You might have heard that the Microsoft Xbox One console will be headed to China this September. Pre-orders have already begun, but you might be wondering how many units of the Xbox One Microsoft expects to sell in China. We have no way to know how successful the console will be in the country, but PCWorld reports that according to Microsoft’s Chinese partner, BesTV, Microsoft will have 5 million units available at launch.
Those are the number of consoles Microsoft will be making available. If they sell that many is a different story all together. We can only guess how well it will do. However, since it will be new to the country, I would expect that they will sell most of those.
BesTV is optimistic, stating that Microsoft has the potential to sell as many as 50 million units of the Xbox One console over the course of the next five years, which would be an average of 10 million units sold on an annual basis. The Chinese market is pretty huge, so it should happen that way. The Chinese version of the console is priced at around $600, $200 more than in the US. This will be interesting to watch unfold.