View Full Version : Microsoft reveals prices of two Xbox One variations for Japan

05-27-2014, 02:03 AM
As expected Xbox One has the same price as PS4 and a Kinect Bundle that is 10000 yen more expensive.


Microsoft's seventh-generation console, the Xbox One, will launch in Japan Sept. 4 for 39,980 yen ($392) for the console and 49,980 yen ($490) bundled with the Kinect, Microsoft Japan announced today.

Microsoft recently announced that 48 game developers in the region have expressed their interest in developing software for the Xbox One, who will add to the titles already available for the console. Titles that will be available in the region include Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5: Guardians and Dead Rising 3. A list of titles announced for release in Japan is available on Microsoft's website .

Microsoft first confirmed the Japanese 2014 launch window for the Xbox One in September last year. At the time, corporate vice president Phil Spencer reaffirmed that Microsoft remains dedicated to catering the console market in Japan despite the Xbox One launching later in region than the rest of the world.

The company launched its latest generation console in 13 countries on Nov. 22. The recommended retail launch prices for the console, bundled with the Kinect, across various markets include $499 in North America, 429 in the U.K. and 499 in Europe. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that a Kinect-less version of the Xbox One will be available June 9 for $399.

After a delay, Sony's PlayStation 4 launched in Japan on Feb. 22, 2014 for 39,980 and 43,980 bundled with its Eye camera peripheral. The late launch of the PS4 in Japan was partially due to the lack of games aimed at Japanese consumers from Japanese developers.


05-27-2014, 04:58 PM
The first exclusives for japan have started today as well. There getting good support from Mages/Nitroplus with a Psycho Pass game and a sequel to Chaos Head/Stein'sGate. There also getting three games from the new studio headed by the old Cave boss.

05-28-2014, 01:35 AM
That's a shame, nothing like when Xbox 360 was launched, coming with a couple of exclusive RPGs, shooters and action games.

05-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Yeah the japanese support semms to be visual novels. Nothing like the kind of investment we saw for the 360 launch.

Its a shame, but to be honest... if it didnt work for the 360, it wouldnt work for the X1. Actually i dont think this will either. It would be understandable if Microsoft didnt even launch the thing there.

05-28-2014, 09:12 AM
The problem is even worse now because MS don't have a handheld either. It's not like the PS4 is even getting massive support from Japanese companies and the ones they have are mainly PS4/Vita like Natural Doctrine.

06-20-2014, 04:17 AM
Looks like the XB1 is set to remain the go to place for Shmups this generation with the announcement that Moss (Raiden V) and Qute (Natsuki Chronicles) are continuing the trend of making there games exclusive to Microsoft consoles.