Microsoft’s controlled rollout of the Xbox One has been criticized by some, as Sony has launched the Playstation 4 in more countries already. But on Tuesday, Microsoft announced that 26 new markets will be getting the Xbox One this September, making those gamers very happy.
Since the initial rollout, Microsoft wanted to make sure that the Xbox One was working right, and that they rolled it out gradually. Of course, world gamers in countries that didn’t get it were disappointed, but additional country support announced on Tuesday should please them.
26 New Xbox One Countries
Coming this September, Microsoft will be rolling out the Xbox One in 26 additional countries. They 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, and the UAE.
This list of countries covers a number of countries that Microsoft was supposed to get to according to earlier announcements, but makes sure that global gamers in additional countries get the Xbox One. The announcements will be coming in April according to Major Nelson of Microsoft, and should come with global launch parties.
New Xbox Update From Microsoft
In addition to the global launch, Microsoft also announced that an April update will be coming to users. It will include notification support for online friends, a game save progress bar, Kinect voice and motion improvements, an improved game DVR program, and help with issues concerning TV set-top and audio controls.
This is great news for Xbox One users, as it’s the latest in updates for the system. Microsoft acknowledges that there are bugs to be worked on, and are getting these fixes to users as quickly as possible. As Microsoft plans to update the Xbox One in a number of global countries later this year, the need to perfect it as much as possible is at the utmost importance. At $499 each, the Xbox One is a huge revenue maker for Microsoft, and they know that their competitor Sony, is out there against them in these markets already.
I’m looking forward to a global launch from Microsoft. I love updates, and hopefully the April updates will fix problems that Microsoft knows about already.