Microsoft has officially released the Xbox One almost one year ago. To a great many of you this might seem like old news – after all, it was way back in November 2013, hardly recent. Since then we had a lot of games, a lot of activity and a lot of people gaming. Again – this is hardly news.

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So then, as odd is it may seem, Microsoft will officially be releasing the Xbox One in 29 more countries over the course of September. The full list of countries and dates is below:

  • Tuesday, Sep 2 – Chile, Colombia
  • Thursday, Sep 4 – Japan
  • Friday, Sep 5 – Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
  • Monday, Sep 15 – Israel
  • Tuesday, Sep 23 – China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan
  • Friday, Sep 26 – Russia

As you can see, we’re talking about a major rollout here – A good part of Europe, China and Russia are all getting official Xbox One consoles. While it is hardly surprising for Microsoft to do this (it took almost 4 years to finish the release of the Xbox 360 globally) it still somewhat is – especially considering Sony’s announcement this Gamescom that it has sold over 10┬ámilliion units compared to just 5 mil Xbox Ones.

Will this new market finally put Microsoft back on the map or is it too little too late? Only time will tell.


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