Xbox One finally coming to SA and 25 other markets in September


Fashionably late or worth the wait? The console hailed as becoming Microsoft’s most successful to date has just been confirmed for 26 markets across the globe including South Africa.

The Xbox One was first launched in the US, UK and a handful of other markets November last year. Xbox fans from the “rest of the world” were pretty bleak though as they were left in the dark of when the next-gen console will be launching in their regions.

The Xbox One has proved to be exceptionally popular, especially since the recent launch of the fast-paced mech warrior shooter Titanfall .

Xbox has noted that it has seen the highest number of hours logged on Xbox Live since the launch of Xbox One. That’s mainly due to the popularity of the Xbox and PC exclusive Titanfall. Whether this title will be making it to South Africa’s shores though seems to be damn slim.

Although the Xbox One’s main competitor, Sony’s PlayStation 4, has been outselling Microsoft’s console, sales seem to be slowly catching up. At least that’s what recent reports suggest.

Xbox did announce that it will have much more to share at a local level “towards the end of April,” so we can expect price and feature details to be announced by then.

The confirmed additional launch markets include the following:

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, and the UAE.



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