Microsoft Cuts Price of Xbox Series S in Japan by 3,000 Yen

Microsoft Cuts Price of Xbox Series S in Japan by 3,000 Yen - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 1,884 Views

When Microsoft unveiled the pricing of its next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the prices were labeled at "estimated retail price" leaving room for a possible price change. That has now happened in Japan for the Xbox Series S. 

The Xbox Series S was originally priced at 32,980 yen (~$342 USD) in Japan and now before pre-orders open up in the country it has been cut by 3,000 yen to 29,980 yen (~$312 USD).

The price of the Xbox Series X has remained unchanged at 49,980 yen (~$519 USD).

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch worldwide on November 10.

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LivingMetal (on 24 September 2020)

+6 more Japanese Xbox users.

javi741 (on 24 September 2020)

Nice move by Microsoft. Maybe now they could sell 50 units weekly instead of 40.

Ryotsu (on 24 September 2020)

Next toy for Happy Meal

SanAndreasX (on 24 September 2020)

And it will still sell like the Virtual Boy in Japan.

yvanjean (on 24 September 2020)

it smart to react to your competitors price. Now it's 29,980 XSS; 39,980 PS5 All digital & 49,980 PS5 & SSX.

Immersiveunreality (on 24 September 2020)

Smart pricing

AFattyGamer (on 24 September 2020)

If this helps Microsoft in Japan I'm all for this price :)

Snoopy (on 24 September 2020)

3,000 yen? That's like a whole dollar.

SanAndreasX (on 24 September 2020)

It's actually 29 dollars, which is a pretty significant price cut. The system will still sell poorly in Japan, but it is a pretty decent price cut.

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