‘The more, the merrier’ is what seems to happen this year as Microsoft’s Xbox One sets its foot to 26 international markets starting September, putting more efforts to rise above against its notorious rival Sony’s PlayStation 4.
In a blog post by Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice-President of Marketing, Strategy and Business for Xbox, he proudly announced Xbox One’s journey to 26 additional 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. 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.”
Furthermore, Mehdi also wrote that they “saw the highest number of hours logged on Xbox Live since the launch of Xbox One” as users spend an average of five (5) hours a day on Xbox One. According to data released last week by The NPD Group, Xbox One is gaining a lot better now resulting to a narrow gap against Sony’s PlayStation 4. On February, Microsoft’s new console sold “over 90 percent of what the PS4 $399.99 at Amazon sold in terms of unit sales”.
Included in the list of international markets where Microsoft?s next-generation Xbox One video game console would be released are the following:
5. Czech Republic
19. Saudi Arabia
22. South Africa
As of the moment, Xbox One, which was launched last November, is available in 13 countries namely: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, and the US.
In addition, Microsoft on Tuesday said an Xbox One platform called Project Spark would give developers the tools in order to create they own game worlds including but not limited to designing their own stories, characters, cutscenes is now available in open beta.
Microsoft Xbox One a “gaming controller just got better with over 40 technology innovations. New impulse triggers deliver precise fingertip feedback for more realistic experiences. Kinect will auto-pair your controller instantly, even when you hand it to a friend during a game. We have streamlined the thumbsticks, D-pad, and contours for improved precision and comfort in your hands. Simply put, it?s the best controller we?ve ever made,” the company wrote in www.xbox.com.