Xbox One rumored to have an $800 price tag for China launch

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The Xbox One is due for launch in China in September but a new rumor claims that the game console could be priced as high as $800 when it is released.

The reports have come from, naturally, Chinese-based sources. One of them is Zol.com, who posted a photo it claimed comes from Microsoft's China website, showing a price of 4999 RMB for its version of the Xbox One, or just over $803. The image published by Zol.com cannot be found on Microsoft's China site, which may indicate that it was posted and then quickly removed.


In any case, it's more than possible that the price tag shown in the image could be simply a placeholder, rather than the real launch price for the Xbox One in China. It's also possible that the price could change between now and September. What is known is that the Xbox One will be the first Western game console to be sold in China after a ban on such products that lasted for several years was recently lifted by that country's government.

What do you think about the overall sales prospects of the Xbox One in China?

Source: Zol.com via Kotaku



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fazdoc says:

There's only ONE man who is FIRST!!! :P

satpal123 says:

You seem faster lol

He seems 'fazdor' :P

KMF79 says:

Congratulations on being first! You win the dumbest comment award. Yay.

Ankmeyester says:

I would congratulate you, but there's cooler stuff happening on twitter with Dan and Tom going at it!

jlynnm350z says:

You are at what

DreadVenom says:

I'll believe this when I see it.

cruelvaldez says:

That's pricey. Why?

Novron says:

Markups, game machines are normally illegal. They're being slipped in through a Hong Kong loophole.

Alfred Lee says:

To stop people being addicted in video games.

ArthJar says:

Basically that's the price on every country that's not the United States. Mexico, Brazil, China, yadda yadda.

cruelvaldez says:

Wow. Well that's unfair. Thanks. :)

Yeah, I really can't believe this made into news, it's exactly the price here in Brazil, while the PS4 is equivalent to US$1800. not a typo, its more than twice the XBO price, Sony practically admited that smuggling is it's way to succeed here.

MatchAttax08 says:

In Ireland 499€, in Uk 429£. Both with kinect

Talk4Lig says:

Communist china. Is skype allowed there?

Aashish13 says:

The best country in trade. But they live like hell

Skype is allowed in China. I have used it to talk to people in mainland China recently, from the US.

Talk4Lig says:

Thx for info man

iBandar says:

lol wtf? If this is true then god help Xbox in China.  

MatchAttax08 says:

In Brazil Xbox is 2300$ and PS4 is 2800$. The Xbox one is with Kinect yet cheaper than PS4. BTW I don't live in Brazil, just telling the info

kjblank80 says:

Nothing unusual here.

JieXY says:

The ad just shows they give out a gift card worth 4999 RMB. Do you have to make it like the console is 4999 itself?

Eric Arc says:

Push up this comment.
After translation, the website is offering a 4,999¥ microsoft coupon. Take this news with a large spoon of salt.

Nataku4ca says:

im afraid my kidney won't hold up to a large spoon of salt...

btw for the translation part, it says "a chance to win 4,999 coupon every week" for anyone wondering (though I keep getting feeling that it's a giftcard and not coupon)

paulxxwall says:

So 499$ doesn't seem so bad anymore

hey guys can you please read this one, just take 5 min to read all



KMF79 says:

Your spam is not welcomed here. Keep that sh*t to yourself.

Your talk is not welcomed here . Keep that to yourself

Go fck yourself :D

Asshole , do you want this ??

No I think they're right. Talk is welcome. Spam is not.

Ankmeyester says:

Do this in the Forums

ryaoni says:

Rumors, gotta love'em

enzom09 says:

I mean it doesn't seem at all strange. Look at Brazil for instance; they sell these consoles anywhere from 2-5 times their price here even though they make less than 5 times (on average) than Americans.

Xellsama says:

The ad simply translates to  "Every week there's a chance to win a 4,900RMB official Microsoft voucher". I don't see how that indicate the whole system will be sold for that price.

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DJCBS says:

I bet Sony - who will ALSO be selling the PS4 in China at the same time - will take this other chance to yet again beat the XBone.

ArthJar says:

Don't think so.
Take Mexico for an example, the Xbox One without Kinect sells for the same as the PlayStation 4, and I have seen more Xbox Ones than PS4s, which makes me assume regular people prefer the Xbox the most.
Don't know how that means Sony is beating Microsoft.

DJCBS says:

The PS4 is outselling the XboxOne.

Sony is the current winner of the next-generation battle. That's why Microsoft had to come up with the Kinect-less XBone. I'm pretty sure Sony won't stand idly while Microsoft pushes out a cheaper XBone.

And this all only happened because Microsoft was stubborn with the Kinect and did that disastrous presentation of the XBone.

Your assumptions are, therefore, proven wrong by the sales numbers.

MatchAttax08 says:

Don't think so. e.g Brazil Xbox One with Kinect -2300$, PS4- $2800

lemonsteveo says:

Don't think that will be the real price. For comparison, the cost in Hong Kong will be $4,180 or about $540 USD with Kinect. They can just travel to HK and get a huge discount in that case. I know as I'm waiting eagerly for it to come out in HK. The ps4 is out, but I'm waiting for the best system ;)

MatchAttax08 says:

It'll be worth the wait ;). I have a XONE myself

Its normal. Devices are always more expensive over there. The price wont stop them from buying an Xbox One or any other device. BUT this 4999 is the Value (Coupon) not the price.

jasqid says:

Make em pay!

kalo88 says:

When it came out in the UK it was the equiv of $750 =/

dreamfly says:

Just say "Only for the rich" and Chinese will snap them up.  

leonbarroso says:



It is $ 1000,00 in BRAZIL, since launch

enzom09 says:

Haha i mentioned this above. My cousins have been asking me to send one down from the States to them.

Moe920 says:

Hopefully that's just a placeholder price which I've seen that done before for on other products. Plus I'm sure MS doesn't want a repeat of what happens in the U.S. As long as it's not more expensive than the ps4 MS will be okay.

Because the console is made in China it cast twice as much :P

Goder says:

I must buy the BESTV service

Frank Joe says:

You really know about Chinese?

The picture tells that you have a chance to win 4,999RMB voucher. Besides, not only xbox one, but surface can join this lottery.

Please use translator to read this article: http://tv.zol.com.cn/463/4636650.html


others says:


LOL, To learn Chinese is very important.

rex.reyesiii says:

Poor XBOX ONE, ... FUDs in circulation ruining it. :)