Microsoft announced during yesterday's Inside Xbox show that Xbox Game Pass (including console, PC and Ultimate) is coming to Japan on April 14th, while South Korea will also be getting Xbox Game Pass for PC on the same date. In a separate video, Phil Spencer talked more about Xbox Game Pass with Japanese audiences via a YouTube message.

"The gaming market in Japan, fans in Japan are incredibly important to me and to team Xbox," he stated. "This is an announcement that I know you've been waiting for, and I really appreciate your patience as we've been working through all the details to make this happen."

This is a notable move for Microsoft, with Asia having traditionally been a weak market for Xbox. Spencer commented about the brand's Japanese appeal back in February, stating that Xbox's position in the country "isn't acceptable", and that it will do a "much better job" with the launch of Xbox Series X (thanks VGC).

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