Microsoft Corp. has lowered the shipment forecast for the Xbox One hardware in 2013 due to poor yield rates of select components, according to a new report.
The Digitimes this week claimed Microsoft decreased the Xbox One shipment forecast for 2013 from seven million units to 6.2 million units due to poor yield rates of the Kinect camera module, optical disc drive and related assembly in reference to a report from Economic Daily News.
However, the publication subsequently cited several supposed component manufacturers for the Xbox One which each held a more optimistic view of current supply yields for the Blu-ray disc drive and the camera module.
Microsoft in Aug. said it would delay the release of the Xbox One several European countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland to 2014.
The Xbox One, to be sold in Nov., will utilize an 8-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI, and USB 3.0.
The Xbox One Day One Edition includes the Xbox One hardware, Kinect camera, Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal.
Launch titles include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3.