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In a clash with Nintendo, new Xbox, Playstation consoles to debut in Japan

New Xbox and PlayStation devices launching this week will likely face an uphill battle in Japan, where Nintendo Co.'s Switch enjoys dominance

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Attendees play the Final Fantasy VII Remake video game on Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) game consoles at the Tokyo Game Show 2019 in Chiba, Japan. (Bloomberg)

In the battle of the next-generation gaming machines, two key players are moving in different directions. Microsoft Corp. is making a serious attempt to attract fans in Japan with its new consoles and network services. Meanwhile, Tokyo-based Sony Corp. moved its PlayStation business headquarters to California in 2016 and has built the U.S. into its largest single market. New Xbox and PlayStation devices launching this week will likely face an uphill battle in Japan, where Nintendo Co.’s Switch enjoys dominance with a family-friendly lineup of games. But ...