In their official statement on Xbox Wire, Microsoft confirmed the Xbox One will still launch in November for Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand. However, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland will have to wait until next year to receive the console. Losing eight countries this year brings the originally announced 21 Xbox One markets down to a disappointing 13. Microsoft explained the reason for the delay.
While we wish we could launch Xbox One simultaneously in these markets, there are many factors that determine the timing of specific market launches. This includes work to localize the Xbox One dash, incorporate additional voice and languages, and build partnerships to bring apps and meaningful local content to each country.
We understand this will be disappointing news for our fans in the impacted countries, and we are doing everything we can to bring Xbox One to you as soon as possible next year.
Microsoft advised contacting your retailer, if you pre-ordered the Xbox One in the delayed countries. They're also amending customers affected by the Xbox One delay by offering a pack-in game when the console finally arrives.
Earlier today Game Reactor broke the news on the Xbox One 2014 delay, but couldn't confirm if it was worldwide or limited to Europe. CVG editor Tamoor Hussain dismissed the news on Twitter, saying the Xbox One was still scheduled for the UK this year and presumably in the U.S. However, 4Gamers (translated by Google) backed up Game Reactor's assertion of the Xbox One delay in certain countries, citing "translation" issues as the cause and Belgium being most likely not to receive the console this year.