Microsoft to release Xbox One in Japan on September 4, 2014


American multinational corporation Microsoft has announced that its popular console, Xbox One will be released in Japan on September 4, 2014. Titles which have been confirmed for the Japanese release include Halo 5, Forza Motorsport 5, Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, as well as Ryse: Son of Rome.

Microsoft to release Xbox One in Japan on September 4, 2014

In addition to that, Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company Square Enix has announced that it will locally launch games including Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Tomb Raider. The developer is responsible for the distribution of the Call of Duty: Ghosts franchise in Japan.

The latest news – taken from the Japanese press – comes with the promise of significant support in Japan for the next-gen console by over 40 games companies, including:

  • 2K Games
  • Access Games
  • Acquire
  • Arc System Works
  • Artdink
  • Atlus
  • Bandai Namco Games
  • Bandai Namco Studio
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • BusinessPartner
  • Capcom
  • Cave
  • Codemasters
  • Cute
  • CyberConnect2
  • CyberStep
  • D3 Publisher
  • Electronic Arts
  • Experience
  • From Software
  • G.rev
  • Genki
  • Grounding
  • GungHo Online Entertainment
  • Hamster
  • Integrow
  • Kadokawa Games
  • Klon
  • Konami
  • Land Ho
  • Level-5
  • Mages
  • Marvelous AQL
  • Moss
  • Nippon Ichi Software
  • Sega
  • Silicion Studio
  • SNK Playmore
  • Spike Chunsoft
  • Square Enix
  • Take-Two Interactive
  • Tango Gameworks
  • Tecmo Koei
  • Triangle Service
  • Ubisoft
  • Warner Entertainment Japan
  • Yuke’s
  • Zoo

The American tech giant revealed last week that it has shipped more than 5 million units all over the world, with 311,000 units sold in the United States in March 2014. Microsoft released Xbox One in North America, Australia and the UK on November 22, 2013.

Photo Credits: GameSpot

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