Five reasons not to buy the Xbox One in China

Chinese gaming news site Sina Games runs an editorial encouraging gamers not to buy the Xbox One, for these five reasons.

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jackanderson19852465d ago (Edited 2465d ago )

3 of those reason are ridiculous.... the same will apply to all consoles being sold there.... pricing is a tad ridiculous for MS to be slapping on when it's considerably cheaper in Japan and Worldwide (could be China is forcing the price point but that's just a guess)and point 5 is just point 4 reworded

Ultra2465d ago

No surprise because consoles are known as luxury items in asia and australia, yet (rich) people still buying it no matter what.

Heisenburger2465d ago

I'm pretty sure consoles are considered luxury items in every damn country, though your point is not invalid.

ScottyHoss2465d ago

" As scholar James Q. Wilson has stated, “The poorest Americans today live a better life than all but the richest persons a hundred years ago.”[3] In 2005, the typical household defined as poor by the government had a car and air conditioning. For entertainment, the household had two color televisions, cable or satellite TV, a DVD player, and a VCR. If there were children, especially boys, in the home, the family had a game system, such as an Xbox or a PlayStation. "

Everywhere except 'Murica ;)

Cryptcuzz2465d ago

Products like games consoles (as well as manu others) gets slapped with a 17% additional taxes.

strangeaeon2465d ago

I do not see how this is relevant to anyone outside of China, other than to further the Xbox One smear campaign. Super lame submission.

MRMagoo1232465d ago (Edited 2465d ago )

Odd you say that because we keep getting articles about the xbone release in China and no complaints it seemed relevant then (there where comments about how amazing it will sell and how china could be the next big thing) but this article isn't positive so isn't needed hmmmm.

GiantEnemyCrab2465d ago

Well at least they aren't hiding their disdain for this American product and smear.

Menkyo2465d ago

I dont know how any of you read that story as google translate did a really bad job of translating it.

NatureOfLogic_2465d ago

One reason.... PS4 is coming soony.

Dewitt2465d ago

The PS4 is not mentioned here, stop posting off topic information. You trolls really need go at this point.

Bereaver2465d ago


Even though I know he's a troll, your logic is a little flawed.

Just because something isn't mentioned, doesn't mean it isn't part of the topic.

I live in Shanghai and have been for the past 8 years. Sony (even though it is japanese) will be met with a much better attitude, no matter the price. I'm not really sure why, possibly because the PS3 had a ridiculously high price so it attained "Apple" status for just being expensive.

And just for an example.. Let's say there's an article about the new Chevy car not selling well because gas prices are rising but the Ford car is selling quite well. Even though one of the reasons isn't listed as people are buying the Ford over the Chevy, doesn't mean it isn't a reason and is indeed on topic.

Alternatively, we are on an article listing 5 reasons not to buy and not reason why they aren't buying. But, it's probably just a fanboy article hiding their true reason for posting this.

harrisk9542465d ago

He's right though... the PS4 is coming to China. Sony was approved by the government and inked the deal with a supplier in China.

700p2465d ago

Dewitt stop trolling him.

OpieWinston2465d ago

Yeah because Japan and China get along so well right?
They must be looking forward to that.

BiggerBoss2465d ago

That's the dumbest argument. For one, surveys have shown that China prefers the Ps4. And two, if we were to use your logic, Japan wouldn't buy iPhones because America bombed them in WWII. Clearly that isn't the case. I'm not saying the Xbox one won't do well in china, but stop using such a silly, archaic argument to justify your point.

ShaunCameron2465d ago

How about this reason? The government region-locked the crap out of it, censoring if not outright banning the games the people might deem worth buying because the contents might undermine their power and influence.

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