nexus player image shotEarlier this month, Google’s Nexus Player became available from a variety of new online retailers and big-box stores, and now the company revealed the first market outside of North America in which the device will be available. In a post on its Asia Pacific Blog, Google has revealed that the Nexus Player will be available in Japan by the end of February.

In Japan, the Nexus Player will run JPY12,800, or about $108, making it slightly more expensive than the $99 price-tag in America. Google says that at launch, content from Video Market, Hot Pepper Beauty, Ryori Sapuri, and Hulu Japan will be available on the Nexus Player in Japan. Games like Final Fantasy III and Soul Calibur will also be available at launch.

Of the major set-top boxes, only the Apple TV is currently available in Japan, which means that there is definitely a market for the Nexus Player. The device is slated to be available in the country by the end of February.

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