Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will officially launch in mainland China in a few weeks on June 10, with pre-orders starting as soon as next week from the Microsoft Store on Wednesday, May 19.

The recommended retail price of the Xbox Series X will be ¥3,899 in the country, while the Xbox Series S will retail for ¥2,399. Here's what Microsoft's marketing director for Xbox greater China had to say about the announcement:

"We're excited to be able to sync with Chinese gamers into the new generation of games and experience the new generation of games with a high degree of immersion and compatibility. Games are a very creative way to express themselves, to stimulate our imaginations, to connect with each other in a vivid story."

The release of the Xbox Series X and S in mainland China will mark exactly seven months since the consoles arrived for the first time across the world on November 20, 2020. Hopefully they get off to a good start in the region!

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[source news.microsoft.com]