Xbox One To Beat PS4 In China

China, the land where game consoles are currently still in a quasi-banned state, the console wars pretty much haven't started yet. Gray market imports of both PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones are slowly trickling in, but it seems that, after all, the scales might tip in Microsoft's favour.

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xHeavYx1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

It would be nice if the article mentioned some important things like... HOW is it going to happen? A partnership is nice and all, but if that's the only reason why the One will be the PS4...

Neonridr1703d ago

well if Microsoft can work with various providers in China, they have a much better chance of getting their consoles sold there.

So while this article didn't lay out their specific plans (I am sure they are still probably trying to figure that all out), they are at least trying to find a way in.

Will it work? Who knows. This sounds like something that is going to take a lot of time and effort.

It might end up being all for nothing in the end, but time will tell I guess.

Kingthrash3601703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

pretty sure they have alot of partnerships in the US, look at how that turned out...smh speculation is all ms has at this point. imo i would be surprised if they they sell half of what ps4 will.

Why o why1703d ago

Not gunna happen.......

A partnership isn't enough....even the spiritual angst between China and Japan wouldn't be enough for the Chinese to choose the x1 over the ps4.

blackbeld1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

The Playstation brand is more popular then the xbox in Asia.

PS4 will sell more.. mark my words. Just wait and see.

Sitdown1703d ago

Just out of curiosity.... how did it turn out?

Eonjay1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

"rumors that Microsoft and BesTV were working on bringing over a watered-down version of the last-gen Xbox 360 to China. This China-fied 360 would have stronger online video capabilities and features while toning down the gaming aspects of the system." = Xbox One beats PS4 in China?

Edit: New word! China-fied!

Infernostew1703d ago

Also with PS4 launching soon in Hong Kong,some of those units will spill over into China so there will be console penetration in the market before an official release in China sometime next year.

DragonKnight1703d ago

A communist dictatorship that loves spying on its citizens and controlling everything they do?

Yep, I can see the Xbox One winning there.

ShinMaster1703d ago

It talks about Netflix, Hulu and BesTV...

mikeslemonade1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

The chinese are more brand oriented. They love Nike and Mcdonalds for example. They already favor PlayStation more and the gaming habits are more in-line with the gamers in Japan.

Microsoft will not sell more in any territory. The only territory that they will sell more in is probably in "your" house if you chose to make the wrong decision of buying a X1.

Neonridr1703d ago

@mikeslemonade - why is it wrong if you chose to buy an Xbox One? Are you saying that your own opinion is above other people's tastes now? That if for some reason they really love the 1st party Microsoft exclusives then they are wrong for choosing to support that console?

mikeslemonade1703d ago

X1 is the wrong choice in general. Not my opinion.

Wouldn't you argue the PS2 was the more right choice over the gamecube and xbox. Not necessarily true for all gamers but true for most gamers.

Neonridr1703d ago

@mikeslemonade - nope, I had a Gamecube and loved it. But it had games that I enjoyed playing. That's the whole point. If you are having fun with the console, then that's all that matters.

Skip_Bayless1703d ago

I said the word "if" you made the wrong decision. So I wasn't explicitly saying definite.

And you said "I" had fun with the Gamecube. That's an opinion. More people had more fun with the PS2. I owned the PS2 and Gamecube too in that generation.

kane_13711703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

@Kingthrash360 never underestimate chinese people's resent of Japan and everything even remotely connected to Japan.
Although PS is a popular brand in Hong Kong

rainslacker1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

Yeah. China. The country that is moving to Linux en masse just to avoid MS policies from Windows.

Did you know that Unbunto is the "official OS" of china?

China, where the MMO market is king. They would certainly choose a console where you have to pay an additional charge to play a F2P MMO.

Gekko361702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

@Why o why - I think it's less spiritual and more to do with the Japanese invading China in the 30's. Japan and China are not that friendly towards each other.

I expect that doctorine to effect any sales for the Japanese Corrp.

Some predudice never die not that I blame them.

just for luaghs read this article following a survey over 9 years.

Why o why1702d ago


At the time I made the comment I couldnt think of a better word...thanks for the article.

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ThePope1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

China and Japan dont get along. Thats why. Japanese cars dont do that well there either.

But to a lesser degree thats why the One wont sell well in Japan.

iamnsuperman1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

I think that theory ignores the fact that China makes cars too. They would rather pick up a car made by them than a Japanese car. Not in the slightest relatable to Chinese consumers picking up an American product over a Japanese product.

Kingthrash3601703d ago

this^^^ is true...but let not act like they like the us either.
but yeah they hate japan more...let see if they like to spend more money tho.

GameSpawn1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

I'm with iamnsuperman. It's more to do with the fact China will buy stuff made in China. It also has a little to do with economics as imported goods (even those that are MADE IN CHINA, exported and re-imported) are ridiculously expensive for most people.

If you want to know about China's car industry you should watch Top Gear Season 18 - Episode 2:

pyramidshead1703d ago

I give it a couple of months before both XB1 and PS4 sales are halted and....miraculously....things that closely resemble the PS4 and XB1 suddenly go on sale lol.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

Spy box in china? lol for more money?

Mosiac771702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

China don't like Japanese products. They don't want to support them, so yes they are likely more to buy an MS product than Sony specially if it's a joint venture with one of their own companies. If MS penetrate China's market we'll, they might beat ps4 in sales in the long run. Chinese are thirsty for a home console.

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NatureOfLogic1703d ago (Edited 1703d ago )

Lmao, That's funny. PS4 will outsell Xbox One almost everywhere. MS is hoping that Xbox One can keep up in their home territory where they dominated last gen.

DigitalRaptor1703d ago

Yeah, this just leads to nothing more than a notsureifserious.jpg

Mikelarry1703d ago

yeah lets not jump ahead of our selves now

curtis921703d ago

man... these consoles selling in china is going to put sales so far above last gen well have to stop comparing cause it wont be fair.

Starbucks_Fan1703d ago

Why are people still using a picture of Don when he left.

DigitalRaptor1703d ago

He's the face of all the bad decisions made in the run up to the XB1 launch.

I just think that expression is priceless - "I've made a huge mistake".

Sci0n1703d ago

yea he has the epic fail loser face, love when his pic is chosen for X1 articles lol.