The Xbox Series X Will Launch In Japan This Holiday, Confirms Microsoft

According to Japanese outlet Famitsu, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X will launch in the country during the "2020 holiday season". Halo Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Scarlet Nexus and Bright Memory: Infinite have all been confirmed for domestic release so far (thanks VGC).

This could mean Microsoft is aiming for a simultaneous Japanese launch with Western regions, which it previously didn't do with the Xbox One. That system was infamously released much later in Japan, arriving ten months after its original November 2013 release.

Xbox head Phil Spencer has previously stated his desire to "do a much better job with this next, upcoming launch" of the Xbox Series X in Japan, and Xbox Game Pass was recently brought to the region for the first time back in April.

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