Xbox One: claims of lowered shipping volumes are incorrect, says Penello

Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:06 GMT By Dave Cook

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.”

Xbox One was rumoured to be launching on November 8, following a leak from retail sources. However, fresh sources have suggested the console will launch in November, but after the 8th.

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