Xbox Series S price reduced in Japan

By Sean Carey,
The Xbox Series S has already had a price reduction in Japan. Today, Microsoft announced it's shaving 3000 yen ($28) off the price of an all-digital console in the country.

Originally, Microsoft had the Series S marked up at 32,980 yen ($313) excluding tax. Now the console will be sold for 29,980 yen ($285) excluding tax, which brings it much more in line with US pricing. Microsoft hasn't given a reason for the price cut, but as pointed out by VGC, the Xbox Series S is now a full 10,000 yen ($95) cheaper than the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition in the country.

Microsoft says the price of the Xbox Series X has not changed and will still be sold for 49,980 yen ($474) excluding tax. Preorders open for both console in Japan tomorrow, September 25th.

During Microsoft's presentation at Tokyo Game show earlier today, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about Xbox's presence in the country noting that Japan was the company's fastest-growing region worldwide. Unlike the Xbox One, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on the same day in Japan as the rest of the world. The Xbox One wasn't available for almost a year after it had launched in other countries. Spencer went on to say that Xbox Game Pass Cloud Streaming would come to Japan in the first half of 2021.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.