Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China, still due by ‘end of this year’

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Microsoft has delayed the China launch of its Xbox One at the last minute. The console was originally scheduled to arrive there on Tuesday, but Microsoft now says it’s pushing back the release. “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,” a spokesperson told Polygon. “Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year.”

Soon after China lifted a long-running ban on console sales early this year, Microsoft announced it would be bringing Xbox One to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone through a partnership with BesTV. China’s government has already approved the…

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