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Microsoft Pushes Xbox One in Japan By Gifting Early Purchasers with Six Free Months of Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft just launched Xbox One in Japan, and they’re already pushing quite hard to create a foothold in the difficult local market.
The house of Xbox announced today with a press release the Xbox One Initial Purchase Gift Campaign, allowing anyone that buys an Xbox One until December 31st or until supplies last to also grab six months of Xbox Live Gold at no additional cost.
The campaign is pretty simple: when a Japanese user logs in for the first time on his Xbox One (either with an existing account or when he creates a new one) , he’ll receive a message from the Xbox Live team which will bestow a free voucher code for six free months of Xbox Live Gold upon him, for free.
Everyone that purchases an Xbox One is eligible, as long as he has an internet connection, his console has been purchased in Japan, his account has the region set to Japan and he resides in the archipelago of the rising sun.
The only real caveat is that the number of codes available is limited, so the announcement cautions that the campaign could ened before December the 31st if supplies run out.
Considering that six months of Xbox Live Gold cost just south of 40 bucks in Japan, and the fact that Games With Gold provides members with free games, that’s definitely a nice house warming gift for new Xbox One users.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/09/...box-live-gold/
09-04-2014 10:03 AM StaffPremium
Hope they sell a lot of them, not too optimistic, like it says, tough market for XBOX.
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Xbox One Japanese Launch Marathon Loved by its Audience: Over 84% Positive Feedback

Nico Nico has a rating system that prompts viewers to vote on whether they liked a broadcast or not, and the results were as follows:
It was very good: 72.5%
It was pretty good: 11.6%
It was average: 7.1%
It wasn’t very good: 1.9%
It was bad: 6.8%

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/09/...tive-feedback/
Xbox One Fails to Take Off in Japan

Xbox One sales have got off to a slow start in Japan. In the console’s first four days on sale, the Xbox One shifted just 23, 562 units, reports Famitsu.

http://www.xboxachievements.com/news...-in-Japan.html
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09-10-2014 05:39 PM StaffPremium
I wish I was wrong, but "I told you so".
Originally Posted by Kaens
I think that number is well above your initial estimate.
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I think that number is well above your initial estimate.
Originally Posted by Fshguy
I presume you are referring to this statement...

No one in Japan will buy one.
Originally Posted by Kaens
But I'd point out that later in that thread I clarified my hyperbole. I also quote that in their lifetimes OG Xbox had barely 500k while the 360 had 1.6M ish. Even if they sold 1.6M Xbox Ones the first day it may as well be 0 because that wouldn't even make up the gap that already exists with PS4 worldwide. They may as well not even have launched in Japan. No Blue Dragon 2 for me.
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