Microsoft Tries to Push Xbox One in Japan with Free Games and Discounted Controllers

on March 3, 2015 12:47 AM

The Xbox One isn’t exactly shining in Japan, but Microsoft isn’t giving up. The house of Xbox just launched the Xbox Spring Game Festival, and enacted two initiatives to push the console in the archipelago of the Rising Sun.

The first is a free or heavily discounted game (depending on the retailer) on top of any Xbox One purchase, giving the customer a choice between Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Evolve and Battlefield Hardline. This will last until march 31st.

The second is a discount of 1000 yen on every Xbox (One and 360) controller at select retailers. The deadline for this discount is May 10th.

Whether this initiative will manage to tip the scale a bit more in favor of the Xbox One, it remains to be seen, but we can’t definitely say that Microsoft isn’t trying.

 /  Executive News Editor
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