Microsoft denies lowering Xbox One shipment forecasts

Poor yield rates are not dogging production of the Xbox One, Microsoft has claimed.

A report yesterday stemming from China claimed that the company had lowered its 2013 Xbox One shipment forecasts due to low yields of components such as the Kinect camera and optical disc drive.

Not so, according to senior director of product management and planning Albert Penello.

That report is incorrect,” he told VG247. 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.”

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