Submitted by Pozzle 199d ago | opinion piece

6 reasons why China getting game consoles won’t be a windfall for Sony or Microsoft

After years of rumors, late last week we saw the most solid evidence yet that China might actually be lifting its ban on game consoles. Needless to say, this has led to speculation that Microsoft and Sony are about to make a killing selling their consoles to a new market of 1.4 billion people. They aren’t, though. (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

PsylentKiller  +   199d ago
We will see what the numbers say when they launch in china. The PS4 should do well there if what you say about the freemium method is true. XB1 should do well because....well I just want them to do well. The fact that Chinese people wont buy sony because it's Japanese, I don't believe to be true.
But it really doesn't matter because this article sucks. You sound like you are defending piracy. While I do believe that trying out a product is good, piracy that encompasses the whole gaming market of china cannot be a good thing. I think china will crack down on the piracy issue. Why would they want to be robbed of the income a billion dollar industry will bring them?
level 360  +   199d ago
Expect a lot of faked miscellaneous gaming add-on items and copied Blu Ray game/film discs.
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HmongAmerican  +   199d ago
Number 5 already on the PS4. Next gen is powerful enough for MMORPG and RTS.
tillame057   199d ago | Spam
spoonard  +   199d ago
Of the 1.3 BILLION people in China, i'd say MAYBE 10% could afford either console, much less both.
Thats still 130million people.
HighResHero  +   199d ago
Well China houses over a million millionaires if you include Hong Kong anyway. So at least that many could buy one.

The interests of the Chinese would be a deciding factor as well, along with the marketability of the consoles in their country. I think it might take a pretty large marketing effort to shift their perception over there. But who knows.

Anyway they should be able to buy one if they're interested without having them foisted upon them.

Anyway what is that spooky avatar?
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SynestheticRoar  +   199d ago
Can you say HACKED.
mhunterjr  +   199d ago
Clearly this guy is no economist...the shear size if the market makes it worth the investment. and no doubt, the government will actually care to stifle piracy if they stand to benefit economically..
medman  +   199d ago
I'm surprised China hasn't stolen Sony or Microsofts design and architecture and made their own console which is exactly the same as the ps3/ps4 or xbox360/xbone. That's what they do with cars, and just about everything else. And because it's a communist nation, when companies file lawsuits they are summarily smacked down and simply not acknowledged.

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