Microsoft’s Xbox One Chinese partner BesTV revealed that China has approved the sale of five million Xbox One units. The figure shows they are not severely limiting the number of consoles that will be made available despite the censorship on violent video games.
The Xbox One launched in North America and some countries in Europe last November. Microsoft announced April they had shipped five million Xbox One units. No updated figure has been given since than.
Microsoft and BesTV are working together to bring retailers aboard in selling the console, as well as local developers to create games. BesTV believes the Xbox One will bring in big profits over its lifetime. The gaming industry has stated there is the potential to sell more than 50 million consoles in the next five years in China.
The Xbox One will hit store shelves on September 23 in China with a retail price of 3,699 yuan ($600). This is $200 more than in the US. However, despite the price retailers and experts believe the console will sell well.
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