Xbox Series S hasn’t gone up for pre-order yet in Japan, but Microsoft have already dropped the price. The price has gone from 32,980 yen ($315) to 29,980 yen ($285).
Wow that's a pretty substantial discount. Is this some kind of a record - first ever console to be discounted while in pre-orders?
“first ever console to be discounted while in pre-orders?” No, the PS3 received a price cut in Japan 2 months before it launched as well
Interesting. Looked this up and like XS, the lower end 20GB PS3 received the price drop prior to launch. "The price cut affects the basic 20-gigabytePlayStation 3 model. Sony is leaving the pricing of the 60-gigabyte up to Japanese retailers." https://www.cbc.ca/news/tec... PS3 overall did not have a spectacular launch in Japan as PS2 was still incredibly popular and outsold PS3 for some time after launch. Xbox....well....we all already know how this is going to turn out.
^ 20GB model lol. Nowadays this wouldnt work to play one game digital or not .
Didn't it launch later in Japan than almost everywhere else? Or was it PS4?
I'm a bit curious to see how xCloud will perform in Japan. I know Xbox has failed miserably over there... but mobile gaming with the top notch wireless technology in Japan. Uhmmm... Maybe Microsoft has a shot there.
Those empty lines during Xbox One’s launch in Japan must still be haunting Microsoft Hopefully this year at least 4 people show up this time
It's not a quality system, it should be even less.
Are you daft, about it's not a quality system.
I am talking about the series s.
Controllers are expensive too. Xbox controllers are about $60 normally. So, you can say the price of the hardware itself is $240. Build me any type of PC for $240 that has a SSD, 1440p support and ray-tracing hardware baked in please. You literally cannot find that type of quality for cheaper anywhere.
Them must be shipping in tens of consoles around the country.
I'm watching Microsoft's live Tokyo Game Show Stream. They say that Xbox has grown 80% in Japan this year. So they probably have dozens of players now 😅
They at least got all ps3/4 tetris games
Dropping the price before release! Lol Though it has happened before...coming from MS is just priceless.
Lol 😆 in preorders still
smart move to capture the Japanese market a next-gen for 285$ is a steal
Lulz. Well, it can't hurt. At the very least it won't make people in Japan want it less. Maybe tens of people will want one this time. Tens!
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