Microsoft has confirmed the countries that will receive the Xbox One when it launches in November. Previously, the company said that it planned to launch the console in 21 countries but now it has reevaluated the situation and will launch the console only in 13 countries. Notably, as we have previously reported, the Xbox One will not launch in India in the first wave. In fact, India is not even in the second wave as countries like Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland which were in the initial launch window will have a 2014 launch. Also Read - Windows 11 out now in “reliable” beta version, allows Dev Channel users to switchAlso Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
In fact, a previous WSJ report has cited that Microsoft plans on bringing the Xbox One to South Asian countries like India in the latter half of 2014, possibly Q4. This will also give Sony an incredible head start, which has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 launch in India will be matched with the European launch. Which basically means either Q4 of 2013 or Q1 of 2014. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
Microsoft states that it was unable to launch the console simultaneously worldwide because of the work that was required to localise Xbox Dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, bring partnerships to bring apps and meaningful localised content to each and every country.
As of now, the Xbox One will launch in November in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand.