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MICROSOFT PUSHES BACK THE XBOX ONE’S LAUNCH IN CHINA:  Gamers in China hoping to get their hands on the Xbox One will have to wait a little longer than expected.

Microsoft announced late Friday that “despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need more a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our 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.”

Microsoft wouldn’t comment on a reason for the delay. The original release in China was slated for Sept. 23.

The company is still hosting an event in Shanghai at the Oriental Pearl Tower with fans and partners on Sept. 22.

“Attendees will be able to enjoy gameplay, great music and entertainment. We will also be giving away 100 consoles to fans that attend, which they will receive when the console launches,” Microsoft said.

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