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Breaking—apparently! Japanese site Famitsu busted out a "sokuhou" (速報) or "news flash," because Microsoft just announced the Xbox One would be launching in Japan in 2014.

Online in Japan, people seemed amused by this, joking, "That's sooner than I thought" and "Wasn't it going to be 2015?" Previously, Microsoft stated the console would be out in Asia in 2014.



Jesse in Japan

It's understandable what Microsoft is doing. I mean, this has never been a big market for them. What Sony has done, on the other hand, is a betrayal.