Xbox One has not been very successful within Japan, something that is appreciated just by reviewing the country’s weekly sales. The truth is that the Japanese market was not one of Microsoft’s priorities, and its console was released on the island almost a year after its launch in the rest of the world. However, it seems that the Redmond is going to give more importance to the region in the new generation, and plan to publish their expected Xbox Series X in Japan in late 2020.
During the Inside Xbox in May, Microsoft reiterated that Xbox Series X will be available worldwide by the end of the year. In response to this statement, the Japanese magazine Famitsu contacted the company to confirm whether the proclamation also included their region, to which the representative of the brand in Japan responded as follows: ” The launch of Xbox Series X is planned for the Christmas season 2020 “.
Likewise, Famitsu has been able to confirm that the Halo Infinite and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla games, as well as Scarlet Nexus and Bright Memory: Infinite, will be available in Japan for the console, as in other areas. Although curiously, the one that has not confirmed its premiere on Xbox Series X for the Japanese market is Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the new installment of the Yakuza saga that debuted on PS4 with great figures at the beginning of the year.
Some will remember statements by Phil Spencer in February, where the manager claimed he wanted Microsoft to have a greater weight in Japan. And in fact, the Redmond company launched its Xbox Game Pass service in the country just a few months later. With the simultaneous launch of Xbox Series X, it appears that Microsoft’s commitment to the Japanese market is real for a generation of consoles where they promise a historic catalog of exclusives for their consoles.