Days before its launch, Microsoft delays the Xbox One in China.
The Xbox One was originally scheduled to launch on September 23rd, but has been delayed until the end of 2014. Microsoft did not give an exact reason for the delay, Geekwire reported.
“We are going to need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible,” Microsoft said.
The Xbox One will be the first foreign console available to the Chinese market since 2000, due to a ban on foreign-made consoles. The ban was put in place in order to protect the mental health of the youth, but has since been lifted.
The Xbox One will be available in China later this year for for 3,699 yuan ($600).
It is weird that Microsoft would delay the console so close to its launch. It is hard to say why this might be, but I am curious as to how the Xbox One sells in China. My initial reaction is that the sales will be weak, however China is a massive market.
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