Microsoft Releasing 'Minecraft' Xbox One S Bundle In Japanese Market; New Controller Color Schemes Detailed! [VIDEO]


Fans and avid gamers alike are more than familiar with the success that the Xbox One console has garnered over the past years. With the release of the Xbox One S, it seems to tell a slightly different story since there have been reports that the console hasn't made much of an impact in the Japanese market. As such, it was reported that Microsoft will be taking another chance at cutting through the market by releasing a "Minecraft" Xbox One S bundle in Japan. Moreover, sources have taken time to look at the new color schemes of the Xbox One's controllers.

It was recently reported that Microsoft will be trying to redeem themselves in the Japanese market by releasing a "Minecraft" Xbox One S bundle, Gamingbolt noted. It was stated therein that the company's move of tying up the next-gen console with the highly-acclaimed crafting game was a good move on their part.

The source noted that "Minecraft" has been the highest selling game that Microsoft has published for the Wii U. In fact, it was even mentioned that it was the highest selling game of all time in Japan, in terms of Microsoft's stable of published games released therein. As such, it was suggested that this might have been the reason that prompted the company to release a "Minecraft" Xbox One S bundle in the market.

That being said, fans and avid gamers alike residing in Japan can get a hold on to the "Minecraft" Xbox One S bundle priced at 29,980 Japanese Yen (or around 262 US dollars), which was said to be as much as a PS4 console. The console being bundled will be sporting a 500 GB storage for Japanese gamers to fill-up with other titles of their choosing.

In other news, the new color schemes for the Xbox One controllers were also revealed, Polygon reported. It was stated therein that Microsoft has introduced new color schemes inlcuding the "Red" and "Green/Orange." The Red Xbox One controller will be sporting a two tone finish with a deeper tone of red.

As for the "Green/Orange" color scheme, the source pointed out that there's more of a military feel to the color (since it is closely in the shade of an olive) with a minimal accent of orange appearing behind the analog sticks.

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