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Xbox One Launches in Japan on September 4, 25 Other Regions To Follow Shortly

Xbox One Launches in Japan on September 4, 25 Other Regions To Follow Shortly


Xbox One Launches in Japan on September 4, 25 Other Regions To Follow Shortly

Xbox One Launches in Japan on September 4, 25 Other Regions To Follow ShortlyMicrosoft has officially announced that their next-generation gaming console and home entertainment system, the Xbox One, is coming to Japan later this year on September 4.

While Microsoft didn’t reveal any information on the console’s pricing for Japan and the game bundles they plan to release there, they did list more than 40 games that are set to come out in the region including all the console’s US launch games like Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Sone of Rome, and Forza Motorsport 5. A couple of unreleased games includiung include D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die and Halo on Xbox One were also listed which may
entail that those games will be released by the time the console launches in Japan but could also only mean that the region will also receive those games once they’re launched.

The announcement also revealed that 48 game developers in the region are interested in developing games for the Xbox One. We’ve listed the 48 aforementioned game developers below. Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, previously mentioned in an interview that a “well-known Japanese developer is creating an exclusive title for the console,” adding that the company plans to make official announcements during the Tokyo Game Show later this year.

Aside from Japan, Microsoft is also officially releasing the Xbox One to 25 other countries in September including Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UAE.

The Xbox One was initially released on November 22, 2013 in 13 regions including the US, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the U.K., Mexico, New Zealand and Spain. At launch, the Xbox One was priced at an SRP of $499 in North America, £429 in the U.K., and €499 in Europe. Since then it has received a number of price drops in a few regions as well as getting bundled with titles like Titanfall to promote sales. Currently, Microsoft has sold over 5 million of their next-gen console since it launched last year.

The full list of regional game companies developing for the Xbox One follows:

  • Arc System Works
  • Atodinku
  • Access Games Corporation
  • Acquire
  • Altus
  • Inter glow
  • Experience
  • SNK Playmore
  • Electronic Arts
  • Kadokawa Games
  • Capcom
  • Gung Ho Online Entertainment, Inc.
  • Cute
  • Grounding Ltd.
  • Gref
  • Klong Co.
  • Cave
  • Genki
  • Tecmo Koei Games
  • Codemasters Ltd.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment
  • CyberConnect2
  • Cyber Step Corporation
  • Silicon Studio Co.
  • Zoo
  • Square Enix
  • Spike Chunsoft
  • Sega
  • Tango Gameworks
  • 2K Games
  • Teikutsu Interactive Japan
  • D3 Publisher Inc.
  • Triangle Service
  • Nippon Ichi Software
  • Hamster
  • Namco Bandai Games Inc.
  • Namco Bandai Studio
  • Business Partners
  • From Software
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Marvelous AQL
  • Mages
  • Moss
  • Yukes
  • Ubisoft
  • Land Ho
  • Level Five
  • Warner Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd

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