Microsoft Announces “Xbox One Big Thanksgiving 2015” Event To Push The Console in Japan

on August 17, 2015 1:45 PM

The Xbox One hasn’t been selling like hotcakes in Japan, with under 55,000 units sold in nearly a year, and only 200 leaving the shelves in the past week, but Microsoft isn’t giving up.

While they won’t have a presence at Tokyo Game Show, they are organizing their own consumer events in order to give the console a much need marketing push. The Japanese arm of Redmond’s software giant announced the Xbox One Big Thanksgiving 2015 (Xbox One Dai Kansha-sai 2015), to be held in Tokyo on September 26th and in Osaka on October 4th, hitting both the biggest cities of the archipelago of the rising sun.

The venues for the events still hasn’t been announced, but they will be free entry without requiring a registration (even if Microsoft reserves the right to regulate entry if things get too crowded).

Both events promise playable demos of the latest Xbox One games and other forms of entertainment, with more details to come at a later time. I will be there for the Tokyo event, so you can definitely expect a first-hand report.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.