The console was set for launch on Tuesday, but Microsoft now says it will be released "before the end of the year."
Microsoft did not give any reason for the delay, but did say the press event on Tuesday would go as planned where they will give away 100 free consoles.
"At Xbox, we pride ourselves on delivering first-rate gaming and entertainment experiences, and to allow us to deliver on that promise, we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One," a Microsoft spokesperson added. "Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year."
The Chinese government removed its long-standing ban on gaming consoles this year and Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all promised to bring entertainment to the Chinese mainland. Microsoft would have been first, pricing the console at 3,699 yuan ($602.37) without the Kinect motion detection system and 4,299 yuan ($700) with Kinect. Sony and Nintendo have not given any time frames for the release of their consoles in the nation.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Sep 2014 10:11