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#1 BajiRav

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 13:56

http://news.xbox.com...one-new-markets
 
On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be blown away by the support and engagement of our fans.

You’re spending an average of over five hours per day on Xbox One. And following the launch of “Titanfall”* – as well as the highly anticipated Twitch broadcasting feature – we’ve seen you light up Xbox Live even further. In fact, last week we saw the highest number of hours logged on Xbox Live since the launch of Xbox One.

Now it’s time to ensure even more fans around the world can enjoy Xbox One. So today we’re proud to share that it will be available in 26 additional markets in September this year.

We’ll have much more to share at a local level towards the end of April, so stay tuned. In the meantime, the confirmed additional launch markets include:

  • 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
  • UAE



#2 Showan

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:08

I think a $50 price drop may come with this as well...As well as a lot of other system update goodies...  



#3 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:22

You have to wonder how Microsoft can claim the Xbox One was a "worldwide launch" when most countries have to wait nearly a year to get hold of it. Classic marketing.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:44

I think a $50 price drop may come with this as well...As well as a lot of other system update goodies...

A $450 price translates to roughly $900 in local currency after taxes. :/ They might as well not launch in India. It's due to high import duties but still ridiculous, have a look at Xbox 360 price today

http://www.flipkart....tforms_Xbox 360

#5 Showan

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:46

A $450 price translates to roughly $900 in local currency after taxes. :/ They might as well not launch there. It's due to high import duties but still ridiculous, have a look at Xbox 360 price today

 

http://www.flipkart....tforms_Xbox 360

 

 

WOW...those prices are just astronomically high...smh.... 

These politicians need a real talking to...



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:47

You have to wonder how Microsoft can claim the Xbox One was a "worldwide launch" when most countries have to wait nearly a year to get hold of it. Classic marketing.

I understand what you're saying, but...

 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

 

The list features countries across the world, how else would you describe it?



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:57

Anyone else think that's a long time to wait? Almost a year from launch!

I expected 3-4 months to be honest.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 15:14

Anyone else think that's a long time to wait? Almost a year from launch!

I expected 3-4 months to be honest.

 

It does seem like it, but it's not like they could wait and hold up their release in the countries they were ready for with the PS4 out.  To be fair, the other countries will get a better product with more games from the get-go so it's not all bad unless you're gung-ho about being an early adopter.



#9 firey

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 15:19

A $450 price translates to roughly $900 in local currency after taxes. :/ They might as well not launch in India. It's due to high import duties but still ridiculous, have a look at Xbox 360 price today

http://www.flipkart....tforms_Xbox 360

 

Holy crap.
 

25499 Indian Rupee equals
461.277 Canadian Dollar.  You can get a brand new PS4 for that.


#10 Dutchie64

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 15:27

Sigh.....

 

 

Just......  sigh......

 

oh.... and a HUGE facepalm.



#11 Davo

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 15:44

There are maybe a handful of countries in that list that could help sales number. In most countries, the price will be grossly high or out of reach for the general public.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 15:56

I am dissapointed at the long wait. BUT on the other hand, I look at the two consoles today, at the list of games available, and the release schedule, and I see that... there won't be any reason to own it until then anyway. 

 

Not ruling out that I will import before september anyway, but I don't know. depends on the economy I guess. 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 16:02

Well at least they will get a much more "READY" launch than us by then. At least if Microsoft keeps the steady updates coming in.  Its already a much improved system then launch day. To be honest I kind of suspected MS wanted to release the end of this year anyway and rushed it out a bit but i dont know.  Not to mention the game selections by then should be pretty nice.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 16:19

Anyone else think that's a long time to wait? Almost a year from launch!

I expected 3-4 months to be honest.


I thought the roll out would be more of a "roll out", opening to more countries as they went along but 10months is too long IMO. Then most of these countries are probably not big on gaming consoles or xbox in particular (historic data etc.)
 

Holy crap.

25499 Indian Rupee equals
461.277 Canadian Dollar. You can get a brand new PS4 for that.

 

you think?  (that's ~ US$655)

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 16:39

I thought the roll out would be more of a "roll out", opening to more countries as they went along but 10months is too long IMO. Then most of these countries are probably not big on gaming consoles or xbox in particular (historic data etc.)
 

 

you think?  (that's ~ US$655)

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I meant here, I assumed the ps4 would be very expensive over there.