Last week Microsoft released Xbox One in China after it was delayed for a few days. The new console has been launched as China has relaxed the ban on gaming consoles after more than a decade. Ever since the Xbox One was launched back in November 2013, the same month in which Sony’s PlayStation 4 came out, it has been beaten its rival and surely the console needed a win somewhere. Looks like it got that break in China.
Local reports from China reveal that customers lined up outside retailers to purchase Xbox One units after they were launched. Over 100,000 units have been sold in a couple of days after launch according to reports coming in from China. The console was available from more than 4000 retail outlets across the country.
Its not like customers will have to worry about supplies running out. There are reports that as many as five million Xbox One units have been set aside for China so Microsoft is in a really good position to meet demand if it goes up to that level.
This figure is impressive because the Xbox One has been launched in China with just ten games that have been approved by the country. Even with the limited choice of games available customers have opted to purchase the new console. Sony will soon be trying its luck in the Chinese markets as well, the PlayStation 4 will be released in the People’s Republic, but so far a confirmed release date has not been announced.