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Despite underwhelming sales of its previous games consoles in Japan, Microsoft Corporation has remained true to its promise of bringing Xbox One to the Land of the Rising Sun, and has today announced an official release date and price point.

A new page on the Xbox Japan website confirms that Microsoft’s newest home console will finally go on sale in Japan on Thursday, September 4.

The console will retail for 49,980 yen (US$490) with the Kinect camera in the box, or 39,980 yen without, reflecting Microsoft’s recent SKU changes in the US.

A Siliconera report also states that Japanese launch titles will include the following:

Forza Motorsport 5,
Kinect Sports Rivals
Dead Rising 3
Ryse: Son of Rome
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Call of Duty: Ghosts

▼ Microsoft’s Japanese website has been updated with sexy new photos of the console and pricing information

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Will Japanese gamers be tempted by Microsoft’s new console, or will its belated launch, coupled with the fact that gamers here traditionally prefer Sony’s platform, result in sales as underwhelming as its predecessor? We’ll find out this summer, but most likely gamers’ reactions to the console and the titles available to play at Tokyo Game Show 2014 will be a fair indication.

Source: Xbox Japan, Siliconera
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