Microsoft clarifies it won’t be discussing Xbox Series X at Tokyo Game Show

Microsoft clarifies it won’t be discussing Xbox Series X at Tokyo Game Show

When you shop via links on, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

Despite having scheduled a 50-minute digital showcase in honour of Tokyo Game Show later this month, Microsoft higher-ups has told viewers not to except any news about its upcoming next-gen console. This essentially means that we won’t be getting any further details regarding the Xbox Series X price or release date before September 24th 2020. Instead, the tech giant clarified that the stream would be highlighting “Japanese game creators and games”.

This news was announced via a tweet from the official Xbox account, where a bullet-pointed list specifically makes mention that “no new next-gen news” will play a part in the show. Tokyo Game Show itself is slated to take place over four days between Sept 24th and Sept 27th, with the Xbox showcase set to air at 21.00 local time on the first day.

Such a move falls perfectly in line with Xbox head Phil Spencer’s intention to boost the brand in the Japanese market, but leaves players that were hoping to hear more about Xbox Series X price, release date and pre-orders out in the wind. This is surprising considering that Xbox previously stated “starting with the May 7 episode of Inside Xbox, we will be showcasing what happens next in the world of Xbox, every month.” This schedule was kept to in June and July, but there was no such presentation in August.

Tokyo Game Show is still a good opportunity for Xbox to solidify its Japanese presence ahead of the Series X’s launch in November of this year, being the perfect way to talk about games coming to both Xbox platforms while side-stepping any more mention of the recent Halo Infinite delay. There will be a segment entirely dedicated to MS Flight Simulator for PC, though most of the limelight will be shed on exciting Japanese titles.

As soon as we hear more details about the Xbox Series X’s price or release date, we’ll let you know. Until then, be sure to check in with our Pre-Order guide.

Latest Articles
1 month ago
EE Home Broadband for Gaming

A round-up of EE Home Broadband for gamers, including the latest offer and pros and cons. Find out if you're eligible for their Full Fibre Max gaming broadband service.

Continue reading
2 months ago
MSI Claw A1M Handheld Gaming Console Guide

MSI has launched a handheld console and they've named it the Claw A1M. We take a look at the handheld console, available in 2 different configurations, and break down the features and specs.

Continue reading
2 months ago
A list of all the official Xbox Series X|S controllers released since launch

Regarding new controller colourways and having options, Microsoft is killing it. As a result, we thought you might want to see a round-up of every single controller released since the Xbox Series X and S hit shelves back in November 2020.

Continue reading
3 months ago
Best PS5 Deals March 2024

Need help trying to find the best PS5 deals and bundles available in February 2024? We've got you covered, helping you save both time and money.

Continue reading
An update is available
An update is available to improve your app experience

We've pushed some shiny new code to make your browsing experience even better.