After a short delay, the Xbox One will finally launch in China on September 29th.
The Xbox One will mark the first foreign console sold in the Chinese market in 14 years. The console was supposed to hit shelves September 23rd, however Microsoft delayed the product days before its launch. Microsoft did not give an exact reason for a delay.
Ten games will launch with the console, while 70 are currently awaiting approval. The ten games are:
- Forza Motorsport 5
- Kinect Sports Rivals
- Powerstar Golf
- Zoo Tycoon
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
- Dance Central Spotlight
- Neverwinter Online
- Rayman Legends
- Trials Fusion
- Naughty Kitties
The Xbox One with Kinect will cost 4,299 yuan ($700) while the console without the Kinect will start at 3,699 yuan ($600).
It is exciting to hear that a foreign console is launching in China, however I am more curious as to why it got delayed in the first place. It would have been one thing if it was delayed a few months, but Microsoft delayed it less than a week.
Jacob Dekker is an Associate Writer for MONG. For sporadic, yet infrequent updates about nothing follow him on Twitter.