After making a debut with their console in their home market, Microsoft is now looking forward to expand their horizons.
They experienced some stiff competition because Sony’s Playstation 4 console became a huge success, mostly because of the mistakes that MS made. Their upcoming launch in Japan will be the first in the Asian territory and the company confirmed that Xbox One will launch with 29 different game titles. Out of the list, eleven games are being directly published by Microsoft while the rest are handled by multiple publishers.
A majority of these games were launch titles of the console in the U.S. market while some of them are new entrants. Usually, MS doesn’t have a habit of focusing strongly on the Eastern market and their strategy helped them win big with the Xbox 360 console. However, things look different with Xbox One which is staggering in sales and maybe the manufacturer might find better success this time in a new territory than the ones where they have already won, during the last generation console.
Titles to Look Out For
A slew of great titles are launching with Xbox One in Japan. The exclusives are the best one to watch out for which includes Halo Spartan Assault, Ryse Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Crimson Dragon and Dead Rising 3. Even though Dead Rising 3 is coming to PC this year, it was originally built for the console and will definitely offer a great experience on the platform that it was designed for. All these exclusives, among other titles such as Zoo Tycoon, Powerstar Golf, Loco Cycle and Killer Instinct are being published by Microsoft directly. The new update for the console has significantly improved its graphical performance and experts opine that removing Kinect could actually help it deliver 1080p 60 FPS in most AAA titles. However, the Japanese version of the console is expected to be the one that comes bundled with a Kinect and future releases might feature a Kinectless bundle.
Third Party Titles
It is the gaming season and with Xbox One you will get some new titles including Wolfenstein the New Order from Bethesda, Electronic Arts release Need for Speed Rivals, Battleifled 4, FIFA 14, Titanfall and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare. Ubisoft releases include Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag, Child of Light, Trials Fusion and Zumba Fitness World Party. Square Enix brings Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Thief, Murdered Soul Suspect and Call of Duty Ghosts to the Japanese version of the console.
The collection of games looks promising with nearly 30 different titles to choose from and there are at least a dozen new games coming up in the next couple of months. Games like FIFA 15, Battlefield Hardline and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will make a better buy than Ghosts or FIFA 14 because they were previous installments in this series. But, the final decision is purely based on what players love to play. If gamers in Japan want to experience old games first, before moving on to new ones in November, they will definitely be spoilt for choice!
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