China has the in-demand consoles sitting in stores, unwanted.
With China enforcing laws which restrict gaming to 3 hours a week, it's no wonder consoles are sitting on shelves. Imagine how long it would take you to complete an average length RPG.
You're trying to bait right? The 3 hours restriction is only for minors, and with online games. Offline / single-player games are not regulated by this law. The problem is much bigger and worse. These consoles have heavy restrictions and censorship built-in. Not only that, China's gaming culture are really toxic, as they mostly play only MMO's that have outrageous micro transactions. Mainly mobile games.
Actually there is "recommendations & guidelines" for adult players to play no more than 4 hours continuously . Some company will force-pause your section every 4 hours.
It's because the Chinese version comes with all sorts of region blocks and censorship imposed by the government.
If you're in the US, just import from MX where it's constantly in stock. Avoid the Chinese censored version.
The easiest place to buy it is Mexico... it's in stock 24/7. The Mexican version also matches the US version in terms of features etc.
I'm seeing them for sale, but at a premium... Amazon has them listed for over $600 USD.
Not terrible considering European countries are screwed with prices as well. $499 does not equal 499EUR, and yet, that's the prices they've got. Worse if you look at the UK. 449GBP = 615USD.
They are more expensive in Mexico tho. But I guess it’s better than paying a scalper if you buy from an actual retailer.
Not only is the holiday PR campaign running on N4G, but articles that haven't been approved are on the front page. Been a screwy couple of days in the N4G environment.
I wouldn't mind walking into a UK store and grabbing a PS2 new in box and of course the Switch is going to do well in China it serves two purposes connect to the tv and hand held. Like you said Chinese are pc and mobile gamers so there is your answer why Nintendo is doing well. I would hate to be a gamer in China government telling how much time I have to play a game for my PS5 I lucked out walked into Best Buy and paid $692 Canadian.
Well… StockX is probably the easiest place to buy a Ps5 If you don’t mind feeding the scalpers. Please don’t though.
Becouse no1 have enough social behavior points lol. China is sick place to live.
I live in Shanghai and got my PS5 as soon as it came out. The article definitely illustrated the reasons why they're still around store shelves here though. A combination of gamers here predominantly being mobile/pc gamers, as well as the really high price (particularly when considering the average wage of people here) just keeps people from picking up the console. When I got mine, it was essentially double the cost of the console in store shelves back in the U.S.
Same in Japan. Saw a post from a guy that picked up his PS5 and they had pallets and more pallets of PS5s laying around.
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