Xbox One Tries to Conquer Japan With Karaoke; Screenshots and Info Released
The Xbox One isn’t doing too hot in Japan, and Microsoft is trying to conquer the Japanese audience with one of the favorite pastimes among locals: Karaoke.
Karaoke@Dam was announced back in July, but didn’t make it in time for the console’s launch. It has finally been released on the Japanese Xbox One store today.
The app is developed in collaboration with Daiichikosho’s popular Club DAM chain of Karaoke clubs, and promises to reproduce the same experience as using the LIVE DAM equipment used at the cubs, offering over 100,000 songs.
DAM’s Precision Scoring ONE system is supported, and the app supports Kinect as a recording device and Smartglass to select the songs from the list. The ability to upload one’s personal music videos will be added at a later time.
Users can download the app for free, but they actually have to pay 300 yen $2.56 to use it for 24 hours, or 1,000 yen $8.55 for a 30 days. Of course that’s still quite a lot cheaper than a visit to a real Karaoke club.
A dedicated microphone peripheral and a branded 2,000 yen ($17.10) Xbox gift card have also been released. Both include a free code to use the app for a day and are priced 1,980 yen ($16.92) and 2,000 yen (duh) respectively.
Below you can check out a few screenshots and the pictures of the microphone and gift card.