Microsoft reveals Xbox One plans for Tokyo Game Show 2013

Microsoft's Xbox team has been busy this summer with appearances at E3, Comic-Con, the GameStop Expo, Gamescom and PAX Prime. Next week, the Xbox One roadshow heads to the eastern part of the globe with a major presence at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show in Japan, which starts Sept. 19.

You may remember that Microsoft made the decision not to attend TGS in 2012 but since they are planning to launch a new hardware console very soon, the company thought it made sense to show up this year. In addition to having a number of upcoming Xbox 360 games on the show floor, Microsoft's TGS 2013 website reveals it will have eight playable Xbox One games: "FIFA 14," "Kinect Sports Rivals," "Crimson Dragon," "Forza 5," "Ryse," "Max: The Curse of Brotherhood," "Killer Instinct" and "Titanfall."

As we have mentioned before, the two previous Xbox consoles have both been sales flops in Japan, despite Microsoft spending tons of money and time trying to get both consumers to buy the consoles as well as convincing Japanese developers to make exclusive games for its platform.

Microsoft might also use next week's TGS to make an announcement on when the Xbox One will launch in Japan. Sony has already announced a Feb. 22 launch for the rival PlayStation 4.

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I have read somewhere Japanese just don't like xbox and they prefer playstation not only because playstation is from japan and xbox is not, because the letter "X" means death in their culture and XBOX is deathbox. also black is death color.
oh well nevertheless they will miss awesome xbox features.

CygnusOrion said,
MS doesn't have a plan for JRPGs, so XB1 is DOA in Japan.

There are plenty of JRPG/Visual novels etc on PC. MS should just allow those in XBO. It will sell like hot cakes.

That's part of a two-part problem, which is that Japan doesn't seem to be too interested in the Xbox to begin with. These developers you guys are talking about, I can't imagine would want to spend the time or energy trying to build it around a platform that, in their country at least, may not sell very well.

If they can find a way to get Japan excited for the Xbox One, then maybe it will work out in their favor. We'll just have to wait and see what Microsoft has to announce.

truth be told it would be nice if Xbox could do just decent in Japan but it doesn't matter what they come out with it won't do well in Japan. For that matter the home console market in Japan is not what it used to be.

Portable gaming is where it is at in Japan.

I don't think MS will give a date but who knows. Personally I think they'll wait and sell it with some game from a Japanese developer, maybe exclusive or timed as a bundle to help sales. That's really the only way to do it at this point.