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Microsoft confirms Xbox One's 21 launch countries; No Asian launch until 2014

Ben Parfitt
Microsoft confirms Xbox One's 21 launch countries; No Asian launch until 2014

The 21 countries in which Xbox One is expected to launch this November have been confirmed by Microsoft.

Included are the likes of the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and the Scandinavian region.

And remember – with online check-ins a requirement for the machine, attempting to play a unit in an unsupported country will either be impossible or require some sort of IP-altering technical wizardry.

It looks as if Microsoft isn’t going to launch in Asia this year, which isn’t a big surprise. With launch stock of any console always likely to be low, Microsoft will understandably want to focus on the markets in which Xbox is most established.

The company has previously insisted that it has not given up on Japan and the Far East despite Xbox’s dismal performance in the territory to date.

Here are the launch countries in full:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Russia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

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