Xbox One To Be Launched In Japan This September

By Mike Sousa on April 23, 2014, 7:39AM EDT

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will finally launch in Japan on the 4th of September. The console will release nearly a year after it launched in North America and several countries in Europe.

Although an official line-up has yet to be revealed, Square Enix has already confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Thief, and Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available on the day the console launches. Although they aren't confirmed as launch titles, Microsoft has confirmed that Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Halo on Xbox One, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome will be released in Japan.

At the moment, 48 Japanese companies are confirmed to be developing titles for the Xbox One. "The Japanese development community remains incredibly important to us, and we're continuing to invest there. We're having great conversations with people. We're not announcing anything, but I can say both RPGs and specifically the Japanese developers are really important to our ecosystem," said Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division.

Considering the sales of the Xbox and Xbox 360 in Japan, do you think that the Xbox One has got what it takes to stand against its competitors? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Famitsu

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