Microsoft has officially pushed back the launch date for the Xbox One in China only a few days before the system was slated for release.
The company said that despite making significant progress, the delay is necessary to “deliver the best experiences possible for [its] fans in China.”
“At Xbox, we pride ourselves on delivering first rate gaming and entertainment experiences and to allow us to deliver on that promise we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One,” Microsoft said in a statement. “Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year.”
Originally slated for launch next week on September 23rd, the Xbox One now has no solid release date in the territory. The last-minute delay is unexpected, as Microsoft had been outlining its Chinese partnerships for a few months now.
Perhaps Microsoft is taking extra steps to avoid a fiasco similar to the Xbox One’s Japanese launch.