Xbox One Tour Will Cruise Through NA and Europe

Xbox One Tour Will Cruise Through NA and Europe

Xbox One Tour

Microsoft's "Area One" tour and "Test Drive" roadshow will travel to 13 cities from the United States to England, beginning this week and ending around the Xbox One's launch.

Beginning October 3, Microsoft will be offering free demos for anyone 18 years or older to the Xbox One before it launches. "Area One" parties will have music and live gameplay, and they are available in select cities for a few days at a select location. Space is limited, so Microsoft has also set up a "Test Drive" roadshow, which will travel to both the same cities hosting "Area One" parties and cities without them.

The first city in the tour is Philadelphia from Oct. 3-6. If participants are unable to attend, Xbox One trucks will be in the city from Oct. 25-28 at universities and the Lincoln Financial Field. Other cities included in "Area One" are Paris (Oct. 10-13), Toronto (Oct. 10-13), Chicago, (Oct. 17-20), Vienna (Oct. 17-20), Atlanta (Oct. 24-27), Dallas (Oct. 31- Nov. 3), Berlin (Oct. 31-Nov. 3), Phoenix (Nov. 7-10), San Francisco (Nov. 14-17), Dublin (Nov. 14-17), Los Angeles (Nov. 21), and the final stop will be in London (Nov. 21-24). The Xbox One will also be at the Milan Games Week (Oct. 25-27), Paris Games Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 3), and the Madrid Games Week (Nov. 7-10).

The Xbox One launches on Nov. 22. If you want to give the next-gen console a test before committing to buying it, one of these events might be for you.

Source: Xbox One US, Xbox One Europe

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Funny how they aren't bothering with countries like Poland, why would they?

CardinalPiggles:
Funny how they aren't bothering with countries like Poland, why would they?

It's understandable - they are touring countries which they consider their primary market in Europe. Microsoft may have backpedaled about regional availability after all the backlash but in reality they haven't really changed their stance. And it's kind of okay - that's their business policy.

It's not like people are that interested in Xbone in Poland now, though. Not after Microsoft's history of screwing Poles over with Xboxes.

derping_muffins:

CardinalPiggles:
Funny how they aren't bothering with countries like Poland, why would they?

It's understandable - they are touring countries which they consider their primary market in Europe. Microsoft may have backpedaled about regional availability after all the backlash but in reality they haven't really changed their stance. And it's kind of okay - that's their business policy.

It's not like people are that interested in Xbone in Poland now, though. Not after Microsoft's history of screwing Poles over with Xboxes.

Correct, but if the likes of Amazon and that recent online poll are correct even the traditional MS strongholds have shifted to favor the PS4.

They should be casting their net as wide as possible to counter Sony, rather than limit themselves and allow entire countries to fall to the opposition by default.

Ed130:

derping_muffins:

CardinalPiggles:
Funny how they aren't bothering with countries like Poland, why would they?

It's understandable - they are touring countries which they consider their primary market in Europe. Microsoft may have backpedaled about regional availability after all the backlash but in reality they haven't really changed their stance. And it's kind of okay - that's their business policy.

It's not like people are that interested in Xbone in Poland now, though. Not after Microsoft's history of screwing Poles over with Xboxes.

Correct, but if the likes of Amazon and that recent online poll are correct even the traditional MS strongholds have shifted to favor the PS4.

They should be casting their net as wide as possible to counter Sony, rather than limit themselves and allow entire countries to fall to the opposition by default.

well, considering that in poland PS4 would be 100% of new consoles market, because, well, Xbox isnt even launching there, i doubt it would be worth touring there now would it?

Strazdas:

well, considering that in poland PS4 would be 100% of new consoles market, because, well, Xbox isnt even launching there, i doubt it would be worth touring there now would it?

I'm questioning the reason why Poland/Japan/insert country here is not included at all in the first or even second wave of Xbone launches.

Not even a token resistance, just rolling over and accepting defeat in those areas. Not exactly the best strategy when you've lost ground in your traditional strongholds.

Ed130:

Strazdas:

well, considering that in poland PS4 would be 100% of new consoles market, because, well, Xbox isnt even launching there, i doubt it would be worth touring there now would it?

I'm questioning the reason why Poland/Japan/insert country here is not included at all in the first or even second wave of Xbone launches.

Not even a token resistance, just rolling over and accepting defeat in those areas. Not exactly the best strategy when you've lost ground in your traditional strongholds.

according to MS - they didnt make localization in time for launch.
Very likely real reason: due to know issues microsoft had in manufacturing process they just dont have the numbers.

 

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