Or slightly later, if you happen to be in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Japan.
"Have you ever wanted to check out the entertainment experiences and apps on Xbox Live?" asks Microsoft. Well, your ship has finally come in, as Microsoft is opening up its Gold vaults to customers in a select group of countries. You'll get access to pretty much everything Gold has to offer, from October 4th to 6th. Where do you have to be in order to receive this bounty? Weeeeeelll ...
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. It probably helps if you pretend this is a Broadway musical, so try to end it on a high note. You know, 'aaaaaaand VIetNAAAM!'
Of course, there are countries other than, say, Vietnam, who aren't getting bounty this weekend. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico will be getting theirs on October 11th to 14th, while Japan will get it on November 7th to 10th.
Most of those countries aren't among the lucky 13 that will be getting Xbox One at launch. Some - like Japan and South Korea - may not get it until 2014, or later.