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Video:  Microsoft Xbox One Set To Launch In China On September 29

Microsoft Xbox One Set To Launch In China On September 29

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U.S. software giant Microsoft Corporation said on Tuesday that September 29th is the new launch date for its Xbox One game console in China-- the first launch since a 14-year ban on sales of foreign games consoles was lifted this year. The world's biggest software company gave no reason for the delay in the launch, which was originally scheduled for September 23rd. Microsoft said the Xbox One console will cost $602.76 without the Kinect motion detection system, and $700.53 with Kinect.

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