Microsoft's head of product development, Albert Penello, has fessed up to the fact that the delayed release of Xbox One in parts of Europe is down to localisation issues in the voice control for the console. Yes, Kinect needs to be taught more languages.
We've already reported that the console is being held over in certain regions due to localisation issues
with the GUI, now Albert has fleshed this out.
Speaking to OXM he states that, "People assume there's a volume issue which in fact there isn't. You're actually seeing pre-orders pop back up now because we're able allocate the countries' volumes back in. It's there, the problem is localisation. And once people see the system and how integral it is, it's not just text integration."