Microsoft signs deal for Xbox One launch in China

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#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

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Internet giant China Telecom has entered a partnership with Microsoft for the Chinese Launch of the Xbox One, the companies announced.

The deal will see China Telecom act as the exclusive carrier provider for the Xbox One in China, allowing people to enjoy the “games and entertainment experience at home.”

Speaking to Reuters, Microsoft China spokeswoman Joanna Li said that as part of the deal, China Telecom’s customers will enjoy an exlusive offer on the Xbox One.

When Xbox One launches in September, in addition to the China Telecom consumer offer, it will also be available to the general public for purchase at retail.

The partnership gives Microsoft access to China Telecom’s 30 million broadband consumers.

The Xbox One is set for a September launch in China, with the exact pricing and release date still unknown.

Source: Reuters

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#2 Posted by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

That is good news.

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#3 Edited by jesser7 (56 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: i heard pacific rim was real big seller over there so maybe if they start off with a titanfall discount bundle might get them of to a hot start.

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#4 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@jesser7 said:

@The_Last_Ride: i heard pacific rim was real big seller over there so maybe if they start off with a titanfall discount bundle might get them of to a hot start.

but according to polls, China isn't really interested in the console

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#5 Posted by jesser7 (56 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride:

yea it hasn't came out in china yet but they struggled with tha last gen consoles. that's y they need to start off with some kind of bundle that appeals to the east.

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#6 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@jesser7 said:

@The_Last_Ride:

yea it hasn't came out in china yet but they struggled with tha last gen consoles. that's y they need to start off with some kind of bundle that appeals to the east.

China hasn't allowed consoles in 10 years mate

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#7 Posted by XboXeR-360 (53 posts) -

a good news

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#8 Posted by XboXeR-360 (53 posts) -

a good news

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#9 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

they need all the help they can get if they ever want to catch the ps4, but already being 4 million units behind ps4 is not a good sign.

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#10 Posted by Megavideogamer (6304 posts) -

If Microsoft can get a hold of the China marketplace. Launch Xbox one with some made for China games. To get by the Chinese sensors and create some games that will please the Chinese government and citizens alike. Microsoft can do well with the Xbox one in China. Xbox one failed in Japan. Even though it has not launched in Japan yet. It is a given that Japanese will never except Xbox one. So Microsoft can have China embrace Xbox one then MS could actually "Win" the 8th Generation of videogame consoles. If MS works with Chinese game developers then they can have a chance at success.