Xbox One Launches Worldwide

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Xbox One – the new-generation for games and entertainment is available now in 13 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Austria. We can only imagine the excitement and for many some are still awaiting delivery of their consoles from couriers, and perhaps spare a thought for those gamers who aren’t allowed theirs until Christmas!!

In a newly updated press release the Xbox Team described the launch as “an epic night around the world” from New Zealand to Los Angeles. In New Zealand, fans partied at Shed 10 in Auckland as the iconic Sky Tower pulsed green, and one fan made the world’s first official Xbox One purchase. Across the world in London, Xbox One turned entertainment epicenter Leicester Square into Xbox One Square with a glowing, green nexus and fan festivities throughout the day. In New York, zombies, Roman soldiers and jaw-dropping supercars converged on Times Square. As billboards glowed green, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis helped 1,000 fans count down to midnight with an electrifying performance at Best Buy Theater, while thousands more celebrated in Times Square. Across the country in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s biggest gamers walked the green carpet and mingled withfans who came out to try Xbox One games and enjoy beats courtesy of deadmau5. Similar spectacular celebrations also occurred in the other Xbox One launch markets.

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Marc Whitten, chief product officer, Xbox:

The launch of Xbox One is truly Day One. Today is the beginning of the future of entertainment, and we could not be more proud to deliver Xbox One to fans around the world.

This full list of Xbox One games available at launch today:

  • “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag” (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • “Battlefield 4” (DICE, Electronic Arts)
  • “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • “Crimson Dragon” (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Dead Rising 3” (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)
  • “FIFA 14” (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
  • “Fighter Within” (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
  • “Forza Motorsport 5” (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Just Dance 2014” (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
  • “Killer Instinct” (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
  • “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • “LocoCycle” (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Madden NFL 25” (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
  • “NBA 2K14” (Visual Concepts, 2K)
  • “NBA LIVE 14” (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
  • “Need for Speed Rivals” (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
  • “Powerstar Golf ” (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Ryse: Son of Rome” (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Skylanders SWAP Force” (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • “Xbox Fitness” (Microsoft Studios)
  • “Zoo Tycoon” (Frontier Developments Microsoft Studios)
  • “Zumba Fitness World Party” (Zoë Mode, Majesco)
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