Microsoft confirms delay of Xbox One launch in China

Microsoft confirms delay of Xbox One launch in China
Microsoft has confirmed it will delay the launch of the Xbox One console in China.

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
China consoles Microsoft Xbox One
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  • xnonsuchx

    They need time to plan for disappointment.

    21.9.2014 21:56 #1

  • Jemborg


    They'd better get in first then! But then the chinese gov probably gave in because it was an underground fait accompli with the population already.

    Ah well, the Chinese have to start spending if we're (the world) to have any hope. So gaming is as good a thing as any to blow their cash on. :)


    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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    22.9.2014 01:42 #2

  • Interestx

    Where are all the right-wing ludicrous comments about US national security being compromised because 'high tech' game consoles being sold to the Chinese?

    I remember the Clinton admin being slammed because they allowed US chips in PS2's to go to China.

    But then again Toshiba was once attacked over supposedly allowing China access to much quieter sub propellers - which turned out to be a cover for the work of spies in the US Navy, who leaked a damned sight more than just how to make subs quiet.

    24.9.2014 14:31 #3

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