Xbox One launches in China with 10 approved games

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 says.

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.

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​Games available on the Xbox One at launch in China:

  • Forza Motorsport 5

  • Kinect Sports Rivals

  • Powerstar Golf

  • Zoo Tycoon

  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

  • Dance Central Spotlight

  • Neverwinter Online

  • Rayman Legends

  • Trials Fusion

  • Naughty Kitties