Microsoft Corp's selling of its Xbox One flagship gaming console in China later this year may see a rush of buyers, according to an analyst.
i want xb1 to be successful in china. but i hope ms change the price when it launch in sept before d.o.a
I want it to be successful even though I don't have one. Competition is good. I'm still waiting for a reason to purchase 1.
Why disagree's ?? , anyways Quantum break & halo 5 could be a reason
I have tons of friends in China who are itching to get the Xbox One. The thirst is real.
Notoriousniceguy no they wont, because they wont be allowed in there . check the restrictions list anything with deaths etc is banned. Not to mention you know how the Chinese market works right?! they copy everything from smartphones to cars so expect low budget copys of the x1 in a few months.
why the hell people think it's not on sale there already? both XB1 and PS4 can already be purchased there people, everyone in China who are 'itching' should already bought one by now. And it's more advantageous to buy it from grey market anyway, because you'll mainly get the games from grey market too since they will be heavily restricted through official channel. And don't get me started on other entertainment features, if other countries that already sell PS4/XB1 doesn't get as much entertainment features as US/UK folks, how do you think it'll be in China, where even facebook and googles are banned?
As long as we're talking about reasons to buy an xbone, I think Project Spark is shaping up fantastically. I'm almost jealous! :)
Yes people in china can get xbox 1s on the black market, but if they were sold properly in stores this would definitely be a better, more preferred way to buy one. I think it will sell well.
@ kickerz One would think...but these systems would be locked and restricted to play only government approved games.(no halo) That is why getting a console through other means is better in China...no restrictions.
if this is really the first console to come out in China, then I do expect high sales.
could go either way. i hope all 3 come out there. More system sells = more games :)
American McGee, whose Spicy Horse Development Studio is based in Shanghai had this to say about China rushing to buy consoles, any console: http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
People act like the don't have black market console there already.
@morganfell The same American McGee that hasn't been relevant in over a decade and doesn't develop games for consoles?
The restrictions on gaming content alone makes it hard for any console to be successful in China... There are seriously insane amount of restrictions.
@Creatchee Does that discredit the excellent points he brings up tho? No? So what's your point?
Well sony already released in hong kong, korea and other areas in asia. Xboxone may very well do great in china.
It will sell. That's all there is to it. How much? who cares. Every bit helps.
@DVS-Zev "Does that discredit the excellent points he brings up tho? No? So what's your point?" Not entirely, but the fact that he doesn't support console gaming has to mean something. Consoles are competition to him and he has every reason to downplay them coming to the area where he works. Also, the "irrelevant" comment was flung at Cliffy B by TONS of people on this site to discredit him, and he has made games that people actually played way more recently than McGee.
I will be happy to see the X1 do well in China but don't get too excited about it. I've lived, studied and continues to visit China from time to time and whoever this "AmericanMcGee" person is, he makes some valid points that a person who has visited China would know. Edit: And yes consoles have been sold there for a long time, even with the ban. You can go to a legit electronic store in the malls and they are not hard to miss.
@morganfell He raises extremely valid point. People are assuming china is this new amazing market but it has been that market for a few generations now. Despite the ban the PS3 and 360 were easily available in china and the One and PS4 were no exception. A big issue of this availability was piracy. Piracy is rampant in china's market. I think Microsoft's push to china is a huge mistake since gaming has already made it there. If they want to hit Asia they should think about making Asian specific content.
He isn't relative? Your opinion but how does that make what he says irrelevant? You are completely unable to rebut his points. The fact is he lives and works there and understands the current situation far better than most, including you and I. Equating numbers of bodies with sales is, at it's best, corporate suicide. Just another thread and user I have to bookmark for when this doesn't pan out like all those other things that MS keeps erasing off the chalkboard. The Cloud DRM NFL Deal Kinect 2 Don Mattrick Firing Don Mattrick A Second On-Board Processor ESRAM Family Share Magic Scaler Games for Gold Titanfall Secret Sauce Moneyhatting Polygon And just so you are aware China isn't a sales goldmine for Sony either.
@sg1 I agree. They will most definitly have to lower the price over there and im hoping too that they do really good. We will know more about their plans as the time comes. E3 is the main focus right now..lol
lol you guys really think china wants to buy an american product? LMAO
I can't imagine any publisher is going to sell any games in the china market, piracy is a huge problem in China. Hell they will probably Knock off Xbox Ones at a third of the price and they will be already rooted to play pirated games. Plus it is already available on the gray market without the limitations imposed by the Chinese Government that will be on officially sold Xbox One's. China say, We [email protected] Microsoft. Even if it sells well in China, its a totally different market with different tastes. The US, UK, European and even Japanese consumers will gain nothing from it being available in china, it's not going to make the Xbox One more successful or better for any other country.
Damn if this console takes off in china then HOLY SHIT
LOL!!! no it won't.
People who really want one already have one, there won't be really any games at launch that are aimed at the market and most games will be banned because of the laws of what content can be released. Until the Chinese government rethinks their laws for western content it's doubtful that any console will make a big impact there. We are talking about a country where you can't watch TV shows like Big Bang Theory legally.
Microsoft is desperate, hoping the Chinese will save them.
Did people not see the release restrictions for games in China? Out of all the games released for X1 and PS4 there are maybe 3 games that would pass through. It will take a lot of time before the market in China reaches any kind of respectable size
Project Spark (Maybe) Max Curse of Brotherhood Forza 5 Powerstar Golf Fantasia: Music Evolved Kinect Sports Rivals Peggle 2 Zoo Tycoon That's a lot more than 3 games.
Thats a good list for chinese gamers but i posted an article last week which states that MS has been in talks with some chinese devs,getting them onboard xbx one development and the feedback so far has been quite positive. I think its safe to say the console will launch with some foreign games and a few developed in china. E3 is where its at right now but after E3 im betting MS will have another show targeted towards the chinese and japanese launch.
It is safe to say but I find it funny the Agree/Disagree when I'm simply stating a fact. I doubt anyone can find many violations in those games according to the Chinese restrictions. I'm just hoping we see more Rare and new IPs at E3. Rare games licensed off to other devs like KI. And some new AAA studios working on games. It's time for Phil Spencer to start putting up and showing us that they want to compete with Playstation on the same AAA level.
The systems arent region locked. They can order any game they want.
Not if they release in China...That console would legally have to be region locked...As well As that NSA spy cam stuff actually meaning something. China is not the country you want that in.
Please change the price that's all i ask! Rumor:$820 for Xbox 1 in china (name not order)
Is PS4 not coming to China?
2 billion citizens in China. First console there in a long time. Yeah it will sell a few.
China's population is 1.351 billion.
Oh my bad. Still a massive amount of people to buy xbones.
About 20% of that have disposable income Divide by that by people who ONLY are into f2p PC games..take away the Tiger Mom parents who who do not like to buy console for their children whom they hope would score %99.99 (my professor scored 98 and had to settle for teaching abroad).....aaaaand suddenly the prospect seems a lot less bright, no? Also, consoles have been sold in China there for ages. :P
2 billion people with a poor income distribution (extremely poor) in a market that has already had consoles in it for quite some time. The grey market isn't like the grey market in most Western/EDCs. The grey market is extremely big in China
And it will still fail in a market like China. People will much rather buy a ripoff of the Xbone than buy an actual one. The income for most families is poor and $820 for a console is beyond ridiculous.
They wont sell well there, microsoft is hated there. They literally have thousands of people trying to hack ms everyday. You guys are getting your hopes up its the 2nd cloud and dx12 put together
This will open new and exciting development for Xbox one games and entertainment. Can you imagine all the chinese students there learning how to program games for the Xbox One. Exciting.
Do you Xbox fanboys seriously think this is gonna be some big revolutionary moment for gaming? Do you guys think the Xbox is gonna launch in China and suddenly everyone is gonna jump on the Xbox dick? Let me hit you with some reality here. These consoles are and have been in China for years now. Only thing is it hasn't been official. Lol you guys are gonna be so let down come September, keep the bubble intact man, ignore me.
Wow, people that never planned on getting a Xbox system since it's establishment trolling another Xbox article. If the One sells well, it's safe to say fanboys will scream louder than Rob Halford and punch holes in their wall. I hope it does well in China.
What happens if it doesn't sell well?
Fanboys will Tiger Woods fist pump, and investors will be angry.
lol,...that's very true. However, I don't see any information encouraging a successful launch in China because of it's black market that isn't even trying to hide itself. There is NO effective ban. Go to Taobao (www.taobao.com) and punch in "Xbox One" or "PS4." You will find (as will Chinese consumers) consoles and games available for next-day shipping to your doorstep in China. Additionally, censorship and restrictions on content will be Microsoft's bane. Any console shipped out of the Shanghai FTZ will be unable to play any games other than those approved by the Ministry of Culture (and other media oversight bureaus). That means content for the device will be limited and inferior to what could be had by purchasing a black-market console on Taobao. No TitanFall. No Ryse. No Halo. Not even COD. In light of this information, isn't Microsoft is bringing sand to the beach? Am I right?
Yeah the restrictions are ridiculous. They pretty much banned everything that involve an altercation. MS better think of something, otherwise Nintendo might have a field day.
The Chinese have grown very fond of Microsoft's Windows Phone on the Nokia Lumia line. I think some are underestimating the impact the X1 will have especially with the BestV support. Saying MS has no chance is just foolish.
Nokia Lumia 520 is currently sold at 629 RMB or $102.04 and Nokia X bears a 599 RMB price tag or $97.17. The Chinese have grown fond of Microsoft's prices. Who can pass up a deal? Right? Source: http://www.wpcentral.com/no... If Satya sells Xbox One as cheaply, percentage discount-wise, as Microsoft's Nokia phones, Microsoft will undoubtedly sell a lot. Am I right? Update: In the U.S., Nokia Lumia 1020 is $610 w/o a contract, $99 with a 2-year contract. Source: http://www.att.com/shop/wir... I don't care if the Xbox One is successful, but I hope it's not an embarrassing failure. Time moves on.
I heard they like mmo's so I say ps3 be better suited for them, but then again they never had a console other than knockoffs so I don't know.
"may" keyword but again any who care is a fanboy I don't get anything free if Xone wins this fake war, would be nice lol This is M$ saying "we won the war all XBL gets 5$ off everything" rofl even this will never happen.
Chinese gamers are all about ftp and moba games. How does Microsoft plan to sell to this market if they charge a separate fee to play ftp games? The Chinese want to pay the least amount possible on the products(hence the huge counterfeit market despite most official products being sold there). Why on earth would they buy a much more expensive system that does less than it's less expensive competition? Fanboys are so thirsty have good news regarding the xbone that they will blindly believe any theory that supports what they want to see. I haven't touched on the fact that the xbone's huge size is problematic for people who live in densely populated areas in Asia. The xbone was made for the American and British audience so I don't know why people would be surprised about it not doing well outside of those regions.
please you are as much as a fanboy as the others. if theres one thing china loves is some american when i went for a visit they asked my bud if they can take a picture with him just because he was tall and white. they thought he was someone important, why on earth would buy an xboxone. idk why on earth do you do half the shit that you do? because you do all ms has to do is hype the shit out of it. not everyone in china can bypass the great firewall, and even for those that can that vpn is so slow. so china right now is having a huge console war
Due to the restrictions on content, Nintendo is the one destined to profit the most in China since they are in a position to push out higher quality games than Sony and Microsoft. Hopefully management is not completely ignoring that market.
After buying a Xbone and playing it for a hour or two...You'll just be hungry again...
I guess Microsoft hasn't taken into consideration censorship and piracy when they decided to move into the Chinese market. Good luck.
Anyone who thinks Xbone is gonna be magically successful over in China just because they got 1 billion people doesn't know what China is like over there. The income for most families are poor already. Unless you run a business over there, you're lucky to have money in your pocket at all. You really think a bunch of people are just going to rush out and buy an Xbone at $820? They would much rather buy knockoffs or turn to piracy than do that. Xbone may sell a few but this will NOT be a difference maker for MS.
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