The announcement all Xbox fans have been waiting for has finally been made, the Xbox One will launch on the 22nd of November in 13 territories, including the US and Europe. Don’t be surprised that South Africa is not among the 13 countries; we all saw it coming. The 13 countries lucky enough to make the list are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. The official statement made by Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of marketing strategy and business, said the following:
We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere, We sold out of our pre-order supply faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever.
We’re going to keep bringing more value to the Xbox One as we head towards launch building on some of the advancements we have already shared such as the 40 plus improvements to the Xbox One controller, advancements to help you find the perfect opponent and make the most of our online community, to the power of the cloud,
November 22 is a special day in Xbox history – on this day, we first launched Xbox 360 in 2005. Our next chapter begins in 79 days, when Xbox One becomes available. We built Xbox One to bring you the best games, unrivaled multiplayer and more entertainment than ever before. It’s nearly time to say “Xbox On” and open a new world of games and entertainment.”
No news on when we can expect to see the Xbox One in South Africa, but it will most likely be next year.
Source : VG247