Xbox One Gets a Release Date and Price in Japan: Same as PS4 Without Kinect

on May 26, 2014 10:23 PM

Microsoft Japan just announced the release date and pricing of the Xbox One in the archipelago of the Rising sun. Japanese gamers will be able to enjoy Microsoft’s console on September 4th.

The Xbox One will be priced at 39,980 yen (taxes not included) without Kinect, which is the same as a PS4. The version of the console with Kinect will launch at 49,980 yen.

The following accessories will be launched at the same time:

  • Xbox One Wireless Controller: 5980 yen
  • Xbox One Play & Charge Kit: 2480 yen
  • Xbox One voice chat headset: 2480 yen
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller with Play & Charge Kit: 7480 yen
  • Xbox One headset adapter Price: 2480 yen
  • Xbox One stereo headset: 7980 yen
  • Xbox One Kinect sensor: price undecided

Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome are indicated as launch titles published by Microsoft Japan, while the press release names Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, and Halo 5: Guardians as games to be released at a later time.

It’ll definitely be interesting to see if Xbox One will manage to do better than its predecessor in Japan, but now we know that the battle for the rising sun will officially begin on September 4th, with both companies boasting exactly the same price point.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.