The Xbox One is out in China, following a brief, last-minute delay
. This launch marks the first time a foreign console has been allowed on the Chinese marketplace in 14 years. Microsoft partnered with Chinese media company BesTV
on the release, and it reports that the Xbox One is now on sale in 4,000 retail locations in 37 cities around the country, Venture Beat
The Xbox One hits China with 10 government-approved games, including Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Dance Central Spotlight, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood
, Rayman Legends
and a Chinese ID@Xbox game, Naughty Kitties
. See the full list of Chinese launch games below. Chinese authorities have established guidelines
for the types of games allowed to be sold in the country, banning those that threaten "China's national unity, sovereignty or territorial integrity," and those that promote cults, superstitions, obscenity, drug use, violence or gambling. Microsoft says it's working to get an additional 70 games
on Xbox One consoles in China.
Sony is looking to launch PlayStation products
in China via a deal with the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, though it hasn't announced any firm plans.