Microsoft: Xbox One Surprises Coming at Tokyo Game Show; Console with Kinect More Popular in Japan

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 2, 2014

Microsoft Japan held today its annual management policy press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, and the local head of Xbox Takashi Izumi had some information to share on the Xbox One’s early performance in the country and on what we can expect in the future, as reported by Game Watch.

Izumi-san mentoned that the console’s preorder numbers are within expectations and that the Day One Edition (including Kinect Sports Rivals and Titanfall bundled with the console and Kinect) is going strong, and apparently the version with Kinect included is more popular. He also encouraged customers to pre-order early as many shops are about to close orders for the Day One edition.

In the next months Microsoft plans to let customers experience the console with demo stations in 200 electronics stores nation-wide before the launch on September 4th, and to organize further demo events.

The company is already gearing up for Tokyo Game Show, focusing on the new titles announced at E3 and on the extensive holiday line-up. In addition to that, they’re preparing some surprises for the event.

It’ll definitely be interesting to see what Micrsoft has in store for us at Tokyo Game Show. They know they have an uphill battle to fight in the archipelago of the rising sun, and they definitely seem to want to bring their A game.

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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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