Xbox One launched in China, first new console on sale in 14 years

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Microsoft's flagship console is now available to buy in China.

Following the Xbox One's delayed release in China last week, the console is now finally available. Yesterday the console officially launched in the country, and it's the first console to do so in 14 years.

The launch comes after China lifted a 14-year ban on foreign games consoles in January this year.

Microsoft say the Xbox One is now available in over 4,000 retail locations within 37 cities in China. This makes 41 markets across the world that the Xbox One is now available in.

Some of the titles available at launch are Dance Central Spotlight, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, and Naughty Kitties (from Coconut Island, a Chinese ID@Xbox developer).

Xbox head Phil Spencer said, 'this milestone is significant for both our partnership with China and our global expansion plan. Every new market launch is unique and we’re grateful to our fans for their patience and enthusiasm. We will continue to work closely with our partner BesTV to bring exciting games, entertainment and app experiences to delight gamers across China.'

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