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.