The government of China plans to lift a 15-year sales ban of all game consoles in their entire country, including Microsoft's Xbox One. The ban follows a decision in 2014 to allow consoles to be sold just in China's Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
The Wall Street Journal reports that small exception was in fact a pilot program from China's Ministry of Culture, and it was successful enough for the government to completely lift the console sales ban across the country. China originally ban sales of game consoles in 2000, claiming they were concerned about possible bad effects they were having on the country's children.
Microsoft started offering the Xbox One in China inside the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in the fall of 2014 for the price of 3,699 RMB ($600). While it sold 100,000 consoles on its launch day, sales have since declined. It's likely that will change once the Xbox One goes on sale everywhere in China. A specific date for that event has not yet been revealed.
Source: Wall Street Journal
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
The first two Snapdragon 7c PCs are here, and they start at $299 with LTE
Along with a slew of announcements for the education market this week, Microsoft debuted the first two PCs to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c platform. Both are targeted at the education market, and they bring LTE for as little as $299.
Need a laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 port? Every PC here deserves a look.
Looking for a new laptop that has Thunderbolt 3 ports? Well, you're in luck, as we've rounded up what we think are the best Thunderbolt 3 enabled laptops available to buy today.
Windows 10 build 19546 arrives for Fast ring with graphing calculator
Microsoft pushed out another new Windows 10 Preview build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring today. This build brings the build number up to 19546, and it includes a new graphing mode for the Calculator app.
Rated 'T' for teen: Here are the best teen-rated Xbox One games
Need Xbox gift ideas for a teenaged loved one that doesn't include the non-gift-wrappable, free-to-play Fortnite? Consider some of these!