world!)!!!
This can mean deep shit for Microsoft!!!!
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Kaneda  +   972d ago
Japan gamers didn't even buy Xbox and Dead Rising last gen.

Japan is not even a big region for M$. 67 people agreed with you are even dumbers!
Brazz  +   973d ago
My God! Microsoft Stop this! This is sucide! Stop killing yourself!!!

Edit: If China lift the market barrier MS will regret this! hell! they will Curse this decision forever!!
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badz149  +   972d ago
you can easily get PS3 and 360 in China
and they work just fine especially with PS3 where you can just open a PSN account at other countries..HK would be the closest.

with this new MS policy, only PS4 can continue to be used in China for the time being.
fermcr  +   973d ago
Dam... doesn't work in Portugal... and I was going to buy four Xbox One's. /s

The more i see from the Xbox One... the more i think, WHAT A GREAT FU**UP made by Microsoft.
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amiga-man  +   972d ago
Despite all the DRM and other crap you still wanted one?

It took them actually stopping you being able to use it in your country before you decided against it,

WOW just WOW

Sorry just noticed the Sarcasm, but seriously anyone interested in this sorry excuse for a console wants their heads examining.
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Blackdeath_663  +   973d ago
it will only play games in those 21 countries at launch and tv services will only be available for the US. other countries can still watch blu-ray vids but that's about it.
KrisButtar  +   973d ago
"tv services will only be available for the US. other countries can still watch blu-ray vids but that's about it."

Canadians usually gets lumped in with the US with a lot services(PSN,XBL)think they will get the TV services as well?
Blackdeath_663  +   973d ago
your guess is as good as mine. i would say canada and uk will be the first to get the tv thing i don't even know what to call it anymore you will basically be able to use the tv you already have with the kinect for whatever reason.
Foliage  +   973d ago
You could just turn off the xbox one and use your television regularly; or not buy it at all. No need to wait for an xbox one to turn your television on; just use the power button you already own. Save your $500.
T2  +   972d ago
@KrisButtr - not a chance Canada is included in the TV service on day one. We have this thing called the CRTC which is our television police and they deal on all licensing rights... basically a certain channel is allowed a monopoly on any show for a certain time. We didn't even have "family guy" on netflix for the first 3 years ... finally got it now. you would be amazed how few countries will have any TV service from XBL.
Gildarts  +   973d ago
Uhm these are the major markets for Xbox.

You think PS4 will launch in every single country on the same day?
Sharius  +   973d ago
no, it only launch in certain country.... but it'll be import to every corner of the world

while xbone limit that with their belove super region-lock
OrangePowerz  +   973d ago
Probably not, but people can import a PS4 and play the games in any country :)
longcat  +   973d ago
That avatar.... it may be time
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Foliage  +   973d ago
PS4 is completely region free and does not require you to check in every single day you touch it.

PS4 is not restricted out of any spot on the planet.

I wonder how long before foreign developers drop support for a console that their family can't play their games on in their region? Some of my proudest moments developing games is getting my loved ones to play them.
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   973d ago
I'm truly shock Mattrick other comment about buying xbox 360 if you want online not in the top news.
sags79  +   973d ago
Indeed. MS's attitude for this next generation seems to be clearly the much maligned "Deal with it".
alb1899  +   973d ago
It just means that you can't watch a movie because country's laws but with time it will be abalible.
That happens with the 360 too in my country.
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alb1899  +   972d ago
i cant rent movies from psn ether in my country.
You guys make from everything a big problem and more if comes from Microsoft.
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Fil101  +   973d ago
LMAO I honestly didn't think xbone could sink any lower.
andibandit  +   973d ago
They couldnt, but somehow ms has managed to bend the fabric of space
Foliage  +   973d ago
They also then announced that your current Micro points will expire in a year; during the conversion to their new system.

Just when you thought they had no feet left to shoot...

Just wait until word spreads further about the manufacturing troubles Microsoft is having with the xbox one; trying to rush it to compete with the Playstation deadline. Overheating issues when your electronic device has a fan that large; is definitely a horrible sign.

They also are having issues with low eSRAM manufacturing yields.

Rumours are quickly spreading that the GPU will have to be downgraded. Making the PS4 GPU not only 2x stronger as the current released specs depict; but actually 3x stronger.

That's just insane.

PS4 on average has made 60 units available to major retailers (projected estimates; to gauge how many pre-orders to take in); xbox one has only guaranteed 6. They then pump their chests claiming they are "selling out". With only 6 units; I sure hope they would be. The elephant in the room is that PS4 is selling out faster; with 10x the units anticipated at launch.

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ProudGamer  +   973d ago
Florida isn't highlighted.
SegataSanshiro  +   973d ago
that is a cuban territory, didn't you see the map? no Xbox on cuba
GraveLord  +   973d ago
Actually it won't be sold in those countries not listed there at all. What this means is that if you take your console to a different country that's not listed there, it won't work even if you are connected tot he internet.

Think of it as a Super Region Lock.
sags79  +   973d ago
If what you say is true... good lord.

I sure hope SONY doesn't do something similar. I would like to keep using my "fake US" PSN account to pay and buy games.

I mean, even if they do, since the console won't need to check online I could just settle for single players games as a WORST case scenario.
Sevir  +   973d ago
The PS4 is Not region locked and they already confirmed that their system
doesn't come with any of those restrictions so why hope when Every one of the Sony Computer entertainment execs say that the system works everywhere with zero limitations to how you game...

The xbox one is the most draconic gaming console ever conceived and I feel terrible for the ones who buys into this kind of thing! To think Capcom gave MS an exclusive and the game cant play in japan... FF fans who buy KH3 and FF15 cant play in japan... LORD

MS committed harakiri a million times over with this move.

Who's the idiot who pushed this for MS's games division when the 360 was such a smashing success with the gamers? Good luck Greenpowerz!!!
humbleopinion  +   972d ago
Xbox 360 has the exact same Live policy, and guess what? It works pretty well everywhere in the world - just punch in an American address in your gamertag.
Mike134nl  +   973d ago
At least consumers in some european countries won't have to wait a month for it to launch in europe like with xb360
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MRMagoo123  +   973d ago
no some will have to wait a year or some actually never get it lol
Cuzzo63  +   973d ago
Lol... WTF.... Where is Greenpowerz when M$ needs em tha most...
JackBNimble  +   973d ago
he is in his mama's basement curled up in the fetal position.
MestreRothN4G  +   972d ago
Funny double bubble.
Cuzzo63  +   973d ago
Tultras  +   973d ago
My country.. Isn't even registered on Xbox live, does that mean that we won't be able to play it?
MRMagoo123  +   973d ago
yes its means you wont be able to use the xbone at all unless you just want an expensive bluray player. buuuuut then again i have a feeling you will have to sign up to even use the xbone at start up for the first time.
alb1899  +   972d ago
is not true, you can play but you wont be able to use the movies and sports services like the 360 an PSN SONY
ramiuk1  +   972d ago
it does mean that correct,just get a ps4 and support a company that deserves your cash
Rayansaki  +   973d ago
It will work, you just won't be able to play any games, and potentially log into XBL. But you can do everything else...
T2  +   972d ago
everything else but play games and log into XBL? LOL bubble up that's hilarious
SonyPS4  +   973d ago
Man this is only getting worse and worse.
gedapeleda  +   972d ago
It might be that. But peeps from my country just choose whatever country on the list (ussually uk) when creating a live account. And live still works perfect.

"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." I think if you buy games from 2nd region (eu) you need to activate it in an account that's registered in a 2nd region country.
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Prcko  +   973d ago
So if i buy xbox one i won't be able to use it rofl
this is just ridiculous
Microsoft- Nintendo- Sony
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KwietStorm  +   973d ago
SpinalRemains  +   973d ago
And they will no doubt continue to take your gold sub money automatically like they do to deceased soldiers.

This is truly epic in awful.
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   973d ago
lol after a long day at work im having a blast with these gifs you guys are posting.F U Giand cancer(microsoft)
waltercross  +   972d ago
Noticed how smart Sony was, He was hanging on the whole time LOL
LostDjinn  +   973d ago
Japan is missing from the list of countries that Xbone will work in at launch.

I wonder if they'll roll it out later or just give Japan away.
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a_bro  +   973d ago
they already gave it away regardless if it launched later.

no one wants restrictions, besides, if the PS4 costs $400 US Dollars here, its pretty much going to be a tad bit cheaper over there.
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Vip3r  +   973d ago
Lets face it, the PS4 is gonna dominate Japan. Just like the PS3.
Lovable  +   973d ago
I believe I heard somewhere that MS is still deciding on the release date for Japan. Though tbh, Xboxone won't sell at all in Japan.

Good thing for JRPG lovers like me though, since JRPG will mostly be directed to Japanese audience, that means no more exclusivity to Xboxone console. PS4 will hog all the JRPGs for sure.
SonyPS4  +   973d ago
Might as well forget about Japan. The first two systems didn't do any good there, how would you think the One would? Even Japan has internet better suited for this "online" console than us westerners do.
T2  +   972d ago
the only reason I could see for MS to even set foot in Japan would be for pride. I can't imagine they could ever turn a profit there. Even spending money on advertising would be like burning money there.
majiebeast  +   973d ago
Half of Europe is missing.
abzdine  +   973d ago
if not more!
but if you look at middle east and africa it's all HUGE PlayStation markets.
MS are trying to secure some good markets, but the way they are doing it makes no sense, i wonder if they are payed to come up with crap strategies like this one

Greatness awaits
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T2  +   972d ago
I wonder now more than ever if they just have hardware shortages that they anticipate, and this is a way to keep consoles going to the U.S. and have a valid excuse... Most gamestops only reserve 6 Xbone, that is not a lot of consoles.
Vip3r  +   973d ago
IP blocking then?

Smooth move Microsoft, smooth move.
Prcko  +   973d ago
are you ready for super-region lock!
MysticStrummer  +   973d ago
Nation lock.

Very next gen.

; )
andibandit  +   973d ago
Ready for
Region-timelimit-drm-connecti on-internetspeed, lock
wenaldy  +   973d ago
M$ only cares about Murica!!

"Some games not transferable and have no resale value; restrictions on games usage apply."
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Kevlar009  +   973d ago
PS4 is region free
brettyd  +   973d ago
How is this possible? this is a joke.
DVAcme  +   973d ago | Well said


Are the XBox Ones made by child laborers?? Do they solder the components with baby seal blood?? Is the operating system powered by the soul of a raped newborn??

JEEZ, it's like they're trying to nuke the entire company to the ground!! Is there some kind of bet going on here or something?!

And no one can say this is trolling, this comes from Microsoft's official site!

Edit: Oh, and Guam, American Samoa and Puerto Rico are not on the list. Three US territories with natural-born US citizens and we can't fucking play the system.

Well, since Microsoft apparently doesn't care about me, I'll just say this in Spanish since they won't care what I say: Microsoft, eres la compañia de juegos mas mierdera, egoista y malvada del planeta. Espero que todos estos errores hagan que te caigas y nunca te vuelvas a levantar.
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OrangePowerz  +   973d ago
Bubble for you Sir :)
SegataSanshiro  +   973d ago
A si es mi amigo, son unos putos hijos de su putisima madre. Se los va a cargar la verga bien bonito cuando vean que no todo el mundo tiene internet y devuelvan ese puto pisapapel de 500 dolares y se compren un ps4 y unos juegos por menos. Esto es otra crisis de RRoD esperando a suceder.

That's right my Ng4 fanboys Segata Sanshiro speaks Spanish, he can do anything. Never doubt the power of the Saturn
DVAcme  +   973d ago
I feel blessed that the honorable Segata Sanshiro graced me with his presence and agrees with me! *bows*
badz149  +   972d ago
those child labor won't even be able to play the Xbone because their country is unsupported!
longcat  +   973d ago
good gets worse

edit: i'm going to have to watch someone else play halo now......good god wtf? i bought three 360s..this is the thanks i get?
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T2  +   972d ago
yup, as microsoft execs said themselves "keep playing your three 360's".

#dealwithit - microsoft style.
famoussasjohn  +   973d ago
So many facepalms. How is this even possible?
longcat  +   973d ago
not enough facepalms on the internet for this
KwietStorm  +   973d ago
You can't make this stuff up at this point. This is like 36 turnovers in the first half, no in the layup drills.
sway_z  +   973d ago
Does this mean Microsoft are preparing a slow roll out of Xbox One?

Won't limiting availability in this way affect potential sales?

Almost half the World is missing???...I'm trying to make sense of what Microsoft are doing?

*My head hurts ;/
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MRMagoo123  +   973d ago
actually some of the regions wont be getting xbone at all and some have to wait a year including asia
solidworm  +   973d ago
Can this pile of junk get any worse? Probably.
Minato-Namikaze  +   973d ago
It can always get worse, lol.
Mikelarry  +   973d ago
yup if you read the requirements one of them states "additional requirements will apply" you know its not gonna be good
saint_seya  +   973d ago
Ms showed us, no matter what, it always can get worse.
Sadly for those who are fans of 360 and love halo, forza, and a gears, MS killing the brand.
I may no like xbox, but ik i would feel bad if sony was doing this, so to those who are truly game fans of those franchises (not corporation fans) and love those games, i really sry.
vitullo31  +   973d ago
i love halo and forza and gears of war 1 was incredible at launch for the 360 i played the hell out of it... until i got ps3 and stopped paying for live and i'm definitly NOT buying an xbox one even if i have to live without those games.. this will be the first gen i dont buy all three systems
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sags79  +   973d ago
Agree with Saint. I'm not an Xbox player but I know friends in my country who won't touch a PS even if their lives depended on it.

If they suddenly weren't able to enjoy their favorite franchises because of something like this...
MestreRothN4G  +   972d ago
Wait until they tell us which retailers will be the ones to fix the price of used games.
Since, no, it is not up to the player to choose the price anymore...

Or when they clarify the 'fee' for used games.
SIRHC13  +   973d ago
silvacrest  +   973d ago all of africa, asia, south america other then brazil and some parts of euro are a dead zone for the xbone???

WTF? microsoft throwing away the next generation confirmed?
andibandit  +   973d ago
It's problably because the xbone is so large, the shipping expenses makes it unfeasible in terms of economy
Mikelarry  +   973d ago
another blow to the xobx one. and yet some fans will rush in to defend this system. it just keeps getting worse
first1NFANTRY  +   973d ago
the fans look just as ridiculous as M$ themselves. how this is even possible is beyond comprehension.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   973d ago

As advanced as the Xbox One is they couldn't do a simple offline feature, pathetic.
Mikelarry  +   973d ago
you mean "rocket science stuff"
Cryptcuzz  +   973d ago
Hey maybe they can use the power of cloud processing to enable offline features.

waltercross  +   972d ago
It's sad really, XBO has some pretty cool Tech, But It's Like a Child playing with a solar powered car, MS Has no Idea what to do with it.
arabiensoldier  +   973d ago
MestreRothN4G  +   972d ago
GrumpyOla  +   973d ago
Well.... I'm speechless..
retrofly  +   973d ago
The decision just keeps getting easier and easier.
sway_z  +   973d ago
I'm sorry you feel that way fellow gamer. I am with you and everyone else who feels let down.

>I honestly mean this with complete sincerity...

What Microsoft is doing is a travesty to loyal Xbox 360 owners and the gaming industry as a whole.

I could never have imagined any given Company could get it so wrong.

It's downright disgraceful!!
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Mikelarry  +   973d ago
i hear you. its like i am dreaming someone pinch me. i just cannot see how ms can get it so wrong. they havent just veered left they have gone out of this universe in the wrong direction
longcat  +   973d ago
technically, theres nothing left to decide for some of us

did MS buy shares in sony or something?
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NewDilemma  +   973d ago
an to think that they were going for a billion sales..sad
famoussasjohn  +   973d ago
Billion sales was for next gen as a whole, that includes PS4, Xbox One and Wii-U. It wasn't just the Xbox One.
JeromeNtheHouse  +   973d ago
<sigh> jus one after another huh Microsoft?
MRMagoo123  +   973d ago
so with the xbones 400 sales the wii u and ps4 have to take up the slack and sell 999,999,600 between them ?
OSIRUSSS  +   973d ago
Well its left up to Sony to do the heavy lifting to get to that number!
rainslacker  +   973d ago
I have a feeling that both Nintendo and Sony are going to benefit greatly from MS complete botching of this system.

I know they're going for a different market, but unless they have a few aces up their sleeve and give this thing away, I can't imagine it's going to get a large enough install base to really push quality 3rd party content on it.

This leaves the door open for Nintendo and Sony to really stomp all over MS. Nintendo may struggle a bit more because of the PS4's low price. But it seems the target audience of MS isn't going to bite into a $500 console.

MS may have some deals set up with cable providers though, it's the only way I can see the price of the X1 making must be subsidized. That's one reason cell phones cost so much, just because almost everyone gets them on contract, not because the hardware is particularly expensive to make. This method is the only way I can see their system getting a significant install base in the short term.
1lawrence  +   973d ago
xbox one wont work without xbox live wow y bother microsoft thats 560 without taxes just to play the damn thing
Brazz  +   973d ago
i can't belive how wrong MS is doing things!!!!
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Gravitic  +   973d ago
The best countries in Europe have evidently by chosen:D
G20WLY  +   972d ago
Well, in MS opinion at least...
Sideras  +   973d ago
I can believe they are f-ing this much. Who's the idiot makinng all these descisions? It's downright retarded.
bonafide732  +   973d ago
Thats what im wondering whos making these decisions?
Mikelarry  +   973d ago
its our double agent phil harrison, destroy the enemy from within well done agent (in crackdown announcer voice)
vitullo31  +   973d ago
it has to be there is no other explanation... other than stupidity i dunno? it goes beyond that at this point
Serg  +   973d ago
I am not kidding, this is the only thing that would make sense, nothing else makes even the slightest bit of sense as to why they are doing all this. This is the company that made people worship a console with a 33% failure rate and now they seem to have forgotten how to tie their shoe laces? I don't buy it, something is way off, I simply can not believe somebody would be that stupid.
rainslacker  +   973d ago
Maybe he gets a commission off of each PS4 sold in secret...well played Sony.
andibandit  +   973d ago
I have deduced that a magic 8-ball, is behind these decisions
nix  +   973d ago
the whole of china and india is missing. that's like the 2/3rd of the population. lol.

and this... "Some games not transferable and have no resale value; restrictions on games usage apply."

ugh.. is every news that's coming out from MS, be it executive's interview or PR release, getting worse and worse? i can just see them spiralling and spiralling down right before my eyes... so sad.
Narutone66  +   973d ago
Better make sure you have your PS4 pre-ordered, I have a hunch that supply is going to be tight comes Holiday season.
Campy da Camper  +   973d ago
This holiday season? I preordered mine today at GS and they sold out an hour later. The entire region is almost sold out...after 3 days. Good luck getting one at Christmas!
sway_z  +   973d ago
You have to assume...somebody, somewhere in the Bowels of Microsoft know's what they're doing....

Otherwise, it's complete and utter lunacy!
sags79  +   973d ago
Wait... so, let's say in live in one of the South American countries NOT tinted green (which I do): can't I create a US account and use a X1?

I concede that even my console of choice (PS3) doesn't allow to create accounts selecting my country, BUT I CAN (and have for the last generation) create a "fake" US account and enjoy everything PS3 has to offer.

I sure hope X1 can allow this, because if not, this is an incredibly silly move.
silvacrest  +   973d ago
like someone here already mentioned, they will probably lock the grey regions by IP

the method you described seems to simple but the way microsoft are conducting themselves, who knows, it might work
sags79  +   973d ago
I have already posted the question to a couple of friends of mine who own 360s, but it would be interesting to know if 360s have followed the same norms for the past few years. They do have "US" accounts so...

SONY also does some IP blocking, however the only thing I can tell you for sure they block is their movie store. I can't buy or access that with my fake "US" account. However I CAN access the games section and, provided I can get the funds via pre-paid cards, can even BUY games from PSN.
rageus  +   973d ago
Movies and shows are region locked due to licensing restrictions I believe. I also have a fake UK account but since we don't normally get netflix and lovefilm I can't access those even with my fake account. Games work like a charm though and thats all that matters.
MRMagoo123  +   973d ago
From what i have read evidence suggests you wont be able to use the xbone in a region it is not supported in yet, a guy asked on the MS site if he buys an xbone in poland and signs up with a uk account will he be able to play games and stuff MS said no its in this link
Reborn  +   973d ago
Microsoft needs to adjust its stance asap. However, doesn't look at all likely.

Day one sales will indeed be an interesting discussion.
famoussasjohn  +   973d ago
Snow ball effect. It lost it's footing when they went insane with their restrictions.
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