Today Microsoft held a pre-Tokyo Game Show “Press Round Table” at an hotel in Tokyo with reporters from the major Japanese websites and magazines to introduce the Xbox One to the local press, and Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer, together with Senior Director of Product Management and Planning Albert Penello and Microsoft Japan’s General Manager of Interactive Entertainment Business Takashi Sensui brought along the very first production Xbox One (this one, that was shown a few days ago by Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb on Twitter) just off the assembly line.
I guess that’s a good consolation prize, considering that they called all those journos out basically to tell them “Sorry, but we aren’t telling you to the Xbox One’s Japanese release date just yet, but hey, have some more 360 for now!”
They also opened that big green box, so we can finally see its contents in all their black and rectangular glory. In addition to the Xbox One itself we see its controller and Kinect, and a few pictures of the UI, together with a bunch of renders of Microsoft’s booth at Tokyo Game Show.
You can check them all out in the gallery below (pictures are courtesy of Famitsu.com, Gpara, Game Watch, Gamer and Dengeki Online). One thing is for sure. Either the hall was quite dusty, or the console itself is a dust magnet with that glossy finish…