Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that the upcoming Xbox One console will launch in November in 13 countries instead of the initially planned 21.
Microsoft had committed to a simultaneous launch in the 21 markets at the E3 gaming conference back in May. However, Microsoft now calls this an “aggressive goal,” and says it has decided to scale back those ambitions.
Consumers in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and New Zealand will still receive the console on day one, meaning sometime this November (there still is no confirmed launch date).
However, eight previously planned markets—Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland—have had their launch plans delayed to 2014.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I notice this intel clown (ybf, mamasboy amdisdeadpinhead aliases) desperate fanboy leaves out the reasons why this is. This bozo ***PURPOSLY*** did not post the whole article. This is why NO one should ever trust these punk bashers, they are ONLY here to mislead so they can make intel look good anyway they can. Unfortunately for them, it's hopeless. Intel employees are pathetic.
Google this article and you will see how this POS hides the whole story. ALWAYS double check a bashers post as they can never be trusted.
Xbox sales begin at the end of November, PS in mid December. AMD banked $150 million in profits from consoles in Q2. Stacy Rasgon pointed out that if consoles have low double digit margins, AMD has banked the profits for the first billion in sales and with sales of the consoles beginning only a month from the end of Q4, profits from consoles will be low for the remainder of 2013. And everyone knows that after the holiday season, console prices will begin to fall in Q1 2014 and AMD's console margins will also. And that is why many of the analyst dropped their price targets to $2.50 to $3.00.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Wrong: Instead of being so pessimistic - think about this - The Xbox One has only been available for pre orders in certain markets -- I believe 7 or so --- Pre-sales have far exceeded expectations. And that is why MSFT prefers to focus on a fewer markets...
Sentiment: Strong Buy