Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China (Update: Just Kidding)

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Update:

Just days after announcing the delay, Microsoft confirmed that they will be releasing the Xbox One in China on September 29th.

Early adopters in China will receive free Xbox Live Gold accounts through March of 2015 with an assortment of 10 games being made available at launch including: Dance Central Spotlight, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Naughty Kitties, Neverwinter Online, Powerstar Golf, Rayman Legends, Trials Fusion, and Zoo Tycoon.


Original story:

Microsoft has announced that it will be delaying the launch of the Xbox One in China to "end of 2014" instead of its original September 23rd date.

In a statement posted by GeekWire, Microsoft said, β€œAt 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. Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year.”

Here's hoping their Chinese sales will be higher than their terrible Japanese sales numbers that only reached around 24,000 units in the week.