Xbox One launch delayed in China

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China won't be receiving Microsoft's latest console tomorrow as previously planned.

China were set to receive the Xbox One console on Tuesday 23rd September 2014, however just a day before it's planned launch, Microsoft have set the date back to the end of the year.

CVG reports that Microsoft have said they 'need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China. 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.'

China lifted a 14-year ban on foreign game consoles in January of this year, meaning that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo could now manufacture their consoles in the country's Shanghai free trade zone, and sell the them there with the aid of a local partner. Microsoft found a partner, BesTV, and they worked together to launch Xbox One, originally in September.

Enwei Xie, Microsoft China's Xbox general manager has assured those who've pre-ordered the console that they will get an 'addedd bonus' when it does finally launch later this year.

The Xbox One will be priced at 3,699 RMB (£354/$599). The Day One limited edition console will cost 4,299 RMB (£411/$697).

So far the console has been fairing too well in the East, with Japan's sales only grossing just over a third of the sales the Xbox 360 had at its launch in the country.

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