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Rumor: Xbox One reaching delayed regions Q3 2014 – SA 2015?

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Remember when Microsoft was also going to launch the Xbox One in countries such as Russia, Scandinavia and the Benelux area? Well, it appears that they may be waiting even longer for the console – but what does that mean for us?

Gamereactor were the ones who first learned that there would be a delay, before it became official. Now they’re reporting that those countries could be in for a longer wait. Most people imaged that the console would ship to them in Q1 2014. If it’s delayed until Q2, it would be a bad time to launch in the Nordic countries, considering the severity of their winters. So, if Microsoft is struggling to localize the Xbox One for Sweden, Norway and Finland, it makes sense that we might see a delay like this.

That said, if these countries are delayed until Q3 2014, what does this mean for the other delayed countries, let alone the rest of the world? Is it simply a matter of localization, or is Microsoft struggling to manufacture the Xbox Ones? The longer people are forced to wait for local launches, the more likely they are to simply buy the other next generation console – PS4 managed a more universal launch, what is the holdup on Xbox One?

Here in South Africa, we have yet to receive any word on a release date. Rumors were circulating that it might be March, July or October of next year. Well, that’s not too helpful considering it’s all pure speculation. However, adding to that speculation, if the originally announced countries are only going to get consoles in Q3 2014, it’s hard to imagine us getting them any sooner.

Plenty of people are importing their consoles, looking to get their hands on the Xbox One. Will this affect demand when Xbox One eventually lands on our shores? Will the delay just give us all time to save up for the console’s arrival?

Last Updated: December 11, 2013

73 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    December 11, 2013 at 09:19

    Hopefully they will cheaper by the too!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      December 11, 2013 at 09:40

      I’m sure. I’m hoping that Microsoft drops the price by mid year, and then another price drop towards November (in time for Black Friday 2014) (Fuck if Pachter can make predictions then why can’t I?). Which means when we get it, late 2014 to mid 2015 (the latest), the price should be pretty decent.

      Also, by then the cloud would have been fully realised, and I’ll be able to play Dead Rising and Quantum Break like the end of level boss that I am (packet of Dorritos in my lap, while a mountain dew fizzes in a cup)

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        December 11, 2013 at 09:42

        Then may have my money!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          December 11, 2013 at 09:43

          Yes, but as my personal praise singer, you’re probably not going to get paid in “real money”. I only barter for services these days. ๐Ÿ˜› heheheeh!

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  2. FoxOneZA

    December 11, 2013 at 09:19

    Bleh…just rumor mongering. I won’t read into thus much.

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    • iAmWeasel

      December 11, 2013 at 11:23

      Correct… Microsoft will grace us filthy 3rd worlders with the xbone whenever it’s suitably convenient for them.. who are we to question and doubt??

      Reply

  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    December 11, 2013 at 09:20

    All this time I was joking about “xbone is South Africa from 2018″… damn… didn’t think I’d be right.

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    • FoxOneZA

      December 11, 2013 at 09:38

      #ThirdWorldProblems

      Reply

  4. oVg

    December 11, 2013 at 09:22

    R8999 for 50% of the American features. No thanks.

    Reply

    • oVg

      December 11, 2013 at 09:23

      Naaaa lets bring supply and demand in, round it off to R9999.

      Reply

      • oVg

        December 11, 2013 at 09:25

        R9999 I want all the games to be far superior to the competition. 4K please.

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        • oVg

          December 11, 2013 at 09:26

          OOOoooops I forgot, people are not buying it for the games.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 11, 2013 at 09:39

            for TV!

          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:42

            and sports

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 11, 2013 at 09:42

            oh and for kinect to be spied on.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:44

            Well if you believe Hollywood, then they can simply switch on the front camera on your phone or laptop if they really wanted to do that.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 11, 2013 at 09:46

            I am sure they can if they want to, perhaps not so easily but just use satellite and boom they see you! thermo vision and all!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:47

            Watching your O face while you fap to porn on your phone on the toilet…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 11, 2013 at 09:56

            hahaha! more like with the Mrs!

          • HvR

            December 11, 2013 at 10:04

            Actually another Hollywood myth, due to atmospheric interference the best ground resolution is about 80cm x 80xm, Real world conditions it is probably around 1m x 1m. Good enough to track cars and look at buildings but not good enough to track people. Also a satellite in low orbit will only have LOS of a target for a few minutes and it is expensive because they need to alter orbit which uses limited propulsion.

            To spy on people they probably use UAVs

          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:44

            I am not worried about spying. If I was I would not have a Cell Phone.
            But I do not want Extroverted gaming full stop. They can keep the MANDATORY camera.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      December 11, 2013 at 09:32

      lol 50%? Dude, I’d be surprised if local Xbone Live comes with ANY content that local folks can access without a VPN. It’s going to be like The Guild saga all over again. I’ve actually stopped watching the Guild because of all the hoops you have to run through to watch it.. and no… I’m not going to use Bing to access it. Screw Bing! Who uses Bing? If you use Bing you hate Freedom and you’re probably a Terrorist! ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • Weanerdog

        December 11, 2013 at 09:39

        No Jim my boy, Rednecks use bing cause its Mercian and sounds cooler in a Redneck accent than Goooogal

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          December 11, 2013 at 09:40

          sounds like BINGO!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          December 11, 2013 at 09:46

          y’all yous gots to luurve me some Bing! (sorry Zoe… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            December 11, 2013 at 09:57

            Bing is utter kak!

          • Weanerdog

            December 11, 2013 at 10:36

            I don’t think I have ever used it to be honest so I wouldn’t know.

          • Weanerdog

            December 11, 2013 at 10:38

            Its searches is optimized, y’all, to search for both kinds of Mus’c, Country and Western.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 11:39

            and guuunnss… Woooo weee!!! Y’all gots to serch for them guns!

      • oVg

        December 11, 2013 at 09:40

        I hate being a hater but like when DSTV removed the Sci Fi channel because it was economically non viable I HATE THE XBONE.

        If I was American I would be all over it.

        Oh well atleast the Japanese still had Europe in mind considering SONY has always dominated Europe and the East.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          December 11, 2013 at 09:45

          We’d all be over it if we were Americans. I mean it’s pretty awesome (in principle), “snap NFL” “game” “XBone Make me Sandwich” Doritos Mountain Dew NOW WITH MCDONALDS!!

          We’re just bitter we’re from South Africa where we have to power our consoles with dassie tears and lion sweat.

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          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:46

            hear hear
            now for another cup of Red Bush and Dassie pebbles.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:48

            Mmm Dassie pebbles dipped in Red Bush – served with some strips of dried old horse meat. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:49

            You mean Ostrich, the horses come from America.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:50

            “Ostrich” is what they call donkey in these here parts ๐Ÿ˜›

            But seriously I have a love affair with Kudu biltong…. It’s so delicious. It’s the bacon of biltong.

          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:53

            Mmmmmm my R9999 XBONE money will be better spent elsewhere.

            LOOK AT ALL THIS DLC

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:53

            I see Microtransactions everywhere!!

          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:56

            Bear in mind that it is region locked.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 10:29

            Joke’s on us, that’s Soy strips! ๐Ÿ˜›

          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 10:32

            lol

          • Sageville

            December 11, 2013 at 14:46

            Hey! I love Soy Strips!!

            ….said no-one ever….

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 12, 2013 at 12:56

            It’s like macon, you’re just deluding yourself if you think it’s good. Although Fry’s make some pretty impressive soy-based patties and sausages. I once had a Fry’s hotdog. I was pleasantly surprised.

  5. Hammersteyn

    December 11, 2013 at 09:23

    So how much dose it cost to import? What the hell is MS doing?

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  6. Umar koeksisterRpgFan

    December 11, 2013 at 09:24

    By then the Xbone will have osteoporosis

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      December 11, 2013 at 09:34

      And we’ll already be ready to get the new Nintendo Freakazoid (a true 4k next-gen console for the super-hardcore) – Mario is all grown up and sports a vest with grenades. Link is no longer a little sissy-boy but rather a gruff old fucker with a beard and an axe!

      NINTENDO FREAKAZOID!! NEXT GEN GAMING HAS GROWN UP!! NOW WITH MORE CLIFFY B! CLIFFY B WILL MAKE YOU HIS BITCH!

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      • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

        December 11, 2013 at 09:40

        Link with beard and axe….is it weird that I want that badly

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          December 11, 2013 at 09:49

          Strangely, as I was typing that, I actually thought “holy crap this would be such a cool game”

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          • Umar koeksisterRpgFan

            December 11, 2013 at 09:56

            One where different Zelda timelines converges, with old gruff link who lives in a world where he was unable to save Zelda……zomg……I would kille for that

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:58

            Dude… that’s some dark “Christopher Nolan meets Neil Gaiman for afternoon tea” levels of genius! Broken Link for the win!

      • oVg

        December 11, 2013 at 09:43

        Get to have a Romantic MASS EFFECT sex scene with Peach or Toadstool.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          December 11, 2013 at 09:49

          OH SNAP!! DIrty Witcher-like sex!

          But seriously, have you seen Nintendo-fan fic… those Ninty dudes have dirty minds.

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          • oVg

            December 11, 2013 at 09:54

            Plumber crack?

        • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

          December 11, 2013 at 09:56

          And the mystery behind why Luigi is always smelling his finger will be revealed…

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            December 11, 2013 at 09:59

            “Itsa me Luigi… and I’m inside a Mushroom”

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            December 11, 2013 at 10:10

            For all we know it could’ve been a Peach or a Daisy… Maybe even both ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Rock789

    December 11, 2013 at 09:34

    If this turns out to be true, then can you hear that sound? It’s the sound of Microsoft shooting themselves in the foot… Twice! For their sake, I hope this is inaccurate.

    In the meantime, I’ll have to go get a PS4! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    December 11, 2013 at 09:37

    Any South Africans with xbones so far? I’m sure there must be a couple of locals who have imported the console. I’m actually keen to hear what their experiences are. I’ll probably get one down the line, but definitely not at launch (whenever that is, 2018 or beyond).

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  9. Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

    December 11, 2013 at 09:43

    Well that is what happens when you ask Gavin to handle logistics of such a big launch… *runs*

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 11, 2013 at 09:45

      hahahaha

      Reply

  10. JHN

    December 11, 2013 at 09:50

    If by Feb there is no indication of when it will be here, ill buy a PS4 just because im getting pretty tired of microsofts we dont give a shit attitude.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      December 11, 2013 at 09:53

      Don’t be too hard on them, they’re probably trying to dump as many consoles on US soil to maintain their dominance there. It’s not the right strategy, but I can understand it. Also, a delayed release for us is a good thing, because it means a more robust OS (firmware upgrades) and a better library when it comes to our shores.

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      • JHN

        December 11, 2013 at 09:57

        I agree with you in that respect but feedback is everything as long as you say to your customers look guys sorry for the problems but this is when the console will arrive on your shore. Although i am just in a kak mood so tomorrow ill be an MS fanboy again.

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      • JHN

        December 11, 2013 at 09:59

        I know, I just want some feedback from them at least a statement to say yes guys we know it sucks but this is when you will get the console. Although i am just in a kak mood so by tomorrow ill be an MS fan boy again.

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        • HvR

          December 11, 2013 at 10:08

          I think it might a case of of no news is bad news, If they say they can only supply SA in 2015 Q1 would you as a self confessed MS fan wait around till then?

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          • JHN

            December 11, 2013 at 10:16

            No if they are releasing it here in 2015 ill buy a PS4

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          December 11, 2013 at 10:54

          I agree – plenty of people won’t actually mind waiting if they know how long they need to hold out. then again, when everyone is playing on PS4, it’s gonna be hard to resist…

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  11. ElimiNathan

    December 11, 2013 at 10:26

    Ouch, poor Xboners

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  12. Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

    December 11, 2013 at 10:29

    I predict Q3 2015.

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  13. Brenz

    December 11, 2013 at 10:36

    lol

    Reply

  14. rosssolomons@yahoo.com

    December 11, 2013 at 11:29

    I just kinda feel that this is all hear say and not really worth reporting on. there is not one cold hard fact in the entire article. why dont we just stop making assumptions and wait. Or rather just buy the better of the 2 consoles, which is already out this friday.

    Reply

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    December 11, 2013 at 11:48

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  16. Willem Swanepoel

    December 11, 2013 at 14:20

    By that time I have to do another PC upgrade !!! ^_^

    Reply

  17. Sageville

    December 11, 2013 at 14:42

    Eish, askies Xboners

    Reply

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