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It appears Microsoft’s gamble to have its Xbox One console be the first released in China is paying off. According to Chinese video games news site 17173, the Xbox One, which was released on September 29, has sold over 100,000 units within its first week. The information came from Shanghai Media Group vice-president Zhang Dazhong, who let the news slip during an interview. He also revealed that the number of units sold also includes the pre-sales when the Xbox One became available for pre-order. As for sales expectations for the console, Shanghai Media Group, the parent company of BesTV, is looking to sell over 1 million consoles in China by September 2015. Image Credit: Microsoft Microsoft... Read more...
Last week, Microsoft had announced that it was delaying the launch of its Xbox One in China from September 23 to the end of the year. However, no sooner was the announcement made before the company then decided to release it on September 29. Well, Microsoft has stuck to its guns, making the Xbox One the first console to launch in China. Consumers showed up at the midnight launch that Microsoft’s retail partners had organized in eight locations to purchase the Xbox One, with the Kinect, for 4,299 yuan ($699). A significantly higher price considering that the same edition costs $500 in the United States. Currently, the new console owners only have 10 video game titles to choose from which... Read more...
After China announced that it would be removing its ban on gaming consoles, there was speculation as to which console manufacturer would try to take advantage of the new market. Up until now, it appeared that Microsoft would be the first to release its console in the Chinese market on September 23. However, the company changed its mind today, the day before the official release, and has announced that the Xbox One will be available in China sometime later this year. "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 said to Polygon. "Working... Read more...