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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