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News  18, Mar 2014

Xbox One out in Singapore, India, Korea and Japan this September

Microsoft’s new console will be out later this year in 22 other countries; more details in April

Ready to beat the stuffing out of Betamax. Image credit: Microsoft

Good news for you Asian gaming fans wondering about the Xbox One. A recent Xbox Wire update stated that the machine will be out on Singaporean, Indian, Korean and Japanese retail shelves this September.

The machine will also be out in these other 22 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on whether Malaysia or China will get local support for the console. Microsoft will reveal more launch details specific to these countries at the end of April.

If you can’t wait that long, there are many options (local or online) to parallel import the next-gen device. If you plan to do so, what titles can you get for your giant monolith of a machine?

Right now, there’s Roman action simulator Ryse, driving game Forza 5, zombie genocide title Dead Rising 3, the recently-out Titanfall (which is also on the PC), Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (that’s also out on Xbox 360), the Thief reboot (which isn’t that big of a deal), Call of Duty: Ghosts, Zoo Tycoon, a bunch of EA sports games not upscaled for next-gen properly, already-out-on-current-gen-consoles titles Assassin’s Creed IV and Tomb Raider, Kinect Rival Sports, and fighting game Killer Instinct (which personally does free-to-play right).That’s quite a decent amount of games, come to think of it.

 

 

Jonathan Toyad

Jonathan Toyad

If you want an elaborate answer on who would win in a fight between Ultraman and Godzilla, Jonathan Toyad is your man. A six-year veteran in the game journalism industry, he did words and videos for outlets such as GameSpot, GameAxis, IGN and Stuff.TV. Fears coyotes and scorched earths.

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