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Microsoft Xbox One finally headed to Japan, 27 other markets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Sep 2014 20:15

Microsoft Xbox One finally headed to Japan, 27 other markets Microsoft has announced the timeline for the launch of the Xbox One in an additional 28 markets.
Most notably is the gaming haven of Japan, although Microsoft has always had a very hard time making any headway in the nation that is dominated by hometown giants like Nintendo and Sony.

"But what makes September truly special is that gamers from 28 additional countries will get to experience the games and entertainment on Xbox One for the very first time. I know that many of you have waited patiently since we first announced Xbox One. And it has been very important to both me and the team that we launch with a great experience in your market," said Microsoft's Phil Spencer.

The full timeline:

9/2: Chile and Colombia
9/4: Japan
9/5: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
9/15: Israel
9/23: Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan
9/23: China
9/26: Russia

Eventually, the Xbox One is headed to Argentina, as well, but Microsoft did not have a set date except to "expect it soon."


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