Kotaku: Video game consoles are illegal in China. Ironically, the Wii, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 are Chinese made. And there is a flourishing PC gaming culture. There has to be a reason for this ban. Turns out, there is.
... but I'm pretty sure they're still widely available.
Like most drugs then.
But it's a horrible rule if you work in the gaming industry. Manufacturing plants would be like purgatory for me. Working around video games/equipment all day but can never plug in? WFT man?!
you can't plug it in because the government in China is a PC fanboy.
My Chinese friend got married in Western China, and she came back with many pirated Wii games that cost her 50 cents(USD) to buy. She talked to me of the Wii piracy going on, so I assume many get them through Hong Kong or other means.
Well what ISN'T banned in China?
Communism is weak in China, but totalitarianism is as strong as usual.
World of Warcraft. Ironically, that's even more harmful to the youth than consoles.
People who catch a sudden attack of "outspokenness" and suffer a "bullet-related death.
In CHINA They sell modded xbox 360's.My Cousin just bought one on his holidays.He saw all 360's are modded not a single genuine 360 is there and there pirated 360 games cost only $6.
That's 6 yuan, not $6. And actually if you look around here, you can find them for 4 yuan. Yep, just a little over 50 cent.
WOW if only you could play online I would move to China :P
So essentially this is industry protectionism on the part of China. Well, just about every country does it in some way, shape or form.
they can make more money on bootleg consoles.
exactly. the popstation and chintendo vii say hello.
They can't make money on something that isn't regulated/taxed.
but they can from under the tables , given the amount of corruption
Because workers who work 28 hours a day who spend 1-2 hours playing games can only do 26 hours of work. So if you remove the games they can still do 28 hours of work and are not distracted. You can't get rid of PCs because you need them for again WORK. Also if they want to play PC games they have to go to a cafe where they can be regulated and monitored KGB style. Also YES the above is the real answer.
In other news: China still lacks the console flame whining it so sorely needs.
YO NO TELL CHINA WHAT TO DO. WE SMILE TO YO FACE, PLAN DEMISE BEHIND YOUR BACK.
I got the Asian version of Siren for the PS3 from that site.
asian as in HK or a few others regions most likely
Considering its a country chock full of human rights violations, bans on a "toy" seem pretty trivial in comparison.
Eastern tech doesnt have such horrible standards on failiure rates.
The chinese always find a way to pirate stuff, there is no stopping them. Here in Harlem they pop up from time to time when I'm doing my laundry or simply walking down the block trying to sell me well made DVDs. They even know some Spanish words to broaden there clientele.
I don't see how the chinese haven't risen up to their government. There is no way I could live in a country like that. Brainwashed is what it is.....
probably because the quality of life is apparently going up and compared to a couple decades ago, the government is much more lax. not as lax as western countries but they've improved
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