Feels that the Japanese release should be closer to the North American release date.
Dynasty Warriors director Atsushi Miyauchi recently spoke to Polygon about the state of the Xbox 360 in the country, as well regarding the upcoming release of the Xbox One. Stating that Microsoft “gave up” on pushing the Xbox 360 in Japan when it failed to obtain a sizable market share, he feels that the release of the Xbox One should be handled a bit differently.
“It didn’t keep the momentum there. And if they can release the Xbox One as close as possible to the North American release date, I think that would make a really big difference this time around. Looking at the recent announcements about the Xbox One – just looking at the numbers, the specs and about what kind of things the Xbox One can do with its CPU – the gap between the PS4 and Xbox One, in terms of functionality, may not be that different.
“So, if the Xbox One comes to TGS and doesn’t have a delayed release in Japan, Microsoft’ll have a good chance [in the region].”
Japan is currently classified as “tier 2” region and will see the Xbox One release in early 2014 with the remainder of Asia seeing the console by late 2014.