Just over nine months since the initial launch, Microsoft has released the Xbox One in Japan; a market that the Xbox brand has struggled in since the days of the original Xbox.
Gamers in Japan can purchase the console with a Kinect Sensor for ¥49,980 (approximately $480 USD) or without the Kinect Sensor for ¥39,980 (approximately $380 USD). A great game selection will also be available, with the line-up including Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, Titanfall, Thief, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Murdered: Soul Suspect and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
September is a huge month for Xbox, as Xbox One will be landing in nearly 30 new markets around the world. It will be interesting to see how Xbox One performs in Japan, considering even Sony’s PlayStation 4 is struggling it its home country.
Thanks for the heads up, GameSpot.