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September 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Microsoft launching Xbox One in China Sept. 29

Microsoft will be launching Xbox One in China on Sept. 29, the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft had originally planned to launch the console there on Sept. 23 but had delayed it for unexplained reasons.

The company still did not offer an exact reason for the delay but alluded to the issues in a statement Tuesday:

Every new market launch is unique, but like in all markets where Xbox One is available, we take great care to ensure that we meet or exceed regulatory standards. After receiving government approval for the first wave of games, we’ve decided to launch with digital copies of the first 10 games now and will continue our work to bring more blockbuster games and a broad offering of entertainment and app experiences to the platform in the months to come.

The 10 games available at launch include digital versions of “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Kinect Sports Rivals” and “Powerstar Golf,” according to a Microsoft news release.

Another 70 games are in the pipeline, the company said.

The Sept. 29 launch will make the Xbox One the first game console to be sold in China in 14 years, according to Microsoft.

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