Speaking at a Sony conference in Shanghai yesterday, CEO Kazuo Hirai said that Sony is working on bringing its game console business to China.
That opens to almost 1 billion people. And gray markets with modified consoles playing pirated games and PC-dominant gamers used on local MMOs selling "free-mium" games. Unless Sony has several really good deals, I'm curious of how much of Internet medias and entertainment apps can actually be included in a for-sale-in-China PS4 .
I bet it will be hard to get a foothold on china Probably have their own garbage knockoff consoles
It will probably be hard to sell majorly to China. The large majority are PC gamers since the console ban provided no other alternative save importing.
SOE has some presence in china already planetside was present at a Chinese convention back when it was being launched they won't dominate china with their console (only because its so goddamn large) but they will certainly be able to sell enough to make it a significant and large market. they would be able to sell about as much as they would a regular European country initially
Whoever gets into that target market successfully will be very profitable.
ps4 500m consoles sold-- confirmed.
If they manage to get more mmos they could be sitting on a potential goldmine
Didn't Microsoft try doing this too ?
They've already been in talks
They're working on a gaming and entertainment streaming device based on Xbox-based tech. But it's not sure if this will be under Xbox or directly under Microsoft, but I think it's the former. To sell a whole X1, full of questionable international media and a camera with old stories about NSA conspiracies, I guess that's still a gray market discount :D
Cool. But I think a lot of people won't be able to afford it though.
haha, ironically, Japan and USA, the countries where XBOX and PS are from are the biggest enemies of China, I don't know if this will affect the prospect of these consoles in China.
Idk about the USA & China if they were China wouldn't loan America any money. But Japan yeah I can see that because Japan had bullied China for centuries
No, Japan only have capability to bully China for the last century. Before that, China is the Master of Japan. Japan is like the servant.
I'm not sure how big of a market China can actually be. There are, as you stated, 1 Billion people in that country but i think people forget that a large part of that population is for the most part 3rd world. A large part of the population will not be able to afford a PS4/X-1. But of course, the more markets the better!
For people thinking Chinese citizens cant afford a console because they are '3rd world'. Makes me laugh, I guess you think all their population are standing in rice fields with horse and cart whilst wearing 'those hats Raiden wears'. The truth is China is the biggest buyer of new cars in the world. Yes that is right, Chinese citizens buy more cars than the whole of U.S. So if they can afford cars worth tens of thousands of U.S. dollars. I'm sure they can afford a games console lol The truth is China is taking over the U.S. in all consumer markets, there is a new king on the hill.
you are right, within ten years, China will be the biggest economy in the world. There are about as many middle class people in China as the whole population in USA.
Actually here's a fact. Housing prices are skyrocketing due to Chinese coming to America and buy up land and houses with cash.
dude, I'm Chinese! I know Chinese from China! You're confusing a necessity, transportation with a luxury! China barely has a middle class, it's developing now and quickly. Do you even know what a job, like working at an Apple factory, pays? What do you think the controversy is all about with these American companies having factories in China? Super LOW pay! The largest cities in China make up less than 10% of the whole population of China. @sypher I stated an opinion and you tried to belittle and actually make me seem racist. The Internet... sometimes, SMH.
Lmao! Standing in a rice field with a cart wearing a Raiden hat! hahahahaa
Isn't there some disdain between China and Japan?
WW2 is the one of the main reasons for China's hatred towards Japan: During WWII japansese army did many horrific things to both soldiers and cilvilians. One incident called the Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking. Japanese troops were ordered to rape or kill any civilians they found. Historians and witnesses have estimated that 250,000 to 300,000 people were killed Unlike the US and germany, the japanese government never appologised for any war crimes committed during WWII
And how many games would the Chinese be allowed to actually buy? Two or three? Updated version of Farm Simulator? Kung Fu Panda? How to Cook a Dog?
zero, they want to buy you instead.
Believe it or not, a lot of JRPGs in PSN Asia are already localized with Chinese language. If consoles and games can be sold in the gray market, they can be sold legally. Just some doubts about legal market could ever be as popular than the gray market.
Sony bringing the Playstation to the land of China. A mass of pontential that it is. Now if only the Chinese officials actually did something to solved their pollution woes. Gateway MT6706 2008
Better yet get china to give us the polystation 4 or the popvita
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