This morning, Microsoft has announced new launch dates for the the Xbox One in various countries this September. The list is massive, but the big countries to really watch includes India, Russia, and Japan.
That's still quite a lead time, giving Sony perhaps an edge on distribution with their PlayStation 4. Other countries for the September launch include Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.
Eight long years after the Xbox 360 debuted in 2005, the successor console was launched in US and other markets in the last quarter of 2013.
Anshu Mor, who heads the Xbox business at Microsoft India tweeted this a while back. Anshu’s in Redmond since last week, and might have been working this out at the headquarters. More details about the same will follow in April.
This has been a long wait for Xbox fans in India, but it’s always good to know the specifics instead of waiting blindly. No word on exact pricing yet. If you are on the fence, you might want to check out our comprehensive launch review of the Xbox One.