Max Level: Within the last couple weeks, Microsoft announced that they will be releasing the XBox One in China. To some this may not seem like a big deal but I think it could be a major game changer if they are successful.
Only time will tell....
Nope. Has Xbox ever been a success outside of the United States?? Why would this be any different?
Do your research before posting such comments. The 360 was pretty successful esp in usa, uk,europe and australia .. japan was the only hard nut to crack. As for china we will have to wait and see.
I don't know, the price is awfully steep.
Time is truly the factor in this one!
Any more than they are now? China isn't some new market yet to be penetrated. It is also not the most stable market (since piracy if rampant). I think success is going to be along the same lines we have seen already in past generations (hell I feel people are going to buy the One the same way, grey market, they bought the 360 since the price is insanely high)
"I think success is going to be along the same lines we have seen already in past generations" but...we havent...seen...anything? Consoles have been sold in China before?
Consoles have always been available in China (its a misconception when people say they haven't). It may have not been officially but it doesn't mean it was never sold. China's grey market is a lot bigger than grey markets you get in the UK or the US.
Can't see it selling like rice cakes but i hope it does well.
Yes. No. I donno.... Maybe.
I don't get this site anymore. 99% of the sites stories come from are completely unknown. It's just some random guy in his bedroom giving his opinion on a blog. Any of us could do that. Then everyone freaks out over one random guy's probably biased opinion piece. I'm going to start a blog and get everyone worked up.
Depends on A) Price B) Content If it releases at a high price point with nothing that appeals to the Chinese audience then the Xbox One will sink quicker than you can say "Xbox On". However if MS take time to understand the Chinese audience, strike deals with Chinese publishers etc then maybe, just maybe they'll manage to accumulate a solid fan base. But it's early days so who knows.
Do they want console gaming? If so, what types of games? How much does price matter? Many questions. The fact that sony has been in china readying for their console release matters just as much.
Depends on how you define success. Moving a few million in a brand new market could be considered a huge success but it may be a small percentage of total Xbox One sales so most people will probably consider that a failure.
i heard the chinese hate the japanese so this may be a + for microsoft
This is very true. I spent 7+ months in China. They are quite a ignorant and racist bunch against japanese and especially blacks. Yet they LOVE U.S. basketball?? China is a mecca of contradiction. They would (very poorly I might add) photoshop packaging for sports shirts, poster ads for the school I worked for etc, by placing white heads (which were poorly sized in relation to the body) onto black/brown bodies. Very humorous stuff. Why china of all places? These people arent so swimming in money that they can readily run out and buy a 450+$$ console. Whats that work out to 3000Y or so? Thats easily over a months wages for most. I remember when even the first xbox was a rich mans luxury at the time over there and for the most part they just modded and pirated the hell out of it. I didnt see one single non pirated game there....or movies or clothing or anything else for that matter. Those wily wily Chinese. Reeks of desperation to me.
I think piracy is too wide spread for it to be a huge success. Why would you pay a lot more for a console that can only play a 10th of the games (and almost none of the quality AAA games) as a cheaper console that plays all games while those games also being cheaper to buy? It just doesn't make sense.
in your logic, consoles shouldn't exist at all then.
That's highly unlikely lol
Microsoft always goes for the long term plan rather than the short term. I think in the long run it will succeed in China thanks to the Xbox's features that are not all relying on games. " In September the Xbox maker formed a $79 million partnership with BesTV, a local entertainment company. It’s clear why Microsoft is interested: About 500 million Chinese people play video games, and the industry produced about $13 billion in revenue last year." http://www.businessweek.com... TV is a big factor as well, from what I know the Chinese market loves TV and even more .... streaming.
No. No console will. 1) black/grey market 2) high price luxury items, will not sell to people with little to no money. 3) ridiculous restrictions on content. But hey no harm in trying
Of course NO
No, unless it gets hacked.
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I am doubtful that it will do good, but who knows, sales might explode over there.
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