After months of speculation, Microsoft have finally announced when to expect the Xbox One in South Africa – and that date is the 23rd September 2014.

Yusuf Mehdi, the Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business at Xbox, revealed through an announcement on Xbox Wire that Microsoft’s Xbox One will launch in 26 additional regions around the world in September 2014. The second launch wave adds to the 13 markets in which the console is already available, which will bring the total number of countries with Xbox One availability to 39.

News that is specific to the launch of Microsoft’s new console in these additional markets will be shared at a “local level” towards the end of April. Now that the console is confirmed for South African shores, however, there is no reason not to enter the Vamers Titanfall Collector’s Edition competition.

Below is the full list of the second wave of launch countries due to receive the Xbox One in September:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UAE


Are you excited for the launch of the Xbox One or have you already imported your console? Let us know.

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