Electronic Arts announced with a press release the launch in Japan of the EA Access service, with a monthly cost of 518 yen. Of course it’s available exclusively on Xbox One.
This actually makes the service slightly cheaper in Japan than in the west. The Japanese price equates to $4.35, while the service costs $4.99 in the US, €3,99 ($4.55) in Europe and £3.99 ($6.29) in the UK.
The cost for a full year will be 3,002 yen ($25.2), which is also cheaper than yearly fees in the United States. In the US a year costs $29.99, while in the UK it costs £19.99 ($31.54) and in Europe it’s priced €24,99 ($28.50).
The vault includes FIFA 15, Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 15, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, NHL 15, Peggle 2, EA Sports UFC, Need For Speed Rivals and NBA Live 15. NHL 15, Fifa 14 and Madden NFL 25, which are included in the west, are missing from the Japanese line-up. The 10% discount on EA’s digital products and the pre-release trials are still included in the deal.
The Xbox One isn’t exactly the most popular console in Japan, with only 51,136 units sold as of Sunday. We’ll have to see if this will sweeten the deal at least a bit for Japanese gamers.