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This article was published on September 2, 2014

Microsoft confirms Xbox One launch dates for 28 markets in September, including China, Russia and Japan

Microsoft confirms Xbox One launch dates for 28 markets in September, including China, Russia and Japan
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Microsoft has made its Xbox One console available in a number of countries around the world for a while already, and has now confirmed a further 29 markets will be added to that list soon.

While we knew a bunch more were being added this month already, Microsoft has now revealed full details of the roll-out, which will see 28 arrive throughout September, with Argentina to be added shortly after (no specific date given).

The full details are as follows:

  • 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

Eight of these markets were originally pencilled in for launch last year, but were subsequently delayed – these were: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Still, it’s better late than never, and this is good news for all the new launch countries involved here.

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