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

Thursday, 29th 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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7 Comments

  1. mistermogul

    Hang on a minute….

    I thought Microsoft “do not comment on rumor and speculation”?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TF_PtMaster

    @1 you know… 180º

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    @2 – lol

    +1

    #3 1 year ago
  4. orakaa

    Of course they are not going to admit it: that would lower Microsoft’s market share value.

    The fact that even now they still haven’t announced their release date for Xbox One could be related. Same for the lower number of countries where the console will be released in (localization isn’t the real reason: we all know that)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. SuperGamerDude

    Yet they’ve lowered number of countries they originally announced at E3.

    I mean it could be true but a bit of a coincidence don’t you think?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. xxJPRACERxx

    Both LiteOn and the other company making the Kinect lenses have said there’s no problem.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Cort

    No idea if it is true, but let’s not be really stupid. Would you admit to your customer, your wider customer base and all potential customers that you processes are not resulting in acceptably high levels of success and quality when you can get away with denying all?

    #7 1 year ago

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