HoloLens is making its way to Japan, pre-orders start December 2

Microsoft's HoloLens continues its international push with availability another new market: Japan. Microsoft has announced that HoloLens will become available for pre-order in Japan on December 2, allowing yet more developers to get their hands on a HoloLens of their own.

HoloLens initially started shipping to developers exclusively in the U.S. and Canada in March, preventing developers around the world from easily acquiring one. Microsoft remedied that situation a bit in October by opening up orders in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. With the addition of Japan, even more developers will be able to start experimenting with new applications for the headset, ultimately leading to even more exciting and innovative uses.

Again, pre-orders kick off in Japan on December 2, and the headset will be exclusively available from the Microsoft Store. No exact dates for shipments were given, but Microsoft says that the first shipments should arrive in buyers' hands by "early 2017."

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