Here’s another article ranting about another restriction that the Xbox One will impose on buyers, the console might not work in countries where Microsoft officially doesn’t support the device.
You are already aware of the DRM policies and what-the-crowd-thinks about Microsoft’s policies with the Xbox One, so we’ll get straight to the point. The Xbox One might not work properly in regions where it is not officially supported, i.e. officially released. This is a serious restriction if true, as Microsoft will initially be launching the next-generation console in 21 countries only. So what does this mean for users of other countries? Here’s what Xbox Support has to say about it.
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Unlike the Xbox One, Sony won over gamers hearts by announcing that the PlayStation 4 will be fully region-free with no restrictions based on different regions. In case you’re looking to buy the Xbox One console (really now?), do have a look at the list of officially supported countries. If your country isn’t there in the list, we suggest you wait till it gets added there, or simply look elsewhere (hint: PlayStation 4).
The tweet conversations paint the entire picture of the situation
Microsoft Xbox One Officially Supported Countries (21):
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Microsoft’s Xbox One is scheduled to release in November 2013 and will retail for $499, a full $100 more than the PlayStation 4. I would like to add that Microsoft’s console bundle also includes the Kinect 2.0 peripheral, while the PS4 doesn’t (include PS Eye).