Xbox Live coming to nine new countries

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 14:02 GMT By Joe Anderson


Microsoft has announced that nine more countries are to join Xbox Live

Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa are the latest countries to be added to the line-up.

Up until now, these countries have been unable to take part in games online or use any of the consoles other online services, effectively leaving them with a console that is half as useful as it ought to be. Those nine countries can start celebrating though because they will soon be able to show their gaming skills off the World.

In an added bonus, Australia will soon be able to watch live television and video-on-demand programming on Xbox Live, thanks to a deal struck with cable TV provider FoxTell.

Thanks, Edge.