Xbox One Delays Its Launch in China

"Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more time."

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Xbox One was going to launch in China next week, September 23, but Microsoft today announced that it had delayed the launch to an unspecified date later this year.

"Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China," a Microsoft Spokesperson said in a statement. "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."

Microsoft didn't have an exact date, but said that it looks forward to launching in China by the end of the year. It's also still holding the launch event that was planned for September 22 in Shanghai. Customers who preordered Xbox Ones will still be the first to get them, as well as an unspecified added bonus.

As Microsoft previously announced, there will be a "rich lineup" of Xbox One games for sale in China, ranging from free-to-play offerings to blockbuster titles. Games will range in price from 99 RMB ($16) to 249 RMB ($40). Microsoft's launch lineup for the Xbox One in China includes western games like, Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year, and Kinect Sports Rivals, as well as content from Chinese developers like Yingpei Games, Snail Games, and Tencent.

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