Xbox Series X Will Launch in Japan in Holiday 2020

Xbox Series X Will Launch in Japan in Holiday 2020 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2020 / 986 Views

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently stated team Xbox is committed to a worldwide launch of the Xbox Series X.

"In our supply chain, we feel good about the hardware side," said Spencer at the time. "Feels like we’ll be able to get enough units. And you know, we’re pretty committed, as we’ve talked about to a worldwide launch, which regretfully, we didn’t do with Xbox One."

Microsoft Japan has now told Famitsu the Xbox Series X will launch in Japan as part of its simultaneous worldwide launch in Holiday 2020. 

This is very different from the Xbox One, which launched in Japan on September 4, 2014, a full 10 months after it launched in North America and Europe on November 22, 2013. 

Xbox Series X Will Launch in Japan in Holiday 2020

Confirmed Xbox Series X for launch in Japan includes Halo Infinite, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Scarlet Nexus, and Bright Memory: Infinite. The release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon for the Xbox Series X in Japan has not been scheduled yet.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SanAndreasX (on 03 June 2020)

Fixed headline: Microsoft to send Xbox Series X out to die in Japan holiday 2020.

Marth (on 03 June 2020)

And just like the XBOne barely anyone will care...

khotboat (on 03 June 2020)

Lol true

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Signalstar (on 03 June 2020)

I'm sure Microsoft can spare 20K units for the Japanese launch. Should last the country about a year.

SanAndreasX (on 03 June 2020)

Lawson's might actually have two people at a time lined up to pick one up. How will they handle the influx?

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thomas995 (on 03 June 2020)

Ouch! >_<

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DonFerrari (on 03 June 2020)

Or a gen.

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HollyGamer (on 03 June 2020)

good luck, they need it

aiwass (on 03 June 2020)

Just give up, good lord. I feel like they'll spend more money in marketing and getting the damn thing over there than they will make back. I don't think Microsoft has given Japan any more reason to be interested than the Xbox One, and I don't imagine enthusiasm has grown at all since the pique of their interest in the Xbox family. PlayStation and Switch have comfortably seated themselves as the consoles they go for and I don't think there's a gap in the market at all to fill.

Skixx (on 03 June 2020)

Xbox is that confident on a 2020 japan release probably means a japan studio is working on something for it. Well good luck, anticipating around 5k week one.

DonFerrari (on 03 June 2020)

When they said they would launch worldwide they already announced Japan, so pointless news.

SanAndreasX (on 04 June 2020)

They just had to remind everybody, "Hey, we still exist in Japan!"

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DonFerrari (on 04 June 2020)

I don't think it is that, it is more likely that several news made of the same topic because of lack of news and also need to be on people mind.

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