Xbox One launches in Chile and Colombia with 27 more markets by end of September

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After launching in just 13 markets back in November 2013, Microsoft has begun expanding the reach of its Xbox One console to many more countries starting today with its release in Chile and Columbia.

By the end of September, the Xbox One should be on sale in 27 more countries. On September 4, the console will finally go on sale in Japan, a huge gaming market that so far has yet to embrace the two previous Xbox versions. Here's how the Xbox One rollout will play out for everyone.

  • 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

The biggest market for the second launch wave is China, as the Xbox One will become the first Western game console to be sold in that country in well over 10 years. Microsoft added, "For gamers in Argentina, we'll have more to share on our launch plans shortly."

What do you think of the Xbox One expansion plans for September?

Source: Xbox Wire


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Xbox One launches in Chile and Colombia with 27 more markets by end of September


I can't believe it has taken them this long to roll the Xbox One out to other markets. They had the same limited distribution problem with the original Surface RT. They've been in the Xbox hardware business for well over a decade now. This is completely inexusable, especially after they realized how beneficial it was to the Xbox 360's success to be out earlier than the PS3. This time around they're launching way later than the PS4. No bueno.

Completely back you on that coip... A totally uneccesary lead was given to PS4 which there are celebrating now... The media makes a big hype about PS4 being selling more than XBOX ONE for 7 months now... Have they forgotten than XBOX 360 has a 36month unbroken streak over PS3... Such a big delay is unacceptable... If sony could do it... MS really needs to retrospect its internal working to see why it cant do it... For i cant see any subtansial reason other than management lapses...

Microsoft should stop with that policy of offering their products only on select markets and or launching them few at a time. We're in a globalized world where its moronic to wait a year or more to get a product. They have to launch everythig worldwide. Cortana works great in Chile -albeit you have to speak English- Bing Vision and Xbox Music worked great in Chile too if you knew how to enable them. Imported Xbox Ones worked great in Chile despite official support. I had a Surface RT tablet and I didn't had any problem to use it in Chile so I cannot get why they're not selling them worldwide just like Apple does.

because people are holding on to their Xbox 360's longer because they have lots of games, the one does not have that many games, and cost was a bit pricey. I currently have 2-360's and 1-Xbox one soon to be two. I play my 360's more often because I have more games for it, but I play the one a lot too!

They've been promising a lot of things and has been delay. Maybe you have it but I want the opportunity to use it in my region without bringing it from other country.

I live in Sweden and had to import mine from the UK, so stop crying, you're not the only one. We either accept it or do something about it. I chose to get my day one early.

Well, if you are from Sweden, I don't know what are you doing commenting something about Argentina, Chile & Colombia.
And I'm not crying about it, I'm complaining about need to wait more. And if you already have one, god for you.

Sweden is also mentioned in the article. Also, I'm just pointing out that Microsoft doesn't owe us anything. For whatever reason, they had to delay.

Talk to your government about importing regulations, etc and ask them to wave want restrictions.... Good luck with that!

First Western games console? What's that supposed to mean? And Nintendo sold its iQ range there for years, so that's an inaccurate statement...

I doubt it but at least they don't have to worry about Nintendo this generation. There's no way they'll win at this point. At least they moved up one spot from the last generation. Alot of people don't realize that the 360 was last place. But it was number one where it counted, the US. Well number 2 that is.

The Wii may have 'won' last generation based on total console sales, but it was dead last in what actually mattered--game attachment rates (i.e. sales of games)--and has been completely irrelevant for the past 3-4 years. I believe Xbox 360 'won' that war despite being third in console sales last generation (albeit, essentially tied with PS3 overall).

Too late I already bought a PS4 seven months ago. Seven months too late Microsoft.

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Why punish yourself like that for Microsoft's mistakes? Can't imagine wasting $400 on that boring, unambitious box ;) Waiting for Xbox One with Kinect would've been well worth it.

Not really. It would have been my first Xbox, especially because of kinect. Now that it's not required though, it's killed all interest in it for me.

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It may not be required anymore, but it's still available and fully supported. In fact, some great Kinect games are coming out this fall: Dance Central Spotlight (came out today and is great), Fantasia, and Fru. Plus some good games already out: Kinect Sports Rivals, Xbox Fitness, and Just Dance. It's worth it.

John, do you know if, and what Live services will be exrended/offered in those additional markets? Because right now there are none of the core services like Xbox Music, Xbox Video or Xbox Fitness offered e.g. in Czech Republic. Xbox Fitness is understandable, because it is paired with Xbox One, but the other ones could have been available for years on Xbox360, Windows Phone or Windows 8, but they werent.

Their big excuse was the console was not ready, in fact the voice recognition for the other languages, but it seems the X1 gonna be launched without the extra languages (voices) aswell to the other Markets in September!

So they didn't even have to delay the release!

I test the Dutch UI now and it seems it's done by a child or a translate computer, not done by a person knowing both languages fluently (English, Dutch), cause alot of translations are wrong, even the true meaning of some sentences are totally lost in translation, just because of the incorrect translation to Dutch

I'm really glad that I kept my Day one edition order alive on MicrosoftStore.com. Basically getting XO w/Kinect, Fifa15, Forza5 and Dance Central at the 399 price point.

What's that suppose to mean, I hope you're not trying to start any political tension here. Were are different people with diverse backgrounds but we're united here with a common agendum: discussing technology through our passion for Windows Phone. Peace be unto you.

A year ago they say the delay of the xbox one in holland was because of the language support, now a year later the xbox one release with no support of the language...

When is the One coming to Indonesia? Sony is just having a good time over here unchallenged. They even manage to convert plenty of game shops who only sells pirated game machines to selling legit PS4 and its accesories. Demands are there, but I really don't know why Microsoft is so oblivious to the opportunity. Windows Phone is pushing all the right buttons over here, the capability to buy apps using air time from the big three carrier is a BIG thing, even Android phones doesn't have that capability. So why not push the Xbox One too? Despite the media silence... Most people who can afford PS4 (Xbox One) here are English literate, no need for Kinect localization per se, our accents are similar to English speaking Indians, and I'll be using the Xbox One always connected, surely the server can help understands my accent.

"For gamers in Argentina, we'll have more to share on our launch plans shortly."
Now we going to have another super overpriced console to buy! (For references, PS4 cost about 2.5~3 times the minimum wage)
I hate this country.