Microsoft Corp. has put off the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been scheduled for release on Tuesday.
The company said in a statement Sunday that the console will be out in China by the end of the year, Reuters reported.
Microsoft did not give a reason for the delay of the launch in the world’s third-biggest gaming market.
But it represents the latest in a series of setbacks for the US tech giant in China, where it is under investigation for suspected anti-trust violations related to the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, the report noted.
China lifted a 14-year ban on gaming consoles earlier this year. Microsoft had reached a deal with internet TV set-top box maker BesTV New Media Co. Ltd. (600637.CN) to form a joint venture to manufacture the consoles in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone a year ago.
The game console will be available in Hong Kong this Friday.
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