During E3 2013, we have learned that Microsoft is planning to release its Xbox One console in more markets in 2014. The company has finally announce those market – 26 countries in total – earlier today which also includes our southern neighbour, Singapore.
The full list of Xbox One’s new markets is as below:
Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore.
If you wondering why I’m putting an emphasis on Singapore, it is due to the fact that the country is the main supplier of Xbox 360 console into Malaysia as well as plenty of other countries in this region. This predominantly happened because Singapore is the only country to have official presence of Xbox 360 and Xbox Live in South East Asia.
With this announcement, Malaysian gamers will soon be able to obtain Xbox One consoles and accessories as well as warranty and repairs from Singapore. This still doesn’t beat having local support as per what PS Vita and PS2/3/4 owners have been enjoying from Sony since years ago but it is still better than having to obtain the console from United States as per many early Xbox One adopters in Malaysia out there.
Now comes the golden question that has been asked for countless of times since years ago: will Microsoft officially release Xbox consoles in Malaysia? Honestly speaking and once again, I doubt that will ever happen for our market although Microsoft Malaysia is proving itself to be capable of handling the release and presence of significant in-house physical product with Microsoft Surface.
[Source: Xbox Wire]