When it comes to video game consoles, China certainly has a less than favorable relationship with such devices. Good thing that they lifted up the ban for game consoles to be sold in China, since that move has paved the way for Microsoft to ensure that their latest Xbox One console will be able to make landfall in that part of the world this coming 23rd of September at a price tag of $600 (a rough equivalent after conversion from the local currency of 3,699 RMB).
The Xbox One’s release in China will bring with it over 70 other games, and these will also be accompanied by the likes of exclusive content, free-to-play games, as well as other “blockbuster” titles. Other than games, future Chinese owners of the Xbox One too will be able to enjoy the likes of movies, sports, documentaries, on-demand TV shows, and a fitness library, among others.
In the past week, we did report on how pre-orders for the Xbox One in China kicked off already, and that bit ought to add some excitement among the gaming community there. Not only that, a day before that saw leaked promotional materials for the Xbox One that pointed to a price point of 3,499 RMB, which is a wee bit more affordable than what we reported. [Press Release]