Xbox One Will Be Unplayable In 180 Countries
Written by slavepetrich on 13 June 2013 at 13:45

At this point it's quite clear that Microsoft are just discarding portions of their playerbase - even if you were willing to deal with the restrictive policies and always online, there's a good chance the console just won't work.

With just 21 countries supported out of the box, and region locking in effect, their massive social platform could be a bit deserted on launch day...

By Gamers, For Gamers....In Selected Countries Only

The Xbox One disclaimer shows us a list of supported countries, and it's depressingly small:

This rather small list leaves around 180 countries in the cold, who previously enjoyed Microsoft's Xbox 360. Here's another image that helps demonstrate just how few places can actually use the system:

If it wasn't for the region locking, people could still import the device, but Microsoft have confirmed that you will not be able to use any aspect of the system outside of the countries listed above. Here's an example twitter conversation with Microsoft explaining the above:

Not only will this harm consumers, it could harm developers - games like Metro: Last Light and The Witcher 3 have been developed in non-supported areas. It wouldn't be surprising to see Microsoft making Developer only licenses for non-supported locations.

So, if you want to play an Xbox One outside of the regions listed, it might be an idea to set yourself up as an Indie dev, which Microsoft have assured us they'll support wholeheartedly. Do you think Devs will get passes to use Xbox One's online? Will Microsoft bother expanding the supported areas? Tell us what you think!

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:3 :lol

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ahahaha =p

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lmao.

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hahahaha

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xD LOL

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MS is drunk on their power… Someone needs to bring them down a notch…

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say no more. the realese of Xbox 1 shukd bring them down.

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true, and many people who bought the XB1 will sold it again after 1 hour use.

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Does one hour of figuring out how to run the damn thing count as "use"…?

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even if we dont im pretty sure M$ will count it as usage. i bet even bill gates children wont buy it.

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I doubt Bill Gates himself would buy it (if he's not the CEO of MS anymore like I heard.)

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Wow.. No japan? Wonder will it effect Japanese developers' willingness to produce exclusives for them..

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Don't worry, sony's Japanese

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LOL. So true

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What sony got to do with X1 being available in japan or not??
I was thinking in line of 'Tales of Vesperia', 'Id@l Master', 'Lost Odyssey' etc. You know, xbox Japanese exclusives.

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so eventually the sequels of these games (if they exist) or new games by the developers will be the exclusives of sony from now on :)

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hm.. point's taken.

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This is absolute garbage… Oh well. I love my PC and Microsoft can suck my .

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You do know that Windows 7 IS by microsoft…

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heh LOL, though it was microsoft 5 years ago.

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We should teach microsoft a lesson.. nobody should buy the 'one'!! … let them burn into ashes

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it's not that difficult as it won't be for sale in my country :P

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lol but m talkin abt the people who live in these countries

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I live in Australia, and this is what I have to say…
"I'd rather die than be given a Xbox One".

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Czech Republic- Mafia 1-2, Arma 1-3. Ukraine- Metro ,,1, 2 " Poland- Witcher 1-3 and i am sure there is more countries with good developer compenies..
Now microsoft gave them massage: You gave us a lot of good games for our 360, but we do not want your people to play on ,,one"….For now..
I hope microsoft will get what deserves..

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hehe, I'm from Czech Republic, to be honest people prefer PCs here or portable consoles, of what I heard, nobody would buy XBOX here either, some might buy PS4, but majority goes for PC :Đ

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Did you forgot? I am from CZ too :-D Yes you are right most of people use PC me too, but i have some friends who are ,,Konzolisti" you undestand :-D And we played t on PS and XBOX from childhood together.
It seems like ignorance of big American (no offence to americans) company to me..

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I know you are too, just wanna tease Microsoft a bit more :P

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Well then..Hey Microsof if we want console we buy PS. Keep your HALO and others. No one play it here :-D

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you meant no one watches Halo - they gonna make TV series :P

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Yup PC is the best……

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Amazon is actually hosting a competition between Xbox ONE And PS4. Not like they needed to, last I checked it was PS4: 27045 votes and XBOX ONE: 1537 votes. I copied the numbers, I didn't miss any zeroes :P. Too bad, Microsoft. Since I can't post links, I can only tell you to Google: Facebook Amazon video games Amazon versus.

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ROFL,
but I still get the feeling Microsoft knows very well what they do…

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Yeah, me too, I just can't shake it :P

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Well, after W8 I already had my doubts. They probably think they can sell it by showcasing the IllumiRoom. I have got to admit, that is a cool feature but it still isn't nowhere near enough.

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i think sony is paying them to play stupid.. or nvidia… or maybe even intel. i heard match fixing in sports now in console busines

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LOL xD

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match fixing consoles… Makes sense, why else would Microsoft be doing so many stupid things with the Xbox One.

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NO XBOX ONE FOR ROMANIA! THANK YOU!

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PC gaming all the way straight and simple but the best:)

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LMFAO. i think MS has forgot hpw count. First they walk back 359 steps on the name, now the think 20 is bigger than 180! that would explain screwing they'r consumers at 180 countries as they think 20 countries will give them bigger profit then 180!

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I agree it's kinda ill thinking, we'll see how it turns out later :Đ

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