Microsoft has began taking preorders for the Xbox One in China, according to Bloomberg. The Xbox One will be the first console to be released in China, since the Chinese government ended the 13 year ban on consoles.
Online retailer JD and Tencent Holdings are the only places you can preorder the console in China, until July 30. The Xbox One is set to be released in September.
"The potential market for Xbox in China is huge, there’s a lot of prospects for growth," said Bill Fan, a Hong Kong-based analyst at China Securities Co. "Tencent could cooperate with Microsoft on games in the future, and Xbox can utilize Tencent and JD.com’s distribution channels to generate more sales."
The Xbox One preorders on JD.com requires a deposit of 499 Juan (US$81). It is currently not known the number of consoles available or the price of the console in China.