Xbox Update Delayed

By: Chris Crum - December 6, 2011

Update: Hryb tweeted:

We are a go! The #XboxUpdate is currently on its way to all 35 million Xbox LIVE members around the world (1/2) 11 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

This week, Microsoft announced the launch of its new Xbox platform and apps, with the goal of bringing about “the evolution of TV and entertainment”. Here’s a list of the apps and their scheduled release dates.

The company has apparently run into some unexpected issues with the launch, however. There isn’t much in the way of details, but there has been at least a slight delay.

Larry Hryb (aka: MajorNelson) of the Xbox team has been tweeting throughout the day:

FYI: The timing for Xbox 360 dashboard update has been slightly delayed. I’ll have a status update later today 4 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Thanks again for your patience. I won’t have additional details until later today. The moment I have new information, I’ll share it w/ you 4 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Read my previous tweets regarding the status of the Xbox 360 dashboard update 3 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

I’ll share additional details when I have more to share. Until then, thanks for you patience. 3 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

We are still working to get the release out. Stay tuned, we’ll have an update this afternoon (PT) on when it will begin rolling out. 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

No new information to report yet. My earlier update is still the most current 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Bing and Kinect play a big role in the update. You can read a bit more about that here. And here’s some info about ads that are on the way.

The Xbox 360 console experienced record Black Friday sales this year.

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  • Steven

    Maybe Microsoft should have not told anybody about anything and then sprung the update as a surprise instead of keep on tweeting that there are no more updates to the update that was supposed to happen already.

  • Corporalbeer

    This Update More Or Less Seems Like A Joke , I Live In The UK And Ive Been Waiting For 18 Hours “A Slight Delay” More Like A Huge Disipointment, Still, HAVE NOT RECIVED ANY EMAILS RELATED TO UPDATE

    My Trust Has Been Effected, Due To This Matter I Will Think Less And Would Only Like More Information Related To The “Time Of Launch In The UK”

    Corporal / Beer
    B Company
    Second Royal Tank Regiment

    • Steven

      From what I gather it’s not like you couldn’t still use everything you have been using Xbox for already, it’s that the new features won’t be available until the update occurs. So I suppose you could be bummed out that you’re not going to be allowed the new stuff yet, but this hardly should be seen as a trust issue, but more like a delay issue that’s a bit annoying.