Xbox One hits Japan Sept. 4 -- Will it find success where Xbox 360 did not?
Games to be available include Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome, among others.
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Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One will launch in Japan on September 4 and revealed a list of games that will be available for the console in the country.
The news release and Famitsu report (translated by Gematsu) do not mention pricing information. Titles that will be available in Japan include Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, and the all-new Halo game.
Separately, Square Enix has announced that it will publish Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Thief, and Murdered: Soul Suspect in Japan. A list of 48 companies signed up to make games for the Xbox One in Japan is available below.
The $500 Xbox One originally launched on November 22 in the United States, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain. Microsoft has shipped more than 5 million systems to date.
Sony's PlayStation 4 has been available in Japan since February 22.
Historically, Microsoft's Xbox platforms have not performed very well in Japan, but that doesn't mean the company has lost hope for the region. Speaking to GameSpot earlier this year, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer maintained that console gaming is not dead in Japan.
"It's critical for us in the industry that we continue to invest there and see great games come out," he said at the time.
The Xbox One will also come to 25 other regions sometime in September, though Microsoft has not announced official release dates or pricing details for those markets yet.
- 2K Games
- Access Games
- Arc System Works
- Bandai Namco Games
- Bandai Namco Studio
- Bethesda Softworks
- D3 Publisher
- Electronic Arts
- From Software
- GungHo Online Entertainment
- Kadokawa Games
- Land Ho
- Marvelous AQL
- Nippon Ichi Software
- Silicion Studio
- SNK Playmore
- Spike Chunsoft
- Square Enix
- Take-Two Interactive
- Tango Gameworks
- Tecmo Koei
- Triangle Service
- Warner Entertainment Japan
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