Friday, January 2, 2015
Xbox One Won’t Work In Certain Parts Of Asia, Europe, Africa – The Caribbean, Many Other Countries Not Supported

Xbox One Won’t Work In Certain Parts Of Asia, Europe, Africa – The Caribbean, Many Other Countries Not Supported

Xbox One is a connected device, meaning it demands a constant internet connection to work. It’s a route Microsoft chose for many reasons, some of the most prominent being Kinect functionality, the ability to regulate game licences and the fact that the console will need a minimum of 1.5Mbps to work. But there a drawbacks to such decisions of course, one of them being the console’s inability to function in certain countries that cannot support its demands. Microsoft has therefore listed the countries in which Xbox One will work, but the Caribbean and many other countries aren’t part of the list.

Here’s the official list according to Microsoft:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The big countries are listed of course, so Microsoft most likely won’t feel it much if it loses 1 million sales, but limiting your consoles to certain regions is never a good move. PS4 on the other hands works anywhere.




Update: We asked Microsoft about Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands since they’re “technicially” part of the United States, but we couldn’t get a clear response:

We then tried a bit harder to get complete clarification, still nothing:


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  • rpatricky

    I’m sorry, but did they appoint Sara Palin’s son to run Microsofts new console marketing?

  • naballiss

    xbox started digging there there own graves and every day it gets deeper and deeper

  • rpatricky

    It just amazes me the 180 they have done. Probably tired of their consoles getting hacked? Haha. Take that hackers….and loyal customers….and for some reason my neighbors goat.

  • Ghost250

    its like they don’t even want to be in the console business anymore so they’re purposely sabotaging themselves.

  • Sunjay140

    Good job Microsoft, you guys have already lost the war!

  • Oni

    Isnt Puerto Rico part of US? I think PR is included in US.

  • DarkOddysey

    It is part of the US but its in the Caribbean so we get the short end of the stick.

  • Jose

    So this means me that iam from Puerto Rico wont be able to play or even get the XBOX ONE? I know Puerto Rico is a territory of USA but i know that all service and benefits of many companys don’t apply here. That’s why i would like to confirma that part cause Puerto Rico is a caribbean island.

  • zerito

    Its cool my fellow puertoricans, has us covered.

  • nwoillumanti

    This is done so that they can spy on you. watch and listen to everything you are doing. Illuminati. Big brother is watching.

  • Angel Osvaldo Gonzalez

    And it’s pissing me off if they don’t clarify this cause they think they will lose just a million sales on the unlisted countries. Puerto Rico ALONE HAS MORE THAN A MILLION! MS will be losing a lot more. So, play your next move MS or I’m moving to PS4 as much as it hurts me into doing so.

  • c-c

    According to this picture, it will work in puerto rico.

  • Fernando Enrique

    Puerto Rico
    >US territory
    >Caribbean island

  • macros259
  • macros259

    it will be available for puerto rico it doesnt appear since we are a us territory it just falls under US

  • Deje a BK sin tender

    people in PR has already started to preorder… and the case is, both consoles are selling out.

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  • Higgs Boson

    I am in Puerto Rico and was able to reserve my XBO in the Microsoft Store. It’ll be available on launch here, stop freaking out. I’m not sure about USVI, but I would guess that they are covered too.

  • DaStrongSKRAWN

    Why would you even want one? Really

  • zonq

    Wow! They won’t release it in Portugal, even though it’s within the not-scary part of Europe. Also didn’t notice there’s something like Louxembourg. Not in Greece – I wonder if it’s because of their crisis or too close to the scary Europe. Won’t bother with Argentina. Wait – NO ISRAEL?!

  • friv 2 friv 3 friv 4

    people in PR has already started to preorder… and the case is, both consoles are selling out.

  • Jp De Villiers

    so, basically, there is no point in buying a Xbox One if you don’t live in either NA or some parts of Europe and Asia. With my 360, i changed me region to USA and i don’t even live there and im getting all the benefits, why can’t it just be the same?

  • vietnham

    Please play K7x games by ” K7x