Almost 16,000 Xbox One Pre-Orders Boasted by Chinese Online Retailer Two Weeks From Launch

By Giuseppe Nelva

September 6, 2014

Xbox One is speeding towards its Chinese launch, which will happen in a little more than two weeks (16 days to be precise), and today we get a little glimpse on the pre-order situation.

Online retailer Suning actually publishes its own pre-order numbers on the listing pages, and it boasts 12,810 bookings for the console with Kinect and 2,807 for the Kinect-less version. The numbers sum up to a total of 15,617 pre-orders.

Not only we notice that the version with Kinect seems to be a lot more popular than the lighter package, but we can get a rough idea of the market situation.

According to Tech in Asia, Suning holds 2% of the Chinese market share, which could mean a total of 780,859 pre-orders. Of course this is just an empirical calculation and it shouldn’t be taken as solid data, but if the Xbox One managed to get close to that number of consoles sold at launch in China, it would definitely be a success.

We’ll have to wait and see if Microsoft will disclose any hard sales numbers in the future, as we wait for the Chinese giant to join the current generation fray.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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