If you live in China and want an Xbox One, you’d better start saving last year.
Here’s a rumor that may or may not be true, depending on how much you trust China’s media: The Xbox One, which is set for launch in Chinese territories this September, will be extremely expensive. Just how expensive? According to a Chinese electronics retailer, the One will be priced at about 4999 RMB, which converts to about $800 in real-life money.
The site listing the Xbox is claiming to use figures from Microsoft’s Xbox China homepage, but no one outside of China seems to be able to access the site being cited, which means there’s no way to be 100% certain that this is an accurate price point. China has a history of manipulating media and certainly isn’t a fan of games consoles despite the recent lifting of its decades-old console ban, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the price being faked in the interest of discouraging people from checking out the system.
Of course, it could be accurate. Despite the fact that most of the parts and machines are assembled in China, electronics are more expensive there than almost anywhere else.
We’ll keep you posted.