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Xbox One hitting Japan September 4

Will be released September 4th
Will be released September 4th
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Microsoft Japan has revealed that the Xbox One will finally be hitting shelves in Japan on September 4th, 2014. This news comes via Famitsu, which states that 48 gaming companies will support the next generation system for that region. Some of the more popular Japanese developers will be key in the success of the Xbox One. Capcom, Bandai Namco, SNK Playmore, and Tecmo Koei should bring premium content as hopes to gain popularity for the system in that region is key for Microsoft.

The Xbox 360 did not sell very well over seas in Japan during its tenure. Microsoft aims to change that by maintaining the launch lineup and promising the games that have already been released. Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Titanfall will all eventually see releases as the system will be playing catch-up with the already well-established Sony PlayStation 4.

Microsoft has launched its Xbox One in 13 countries worldwide since its initial launch in November 2013, and it aims to double that to 26 countries, one of which includes Japan. No price has been announced for the system along with no word on whether or not the Kinect 2.0 will be mandatory. Stay tuned for more information involving the Japanese release of the Xbox One.