Xbox One Coming To India In Sept, Along With 25 Other Countries
Microsoft has made an announcement yesterday that Xbox One will be arriving in 26 countries from September 2014. And to the delight of console gamers, one of the countries mentioned is India.
Xbox One, without doubt, has had one of the most successful launches in the history of console gaming. When it launched in November last year, 1 million consoles were sold in span of 24 hours from the time of the launch. Microsoft never had such a bumper launch for any of its previous products, where fans from all of the world lined up at the Microsoft stores from previous night very much akin iPhone & iPad launches.
At launch, Xbox One was launched simultaneously in 13 countries including the UK. Now, as per the announcement 26 additional markets will get Xbox One in September this year. The countries that will get XBox One are:
XBox One’s Success
XBox One’s success has surprised many, especially due to the fact that mobile and tablets have drastically eaten up the gaming market across the globe. Most casual gamers prefer the portability and ease of playing games on mobile devices.
However, XBox One was able to sell millions of consoles in 13 countries it launched initially. And as per the announcement, the usage of XBox One console is pretty staggering. Microsoft announced that users spend an average of over five hours per day on Xbox One. And after their recent launch of “Titanfall”and highly anticipated Twitch broadcasting feature, the average playing hours have increased further. Last week, Microsoft witnessed highest number of hours logged on Xbox Live since the launch of Xbox One.
The success of Xbox is even more surprising is because, the console does not come cheap. At $500 apiece, it is the most expensive console game till date. Add to that the fact that, old XBox 360 games do not work on the console, and XBox One games are upward $50 each.
One thing is sure – XBox One is a huge hit for Microsoft. With rave reviews it has got, I am sure it will be successful in new markets like India as well. The price for India has not been announced as yet – we will update our readers as soon as we learn about it!