Xbox One Japanese release date announced, 40+ developers pledge support

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 04:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Xbox One is finally coming to Japan, arriving in the homeland of modern consoles just in time for the Tokyo Game Show.


The console arrives in Japan on September 4, according to Gematsu‘s translation of a Famitsu report.

The launch line up has not been fully confirmed, but Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Halo on Xbox One, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider: definitive Edition, Thief and Murdered: Soul Suspect have been confirmed for Japanese release.

Plenty of companies have pledged support for the console in Japan, and we’re particularly excited to see what the likes of Atlus, Level-5, From Software, Grounding, G.Rev and Nippon Ichi can do with the new platform. The full list is below:

  • 2K Games
  • Access Games
  • Acquire
  • Arc System Works
  • Artdink
  • Atlus
  • Bandai Namco Games
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • BusinessPartner
  • Capcom
  • Cave
  • Codemasters
  • Cute
  • CyberConnect2
  • CyberStep
  • D3 Publisher
  • EA
  • 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



  1. Telepathic.Geometry


    #1 8 months ago
  2. Major Mayhem 70

    Still need those developers to develope for the west.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I’m sure it’ll be the same massive success as the 360 was in Japan.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Homer2014

    no Platinum Games? -> no exclusive title? thanks god

    #4 8 months ago
  5. zoopdeloop

    @Homer2014 maybe that will be the surprise.They don’t mention them and they’ll appear with an exclusive.Besides that’s not the whole list…40+

    #5 8 months ago
  6. RickGames

    I dont know how far it will take them, Nintendo and Sony own Japan. And the xbox is not new over there, so people already know what they can expect and also the devs. just for fun i went and looked up how many pledged for the 360.

    looks like the pledge for the 360 was better than this imo. but maybe too soon aswell.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    Oh right this is still a thing.



    #7 8 months ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    I dont know, it could do better than expected, titanfall really fits the gamer otaku needs of people in japan, and to a lesser extent dead rising, so they might had a shoot adding this third party support, i think nintendo should watch it closely.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. gameoholic007

    M$ is going to need all the help they can get over there. I’ll say it again, American products do poorly on the Asian market, so M$ is gonna need as much support to back them up as possible to make a dent in sales in Japan. It’s good to see that M$ is taking this a little bit more seriously this time around, but M$ is releasing their console over there way too late, they gave Sony plenty of time to make a solid footing with their product.

    #9 8 months ago

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