Xbox One to be launched in China after 14 year ban

Microsoft are to start selling its Xbox One video game console in China in September, after 14 years of banning consoles.

In a statement by Xbox, the corporate vice-president at Microsoft Yusuf Mehdi said "launching Xbox One in China is a significant milestone for us and for the industry".

The Xbox One has been very successful in Europe and the US. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA

China banned gaming consoles in the year 2000, citing their adverse effect on the mental health of young people.