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Microsoft slashing Xbox One price as Sony PlayStation 4 hits China

As the Sony PlayStation 4 prepares to launch in China, it looks like consumers there will receive a Microsoft Xbox One price cut

Michael Hatamoto | Dec 18, 2014 at 05:13 pm CST (0 mins, 41 secs reading time)

Sony is preparing to release the PlayStation 4 in China, jumping into a fresh market that Microsoft has enjoyed to itself with the Xbox One game console. To prepare to be competitive when the additional competition arrives, Microsoft will offer an $80 price cut to ensure gamers remain interested in its console.

Microsoft slashing Xbox One price as Sony PlayStation 4 hits China | TweakTown.com

The Xbox One without Kinect launched in China for $600 and $694 with a Kinect unit. However, after the price drop, the unit will cost $517 without the Kinect and $614 with a Kinect. It will be curious to see if the price drop will be enough, as the PS4 will cost $468 immediately when it launches.

"As with many global products, specific pricing, promotions and offers vary by market," a Microsoft spokesperson told GameSpot regarding the price drop. "In China, Xbox is running a special promotion that began on Nov. 11, 2014."

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