Microsoft Pushes Xbox One Sales in Japan With $41 Discount Just in Time for Psycho-Pass

The Xbox One hasn’t exactly performed in a stellar way in Japan, selling just over 50,000 units since last September, but Microsoft isn’t giving up.

Today the house of Xbox launched a new discount campaign for the console, temporarily slicing the price by 5,000 yen (just north of $41)  of all SKUs.

Most local retailer like Amazon, Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera, Sofmap, Edion and more are also participating in the initiative, and matching the discount.

This comes at a pretty convenient time, as the upcoming anime-inspired Xbox One exclusive Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happyness is going to hit the shelves on May 28th, and combined with the discount, it might heat up the market at least a bit.

We’ll know just effective this will be with the Media Create charts that will be released on June 3rd. Chaos;Child, the previous Xbox One exclusive by 5pb.,  really didn’t work out, pushing the publisher to port the game to PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. We’ll see if Psycho-Pass will do better, possibly thanks to the popularity of the anime series.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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