The Xbox One has not fared in a stellar way so far in Japan, having currently sold only a little over 53,000 units in the country since its launch last September. Last year Microsoft had a very solid presence at Tokyo Game Show, including one of the largest booths.
This year the house of Xbox did not appear in the preliminary list of exhibitor, sparking rumors about it possibly skipping the shop, and indeed that’s the case, as confirmed by Famitsu, that managed to get official word from the local arm of Microsoft.
“In 2015, we’ll continue to release an attractive line-up Xbox titles, including exclusive games. This year we will not exhibit at Tokyo Game Show, but we’re preparing a variety of initiatives to convey the latest news to Xbox fans and to the media. As soon as the details are set, we’ll let you know about them”
It’s quite possible that Microsoft will organize its own press event for the Japanese market, avoiding the expense for a large booth at the Makuhari Messe. Of course, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we receive more detailed information on whatever Microsoft is planning.