Xbox One Releasing In Japan On September 4th

After a lengthy delay from its US counterpart, the Xbox One is finally coming to Japan. The console is set to release in Japan on September 4th, 2014.

Confirmed on Major Nelson’s blog, the console will also be coming to 24 other markets in September which include many parts of Europe and South America. The Xbox One is currently available in the United States, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain, where the console has shipped 5 million units.

Microsoft has always has trouble breaching the Japanese market with its consoles, and the fact that the PS4 has been available in the country since February is surely not going to help. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has faith in Xbox’s success in Japan however, stating that “We remain committed to the Japanese market.” 

Game support is promised for the Xbox One in Japan, with Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, and the upcoming new Halo game confirmed to come to the console.

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