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Last week we learnt that Microsoft cut the price of Xbox One in UK just in time for the holidays. We don’t know if the company is going to do the same for North America, but as soon as it announces a price change, you’ll hear it from us first. In other news, Microsoft has finally launched Xbox One in China, after a long ban of 14 on all video gaming consoles.
China finally has access to Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console
The original Xbox was released in November 2001 and China didn’t want anything to do with the console. It placed a ban on any video game console in 2000 and the ban has been valid up to this point, making the Xbox One the first video gaming console to be available in the communist country.
The ban was supposed to be lifted last week, but Microsoft delayed the sales until today. Microsoft launches Xbox One in China today, after debuting in the U.S. in the fall of 2013. No less than 37 cities in China and 4,000 retailers are going to have the Xbox One on sale. At first glance, this is a good spread, but you need to keep in mind that 160 cities in China have more than 1 million inhabitants.
Most likely, the Xbox One will sellout in China in a couple of weeks, if not days. Microsoft announced that people who used the preordering method are going to get an added bonus, one which Microsoft is keeping mum about.
What are your thoughts on the fact that Microsoft finally launched the Xbox One in China? Are you impacted by this decision in any way? Will you be buying the Xbox One in China? Drop us a line in the comment section below and share your thoughts with us.