Microsoft is commited to Japan

Friday, 24th May 2013 03:34 GMT By Naren Hooson

Despite low lifetime Xbox 360 sales in Japan and the regions loyalty to Nintendo and PlayStation, Xbox One will be launched in Japan.

Courtesy of MCV, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick told a roundtable, “We’re committed to Japan, we continue to build on our partnerships, we continue to build on our offerings for consumers inside of that space.”

“We think it’s an important market. And we’ll continue building on the working investment that we’ve done over all these years.” Mattrick added.

Details of the launch were not discussed but Mattick assured that news for each region will be revealed once key partners have been determined and market strategy built.



  1. sithsylar

    Xbox One Logo should be “We will be watching over you” :D.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Metroid455

    Is this a joke? lol Im sorry Microsoft but you’ve already lost over here, hardly anyone at all is interested. Maybe if you weren’t such a typically American, corporate Giant we might be more interested

    #2 2 years ago

    Haha, good look MS. By the sounds of things atm, Xbox One will do even worse in Japan than the 360 did.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. yeoung

    It’s good to see they haven’t lost their sense of humour

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    I guess this means they’re going to throw around a metric shit ton of money to take PS4 exclusives. Of course, we saw how well that worked for them in the early days of the 360. All it really ended up doing was condemning the JRPG genre to becoming niche again, after its glory days on the PS1 and PS2.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Francis O

    Save your money Microsoft. The Xbox 360 sells about 1000 units a month in Japan right now. And the Xbox One will do nothing for Japanese consumers. It’s too big, no JRPGs were shown, paying for online, no backward compatibility so users can play all of the great JRPGs that came out on the Xbox 360. The Xbox One is DOA in Japan.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Mr Sparkle

    Is Japan commited to Microsoft?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Malmer

    @1 Hope you don’t have a smartphone. Then you will be really paranoid. That thing both has online, gps, camera and microphone! And it follows you everywhere recording everything you say and do, sending it to the secret overlords of the world who are out to get you. Personally! :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Belmont

    Good point !

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    Its cool that their trying but is it a lost cause?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Goffee

    It’ll have a fun battle fighting the Wii U for sales in Japan, Nintendo’s console really is struggling over there.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Kieran

    SONY have Japan in their pockets lol !!!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Silent Killer01

    Just put a “Made in Japan” sticker on it or manufacture some in japan and sell those console in japan.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Beta

    Have they seen 360′s sales figures in Japan? :P

    #14 2 years ago

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