Thu, Aug 29, 2013 | 09:35 BST
Xbox One: claims of lowered shipping volumes are incorrect, says Penello
Xbox One’s shipping forecast was reported as lowered due to poor component yield yesterday. Now, Microsoft’s Albert Penello has debunked the claim and has issued a statement on the matter.
The initial report came from a Chinese economic paper, and cited sources who claimed several Xbox One components were not hitting a high enough quality bar, leading to a drop in shipping volume.
However, in a statement to VG247 today, Microsoft’s senior director of product management and planning Albert Penello said, “That report is incorrect. We have not lowered shipping volumes, and are actually seeing better than expected yields from our silicon. We just returned from gamescom where we showed the overwhelming majority of content on Xbox One near-final hardware. We also just rolled out a widespread employee beta and remain on track for a November launch this year.”
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