Phil Spencer had a great week at ChinaJoy, and learned a lot. There's more work to do in China but good progress so far.
Nice. I hope more western ips are localized for the chinese audience.Hopefully KI, The Witcher 3,MGS and games like GTA make it there someday. Cant wait to see Phil on stage at Gamescom.
Following after the release of the PS4 region free, Microsoft has unlock the region on the Xbox One in April. Games are easily obtainable in the underground markets and most games are already localised in Chinese anyway which again easily obtainable in Hong Kong
Everything they had at Chinajoy was western stuff, and that's not what's selling in China. China is like JP, and follow their homemade games much more than anything from the outside. MS has a lot of work cut out for them in China.
Is that why World of Warcraft has millions of subscribers from China? Or the large lines to play the Master Chief collection?
@Waluigi A line at a comes conference that let's everyone play for free, is now a gauge to determine it's success. Now could you also do me a favor and show me the install base for WoW in China.
They should have held conference like Sony if they were serious.
But did he learn chinese?
I think he spoke these words to the Chinese audience. Phil Spencer: "我是神" Someone with the knowledge of Chinese please translate what Phil said, please.
@Rookie It can't mean what Google translate says. Basically the translator says that 我是神 means "I am god".
@MasterCornholio- It would be rather funny if that was what he actually said because someone tricked him into thinking that he was saying something else lol.
@Kingdome Yeah that could be it. But that's pretty disrespectful in my opinion.
Learned what? How the hell is this considered news?
That they need to really get China devs on their console to sell in China, and what were the most popular genre of games there.
The guy said nothing. If he did an interview telling us everything he saw and who he talked to. Or telling us how great MS is doing with market research in China. That would be news, and actually interesting. This is a freaking tweet that says nothing. What's next? A tweet from Spencer saying "I've seen some stuff"?
You must be new here. These people fart and it's front page news.
He farted for the sake of gaming though.
I look forward to finding out what Phil Spencer had for dinner tomorrow on N4G.
Tears of Xbox's JRPG fans?
@GearsdoodooBruh Suure https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
I understand people like Spencer but articles on him are starting to be too much. It seems they are trying to market him as much as the xbox since some fans have a hard on for him.
Like what this site normally does w/ Kaz.
No, not really. Last Kaz article was 162 days ago http://n4g.com/channel/kaz-...
@Blastoise but how many before that last one.
People stop talking about kaz during ps3 era. I think you're referring to Shuhei Yoshida.
I hardly ever see kaz talked about on this site!
Xbox cannot compare to PlayStation when it come to Chinese support, all first party game have Chinese version, MSG5 and mighty no9 have a Chinese version exclusive to Ps4
That's right. Sony's work on Chinese version games is welcome in China. It is an important factor making PS4 dominant in Chinese next-gen console market. And that's why many Chinese gamers don't like nintendo. Many 3ds gamers in China play cracked 3ds games because of language problem.
Have a link
It doesn't matter what he learned. Still coming in second place. Using western games in a eastern conference isn't going to help.
Umm ? I don't know how to say this article.
Fans really market everything do they, aside from the console they market the devs, the mother corporation and now the xbox head with no real news. There is only so much you can do if you want your beloved console to be in first place "Worldwide". Having felt they really are doing bad in japan, Now they are going to try China, Which is another "Asian" country. You do know what most, i say most asians prefer.
I may buy a Phil Spencer. I heard that it had some good features.
It is obvious that PS4 is much more popular than Xbox One in China. Besides, the price of xbox one is much higher than ps4 in China: ps4: ￥2499（$400); xbox one without kinect :￥2999 （$480) Hehe...
Not only that but the system wasn't region locked like the XB1 was and those Chinese games that Sony is bringing to their system helps as well.
Yay, Phil.... again.
Microsoft has to learn that what works in western markets won't work in China. The Chinese market, like the rest of the Asian market, has different tastes in gaming.
garbage console for a garbage country.. match made in heaven :)
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