Amazon Prime Instant Video coming to Japan this month

Amazon will start offering its Prime Instant Video service in Japan this month.

“As we’ve shown with the launch of Prime Video in the U.S. and around the world, we are investing significantly to bring high-quality, local, and popular programming to Prime members, and our customers in Japan should expect the same investment. We’ve been offering videos and DVDs in Japan for 15 years – we know the entertainment customers want – and we plan to deliver it with Prime Video, all at no additional cost.”

-Jasper Cheung, Amazon Japan president

“Prime members in Japan will love what we introduce just for them.”

-Roy Price, Amazon Studios VP

The company currently offers Prime for $32.50, which is almost half the price of Netflix’s offering when calculated on a monthly basis ($2.70 compared to $5.40).

Source: VentureBeat

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