Why the Zeebo will fail in India

US-based Qualcomm Inc recently announced a gaming solution for 'The Next Billion' – the Zeebo. Targetted primarily at developing countries such as India, China, Russia, and Brazil, the Zeebo aims to succeed where other consoles have failed by enforcing anti-piracy measures and maintaining competitive prices. While they are very optimistic in their planning, anyone with a fair understanding of the Indian gaming market will tell you that their strategy just won't work.

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dragunrising3274d ago

I love that controller. :-p

On topic: I only see the Zeebo as being a success in Brazil. India is much more receptive to the Playstation brand with the PS2 (and 360 to a degree).

- Ghost of Sparta -3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

The Zeebo will fail in every region, not just India. It won't be competing with the Wii, PS3 or 360 so all that time that went into developing this pile of junk was for nothing. They couldn't even come up with a name that doesn't suck.

newneto3274d ago

Zeebo will have a hard times in Brazil. The PS2 is very popular down here and the PS3 is a loved by the higher economic classes. But with a company like Qualcomm in this project, I must believe that they did lots of market research and planning.

Let's see what happen.

Ratchet_Co3274d ago

I'd say price is a big factor in all of this. Trust me when I say that RS. 5,000+ is definitely not something you would want to throw away. The PS2 is a trusted gaming station in India, and most people would rather have it then the Zeebo, almost all of the reasons provided in the article.

Fatal Blow3274d ago

since i have been to india and to Brazil i will say it will fail big time there are so many reason the first is that it is a poor country people dont have money to waste like the most of us who work or own there own bussines it's like this either they eat or play now u pick lol then again the people that could buy will most likey buy a ps3 or an xbox,wii etc even if this is $50 it wont sell good lol

terrandragon3274d ago

Here come the Zeebo fanboys! Tally-hooooooo!!!

XxZxX3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

LOL, Good one man...
I hope people are not offended by that...

XxZxX3274d ago

LOL WTF.. is he 4 real?

Xwow20083274d ago

it will be hard 2 enter the gaming industry against the 3 big(MS,sony, Nintendo ).
also its price (180$) is higher than ps2(100$) + the game library is very small compared 2 the ps2.

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