Microsoft has partnered with China's third-largest telecommunications company to sell Xbox One starting in September, according to Reuters. Reuters is reporting that China Telecom Corp. has inked a deal with Microsoft that will allow the company's 30 million customers to purchase the system by signing a contract. Xbox One systems will also be available for purchase at retail.
In April, Microsoft announced plans to release the console to Chinese consumers in September. The company signed a manufacturing partnership with Chinese company BesTV.
The price of the system has not yet been decided, according to China Telecom, but more details about the Chinese launch will be revealed next week.
Xbox One will be the first foreign game console to be sold in China since the government lifted a 14-year ban on their sale in January.
While details are thin, this newest deal could be similar to the one Microsoft offered consumers for the Xbox One where they paid a monthly fee for two years – a leasing scheme of sorts….