Submitted by Vip3r 654d ago | news

Microsoft Plots 2014 Launch for Xbox One in Asia

wsj.com writes:

"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.

Xbox One, with the Kinect motion sensor and controller
Describing it as a “staged approach” to marketing the new videogame console, Alan Bowman, Microsoft’s regional vice president for sales and marketing in Asia, said the company was working on ensuring a “great experience for customers” in the region, including offering localized content." (E3, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DVAcme  +   655d ago
I wanna see Microsoft manage to sell ONE XB1 in Japan. By the time it comes out, Sony and Nintendo will leave absolutely no wiggle-room for it.
sashimi  +   654d ago
They'll give em away at a promotion and count it as units sold lol
kparks  +   654d ago
We need to get some of this spy equipment in Russia asia and in the middle east if u ask me.. This might be the best military move we have made so far! LMFAO!
DVAcme  +   654d ago
Um, I'm in the military, and this is both a very dumb way to survey other countries and an ineffective one. If the US really meant to use the XB1 as a surveillance device, they would have made the system so attractive that everyone would want one, while right now the exact opposite is true.
kparks  +   654d ago
Yes but then it would be blatantly obvious what our plans are. Hahaha!
rainslacker  +   654d ago
The surveying isn't for spying for military gain. What DVA says is true. It'd be hard to get any real info that way. Any surveying would be for customer statistical analysis and targeted advertising. Hell MS even said as much in their reveal. There more money in that for MS than there is in selling off military secrets, and realistically more money for them than the actual console profits, or game profits.
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Blackdeath_663  +   655d ago
so sony gets a year head start in the rest of the world with a cheaper more powerful console that has no region lock. well it looks like the xbone is gonna be successful outside the US /s
Godmars290  +   655d ago
The PS4 might not launch there this year.

Then again MS apparently has no plans whatsoever of launching in Japan.
deadfrag  +   654d ago
This is very bad for people that support the xbox brand,its like microsoft is tagging them has third class citizens;its almost a racist approach! Thank god they and we the people tand contrys that dont get support for the Xbone can still count with Sony PS4.Nintendo Wii U and PC!
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Agent_hitman  +   654d ago
Better not to release it in Asia MS, it's a complete disaster anyway!..
Cueil  +   654d ago
"Plots" as if Microsoft is in their secret dungeons surrounded by their horde of evil goblins and gnolls plotting the tack over of Asia
gazgriff2k12  +   654d ago
Asians aint going to buy a box that's half the size of them lol also ps4 seems small Japanese love small
r21  +   654d ago
My whole country in SE Asia aren't even paying attention to the X1. Its all on the PS4 and Wii U it seems.

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