Folks in China have been waiting to get their hands on the Xbox One and I’m sure that many Chinese are happy that Microsoft’s next generation console is now available for pre-order in the country. Yesterday some alleged Xbox One promotional materials for China leaked out, and already the Xbox One pre-order has gone official in the world’s most populated country.
It is sure to sell like crazy. We can expect some big numbers from Microsoft when it launches. The Xbox One will go on sale starting in September thanks to a partnership with China Telecom. However, major online retailer JD.com is already taking pre-orders from today onward.
This is one for the history books since the Xbox One is the very first console to launch in China since the country banned gaming consoles and other devices back in 2000. That is a heck of a wait for good quality video games. Apparently the Xbox One that will hit the Chinese market is different from what you and I own. It will include software tweaks and other relevant changes to help it stay within various Chinese laws and expectations. I guess anything with a lot of violence or political content is a no no. Hopefully the games won’t be too watered down.