Microsoft plans to sell its Xbox 360 game console in more Asian countries starting early next year, the company announced Monday.
Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in the US on November 22, followed by the European launch of the console on December 2. The console will be launched in Japan on December 10. Monday's announcement marks the first time that Microsoft has expanded on its plans to make the console available to gamers in other markets.
South Korean gamers will be able to get their hands on the Xbox 360 on February 24, Microsoft said. That release will be followed by launches in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore on March 2, it said.
When Xbox 360 is launched in these Asian markets, gamers will be able to choose from 15 available titles, including Dead or Alive 4 from Japan's Tecmo and Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing 3 from Microsoft Game Studios.
The list of planned titles also includes games released by Asian game developers, such as Huxley by South Korea’s Webzen and Mahjong Online by Taiwan's TWP.
Microsoft did not say how the Xbox 360 will cost in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In the US and Europe, the console is available in two versions costing $300 and $400 in the US, £210 and £280 in the UK, and €300 and €400 in Europe, respectively. However, the Xbox 360 will launch in Japan later this week in one version only and will cost ¥37,900 ($314).