A handful of months ago we learned that Microsoft was preparing to enter the Xbox One into the Chinese market by September 2014. Consoles have been banned in China since the early 2000s, but that ban was lifted last September by the Chinese government. It looks like the Xbox One might be the first console to hit China when it’s expected to go on sale later this year.
Sources at Re/code state that Microsoft is expected to make the Xbox One console available in China in September. An announcement was due as early as this evening. A video briefly appeared on the official Xbox YouTube channel before quickly being pulled down.
We recently learned that Microsoft has sold over 5 million Xbox One consoles since launch, while Sony’s PlayStation 4 has moved over 7 million units. Could availability in locations like China and Japan help improve the numbers for Microsoft a bit? We’ll find out come September.
Would any of our Chinese readers be interested in an Xbox One come September? We'll let you know when Microsoft does officially announce the availability of the Xbox One in China.