De Engelse afdeling van Microsoft heeft nu toegezegd dat men nog steeds op schema loopt en ook nog steeds van 600.000 tot 800.000 exemplaren uitgaat voor 8 november. Overigens worden de Europese units in Hongarije geproduceerd.Microsoft will be launching the Xbox in Europe in the first quarter of 2002, though no date has been set, the U.K. spokeswoman said Friday.
In a report published in Friday's edition of the Financial Times newspaper, Microsoft is quoted as conceding that it has concerns there may be a shortage of its Xbox games consoles at launch and that it now does not know how many consoles it will have ready for market on Nov. 8.
"We won't know day-one quantities until we reach peak production," the newspaper quotes a Microsoft spokesman as saying.Microsoft has hired Singapore-based contract manufacturing company Flextronics International Ltd. to produce the Xbox in factories in Guadalajara, Mexico and in Hungary. "The U.S. consoles are being produced in the plant in Mexico while the European Xboxes will be made in Hungary, and everything is on schedule. I don't know where those other reports are coming from," the Microsoft spokeswoman said Friday.Onze dank gaat uit naar Yep voor het melden van dit nieuwtje.