Posted Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 08:58 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Japan one of 26 new countries to receive the new console.
One of the dominos of Microsoft's big post e3 2103 Xbox One change was the delay of an already lengthy territory launch schedule for the Xbox One. But like with many items in this new generation of consoles, there is an eventual follow through. For instance, despite a history of local lackluster adoption, Microsoft will bring the Xbox One in Japan this September.
Microsoft has released the new console in 13 countries thus far, but by the September 4th Japan release date, another 26 countries should have joined the party.
The introduction of the original Xbox in Japan began on the wrong foot as the initial presentation did not fit accepted conventions in the island nation. Efforts to bring popular and promising Japanese RPGs to the Xbox 360 in its early years, did not cause a sensation. As for the Xbox One, the September date gives Microsoft some time to announce a title or two specifically for Japan, and it also allows time for the [email protected] program to blossom.
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