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Chinese Press Claim Xbox One Will Cost $800 In China

The Xbox One is coming to China! In September to be exact. The biggest question now is how much the Xbox One will cost once it launches in the Middle Kingdom, and Chinese media is suggesting that the price will be... EXTREME!

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NextLevel2483d ago

Great price. You can never pay to much for solid gameplay. Titanfall is worth every penny.

THC CELL2483d ago

Sarcastic Meter just blow up then

The_Hero2482d ago

Why does it cost 800$?

It's funny to think about it, but most electronics are made in China, yet the cost is almost 27% higher than elsewhere. The reason for the higher prices is because China has something called a value-added tax, commonly known as a VAT tax. The VAT is a form of sales tax, but it's not. The cost of the VAT is added directly to the cost of the product, think sales tax included but much more. The Chinese government has set the VAT for goods in China at 17%.

Ok... It's 17%~27%, it's still not double it's price. kinect bundled is 60% more.

TekoIie2482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

@The_Hero

Im not sure if this isnt the media doing a simple currency conversion and then claiming that the Chinese are paying the equivalent to $800 dollars in their currency.

Bare in mind this is Kotaku.

crxss2482d ago

does it come with 6 games?

saladthieves2482d ago

$800??!? Damn that is expensive! I can only imagine how much more the retail games are going to cost.

MorePowerOfGreen2482d ago (Edited 2482d ago )

@TekoIie

It's Kotaku with their usual anti MSFT/Xbox controversy manufacturing knowing certain types of gamers would run with the misinformation. I'm surprised Kotaku is at it again so soon after their last blunder with the XB1 June SDK update and the GPU and Kinect misinformation.(Saying the GPU would only work if Kinect was unplugged, then implied that the GPU was the only improvements to the June SDK update)

MSFT had to actually come out and set the intentional damaging propaganda straight with the June update(GPU/Kinect), looks like they had to do it again with this.

Bereaver2482d ago

The reason for the price is because of the taxes. Importing anything into china is nearly a 1.5 tax. Add on the idea of it recently being un-banned and probably taxed for being a gaming device and there you have it. 800USD.

On the other hand, the ps4 will also be extremely expensive.

Luckily though, no one in the small markets will sell for that price because they imported differently and didn't have to pay that outrageous price. The same way as they have been doing for the past 15 years.

A lot of people are under the concept that it wasn't here before but in fact, most people who gamed had a 360 or ps3. (mainly 360 because it could be pirated then later a lot of ps3's because they could pirate it too.)

ThanatosDMC2482d ago

@Tekolie

Kotaku is a big xbox supporter not the other way around.

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Chris122483d ago

In summary, the price came from a website that couldn't be verified. China has a high sales tax. This leads to high prices on other goods such as Apple products.

Still, hasn't stopped the trolls charging in with their comments early. SMH

turdburgler10802482d ago

Kotaku updated the article it reads as follows.

UPDATE: Microsoft has responded with the following:
"Microsoft Stores China is conducting a special promotion to engage local fans and customers that includes an opportunity to win a RMB 4,999 Microsoft store e-coupon every week in July. This amount is unrelated to the price of the Xbox One in China. We have not made any pricing announcements of Xbox One in China."

60FramesPerSecond2482d ago

No, Titanfall is fun, but not $800 fun.

Elit3Nick2482d ago

Titanfall is the most fun I've had in a long time, it'll tide me over until the fall games release :)

ThatOneRiggaNob2482d ago

I really hope Sony is paying you good money man. You're going far and beyond the call of duty.

stripe8142482d ago

BS that console is made there in China..so from China you wont have any shipping charges..so i am expecting at least the $499 amount or $399w/o kinect

MRMagoo1232482d ago

it doesnt work like that. In most countries you have to pay more for things made in your country anyway, I can imagine it will be very high in price at the launch.

AeternalGaminG2482d ago

i'm not even mad..that's AMAZING!

SonofGod2482d ago

You're weird. I don't get you.

turdburgler10802482d ago

The page has been updated!

UPDATE: Microsoft has responded with the following:
"Microsoft Stores China is conducting a special promotion to engage local fans and customers that includes an opportunity to win a RMB 4,999 Microsoft store e-coupon every week in July. This amount is unrelated to the price of the Xbox One in China. We have not made any pricing announcements of Xbox One in China."

Magicite2482d ago

Double the US price, ouch!

SKnight132482d ago

Go from 8 bubbles to 1 at the snap of a finger. Has to be a record.

memots2482d ago

there is multiple Nextlevel account lol.

Whiskeyjacked872482d ago

You sound like a f**king Idiot. Yes, I can hear how stupid you sound typing this.

cannon88002482d ago

NextLevel are you out of your mind?

FamilyGuy2482d ago

Dude, your sarcasm knows no bounds.

China is filled with PC gamers, an $800 X1 would be DOA.

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stuna12483d ago

Well that will definitely be a sells limiter. Couple that with the harsh bans on anything resembling violence, sex and drug, and one could say the Xbox1 has its work cut out for itself.

mkis0072482d ago

It still makes sense in a way , but I hate it when people say sells instead of sales. Just getting it out there.

MRMagoo1232482d ago

I was going to say the same thing lol , there seems to be a large amount of people that use sales and sell in the wrong place. It should have been "well that will definitely be a sales limiter"

Bathyj2482d ago

I hate when people do that. Their very annoying.

GrandpaSnake2483d ago

does it come bundled with kinect or do they gotta shell out a $1,000 dollars extra? either way seems very steep.

truefan12482d ago

Man that's high, but dang the I phone costs $1100 and sells like hotcakes in china. Hopefully MSFT can get the price a little cheaper. Getting those initial sales and making headway in a new market seems like it would be the most important thing before the other consoles make it there.

BitbyDeath2482d ago

Price must be wrong then.
iPhone is almost twice the price of an X1 here in Oz.
Should make Xbox around the $600 mark in China.

Gezmoyassine2482d ago

I can't see X1 taking off in china at that price.Surely MS knows that.