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Xbox One countries list creates new problems

It’s fair to say that a lot of consumers believe that Sony has ‘won’ E3 2013 this year. We’re hearing plenty of feedback, even from loyal Xbox 360 owners who say that the Sony PS4 is now the more tempting console, after Microsoft’s problems involving used-games policies and an always-on internet requirement.

Now, it looks like Microsoft has dropped another bombshell via press release by revealing a very small list of countries that Xbox One and Xbox Live will be supported in. More specifically, the list confirms that Xbox One will not be supported in Japan, Asia region, Africa region, Portugal, Poland and many other countries at launch.

Just think about that for a second. No Xbox One and Xbox Live support at launch in countries like Japan and Hong Kong is a shocking decision. We’re hearing whispers that Microsoft plans to add support for Asia for the Xbox One, but only during the latter stages of 2014 which is also very surprising to hear.

Argentina is another country left off the list, a country where we’re sure there are millions of happy Xbox 360 gamers right now – how are they going to feel just seeing Brazil listed as one of the only South American countries to support Xbox One at launch? Microsoft are surely asking for trouble on this and it’s hard to defend seeing cold hard facts like this.

It’s also somewhat disappointing to see that such important information was again left out of their press conference. By revealing via press release, do they just hope that the information is passed by without notice? It almost reminds us once again of Adam Orth’s infamous Twitter comments, when he told people to “deal with it”, when criticized by consumers after defending always-on and DRM policies.

The full list of countries to support Xbox One and Xbox Live is below. Give us your reaction to this, considering the information is coming out of a press release, not at E3. Xbox 360 owners, are you disappointed by this as well?

List of Countries

New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States

Dont live in these countries? Deal with it, apparently.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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fuckcuntJohnODREAMSbtmCRKevin Recent comment authors

PC is still the best.


I have xbox 360 but will switch to PS4 before upgrading to this very stupid marketing move.




I really like the 360 but I buy games new and after completion I sell to get some money back? Why would I want to buy a game for around £50 that I’d have to keep? If I traded it in I’d get peanuts because now the retailer has to pay Microsoft as well as making a profit himself!! That is so f*^king greedy Microsoft you grabbing b*^tards.
I’m always connected to net so that don’t bother me but you lost my custom you bell f*^king ends just saying like.


Maybe Microsoft has been taken over by Apple. Sounds like the cr@p Apple does. I’ll stick with the 360 since I don’t use it that much and PS4 all the way


bwaha, who cares… Wasn’t going to buy Xbox one anyway, but now that I know that it’s not even supported in Luxembourg it becomes even easier ! Fack ya M$ !

Jack Randall
Jack Randall

There is a clear reason why the console won’t be supported in Asia till 2014. It won’t be released in Asia til 2014.


i am not happy with this at all

Nemanja Rašković
Nemanja Rašković

SHITBOX!!! SONY IS NO.1 PS1, PS2, PS3 and now PS4 all ps consoles were the best!!!


I understand Microsoft’s strategy and its a good one, and even though gamers are nerd raging against them right now, the Redmond team knows that they have a good product that will pay off in the long run. The part I don’t understand is their inability to hide their arrogance and the apparent complete disconnect with gamers’ sentiment.

We all know that gamers like to complain and vow to boycott the “evildoer” into submission only to fork out the money on release day, but it should not be taken for granted.


xbox one was set to be trash when the only features they could talk about at e3 had barely anything to do with gaming


This is horrible. you guys are barly gonna sell any of them because of its problems and you guys trying to be greedy and have so many accustomed things to it. i was a very happy 360 gamer but now ima be switching to ps4 and so will many others. this is a big disapoinment.

Adagio densetsu
Adagio densetsu

A big second F*ckkk from your dear company Microsoft…

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