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Xbox One arrives in South Africa, and other regions, in September

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Microsoft has just announced that Xbox One will become available in South Africa and 25 other markets around the world starting in September.

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In an announcement post on Xbox Wire penned by Yusuf Mehdi (Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business at Xbox), Microsoft has announced that Xbox One will launch in 26 regions around the world in September 2014. This is in addition to the thirteen markets in which the console has already launched, including the United States, the UK and European regions.

While more news on the launch of Xbox One in these additional markets will be shared at a “local level” in April, you can see the full list of countries due to receive the console in September below:

- Argentina
- Belgium
- Chile
- Colombia
- Czech Republic
- Denmark
- Finland
- Greece
- Hungary
- India
- Israel
- Japan
- Korea
- Netherlands
- Norway
- Poland
- Portugal
- Russia
- Saudi Arabia
- Singapore
- Slovakia
- South Africa
- Sweden
- Switzerland
- Turkey
- UAE


The announcement arrives on the back of the news that fourteen-year veteran of Microsoft and Xbox, Marc Whitten, has departed the company to become the chief product officer at wireless speaker developer, Sonos.

The launch window reveal also comes following the successful launch of Titanfall around the world on both Xbox One and PC, as the game boosted sales of Microsoft’s new generation console by 96% in the UK during launch week. Want to know more about Titanfall? Be sure to read El33tonline’s review of the evolutionary multiplayer shooter over here to see what to expect.


Will you wait until Xbox One is available officially in your country, or will you be importing earlier than that? Has PlayStation 4 just become your new generation console of choice?


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