Tech in Asia: After months of complaints about a poor game lineup, Microsoft China confirms it's working on bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to China. But can that save the struggling console?
I don't recall the Chinese being a very big Halo community
I don't recall Halo even releasing in China (maybe except for the first two).
I don't recall anything.
Chinese gamers play MMOs and RPGs. First Person Shooters are D.O.A.
He can save USA/UK Xboxes and maybe make some impact on Europe's mainland, but thats as far as he goes. And yeah, chinese prefer F2P and online games, not to mention, that they wont allow game with shooting to be released there.
That's strange because an online only COD is launching in China..... Leave it to gamers to not be business savvy. Not to go on a rant but there are some real fools in our community, or at least in these comment sections. Just because a banned product is now available doesn't mean people are going to go crazy for it. The Chinese need to see a benefit to a console vs a PC which they've had for ever now. So for EITHER MS or Sony to make in roads will take years. It's a gaming console not a car advantages of owning one don't show themselves as readily.
I would think the Chinese are more interested in MMO or MOBA games?
Nope a game with a broken online that they cant fix cant.
Hasn't a hope
I dunno. Does anyone have a handle on what type of games appeal to the chinese audience? Halo is HUGE in the west, however that does not mean it'll gain much traction in the east. Just because it's the flagship XBOX game in the US/UK doesn't mean China will give two hoots about it. So real question should be "Does Halo appeal to the Chinese audience?". And personally I have no idea, can't say I've ever looked into the gaming tastes of China.
I'd say no, they're big online gamers but Ithink possibly the fps genre is primarily a western craze. Release an mmo like league of legends, then I reckon it'd go down very well!
its got neverwinter coming to it which is there version of world of warcraft
The Xbox doesn't do that well outside the USA and UK. It's mostly Microsoft fault. They simply don't promote the Xbox brand outside the USA and UK.
Well how can they promote if no ones buys!
You gotta promote first lol! You don't just throw your stuff out hoping it sells!
Don't the Chinese prefer games where you can grope animated little girls?
That's the Japanese.
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No, you're thinking of PlayStation fans.
Ps4 will not be region locked hopefully so everything points to it selling better than the Xbone
The PS4 was delayed in China for that very reason. The Chinese government will not allow the console to be region free as it gives them little control over what content their citizens are exposed to. Sony knew that the best way to outsell Xbox in China would be to make it so Chinese gamers could subvert their overbearing government and gain access to games they weren't supposed to play. As you can imagine that went down poorly with the givernment. I believe one member of the Chinese government even said Sony should be punished for attempting such a move. Ultimately I think it's a sad that both have to be region locked.
Actually I rear that due to the increase of the areas of the free trade zones Sony had to delay the launch of their system in order to rework their logistics and marketing. But hey we won't know what really happened until its out.
No sources say that Sony delayed it because of the increase of the areas of the free trade zones, so Sony had to delay the launch of their system in order to rework their logistics and marketing.
That calling the pot black , complain about a bad line up of games . If they feel so upset then they need to grow a pair and complain to they're government about their strict BS polices. Ms is just abiding by the laws set In place.
Will Halo: The Master Chief Collection that have a broken online features for 3 months be what saves the XBO sales in China? No
I don't think any game can save the X1. Cause it doesn't need a saviour.
''I don't think any game can save the X1'' Well at least you've got that part right;)
Explain where it needs saving? Sales? Its selling well. Just not as good as the PS4. Games, it has games. The opinion you have against the X1 is irrelevant since you clearly don't like it. If you like the PS4, that's fine. The X1 just isn't for you I guess.
That wasn't much of a counter-argument. If Microsoft wants the XB1 to finish this generation in first place, it's going to need a savior. Maybe even multiple. And here's the thing: They DO want it in first place. I know there's all sorts of new ways to determine who's winning, but those were all created by losers. The real, true, only decider for who wins a console war has always been sales. And the only way for the XB1 to take and hold the lead in sales right now is, you guessed it, a savior.
You missed my point. I wasn't talking about beating the PS4 in sales. I was saying that the X1 isn't in trouble. When it comes to sales it doesn't need saving. I'm a Xbox fan and I don't think the X1 is going to outsell the PS4. The PS4 is selling abnormally well. No consoles has ever sold this well, this fast. The X1 is selling better than it's predecessors, but at a lot slower than the PS4. So I'm fine with the X1 not outselling the PS4. If MS wants to come in first place it'll take more than a game to get them there. Sure the games will be an incentive. But MS is trying to win people over with the functionality of the console with other windows devices. And the games will still come.
There is absolutely no doubt that The Master Chief Halo Collection will really save Xbox One sales in China. Looking at just how well previous Halo games sold in the past there is no reason why this title alone won't do as well as previous sales of the other Halo games that have been released. Halo is among the very best of the best games which has ever been released on Microsoft's console and this is no exception. People will queue up in droves just to get their hands on Microsoft's amazing new console just to have the luxury of owning this collection for themselves. This is a system seller and will help bring the Xbox one back from the brink of disaster and will help the sales of Microsoft's console finally catch up with the PS4. O.K now that I have got that BS out of the way the reality of it is......... Hell No!!!! China aren't interested in Microsoft's machine and personally I think Halo should have been forgotten about ages ago. So far there are 9 Halo games and really not that much has changed from game to game... To me its just the same stuff over and over again. Mass Effect is much better and that is a game I am happy to play. And the only real reason that the Xbox One is even doing OK in USA and UK is because of the deals they had been doing. If your basically going to give your console away in a pack with 5 games then I don't think there are many people who wouldn't buy it. Buy 5 games and get a free console to play them on. Really? If that's the only way MS can shift their console then that's proof right there that they shouldn't have released it when they did.
Microsoft was so quick to point out the 100,000 number after it's first week. Makes you wonder how their doing past the first week in the country. From the lack of talk from the company paints a bleak picture.
What does it say paint then? I mean Microsoft was quick to announce the 100000 number after the first week?
Doesnt need saving in china it sold over a 100k in the first week what it needs is the chinese govt to stop restricting it so much
Really? A bit of food for thought: http://www.businessinsider....
Not at all. The reception for the XB1 in China has already been lukewarm, despite people insiting that it will be another stronghold for them because "China hates Japan, but loves America". It was a pretty decent start that was always destined to dwindle into failure after the launch hype died. PS4 will be launching there soon enough with a cheaper console, more certified games, more diverse games that speak better to the Chinese market, free-to-play games that will reduce the price on entry for gamers even more, and the fact that it's region free really helps, whilst the XB1 is locked. Not even Xbox's flagship can redeem it there. They need to make a lot more decisions there that impact that market in ways that are more beneficial to the consumer before a single game can begin to help.
I got disagrees when i stated that the lack of talk from Microsoft after the first week does not paint a good picture. The disagrees I assume are from people thinking it means something else. What does it say/paint then? I mean Microsoft was quick to announce the 100000 number after the first week?
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