Neoseeker : News : China explores lifting 13-year-old ban on console gaming
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BlackScythe Jul 10, 13
Why are they so hesitant on console games while PC pretty much gets a free card?

Also, I thought it was supposed to be illegal to give computer hardware and operating systems to enemy countries?
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THM Jul 10, 13
Ban...I'm sure Gaming Consoles are made in China, How could they ban the products which are made in China? Doesn't make sense? Fake?
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Rayce Jul 10, 13
Wow, this would be quite a twist if Microsoft decides to export to China. I'd imagine with the sheer population it'd make a hefty profit, but I'd be more interested in seeing Xbox, in particular Xbox One, operating in China. Would be quite a milestone.
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Duncan Idaho Jul 10, 13
quote BlackScythe
Why are they so hesitant on console games while PC pretty much gets a free card?

Also, I thought it was supposed to be illegal to give computer hardware and operating systems to enemy countries?
because the chinese are paranoid, their political history has been less than stellar starting with the last emperor of China followed by Mao and the red Revolution, china as far as i understand is deadly afraid of a new red revolution and of a new Mao, remember that China lost a good deal of their culture about 5000 years worth of culture in less than a decade i think so yeah paranoid.
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DedValve Jul 11, 13
Would be interesting to see how the Chinese would react to the Xbox One given it's super camera.

But this assumes that there is a market for next gen in China, wouldn't current gen be more profitable and affordable to the Chinese? I'm ignorant on how much the average Chinese man makes but I heard that it isn't that much so *shrugs*

All in all I can definately see Nintendo making a huge effort there. If they can get the Wii or WiiU off the ground there and capture that market then China might singlehandedly save their console (or handheld, who knows what type market China is).
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Duncan Idaho Jul 11, 13
quote DedValve
Would be interesting to see how the Chinese would react to the Xbox One given it's super camera.

But this assumes that there is a market for next gen in China, wouldn't current gen be more profitable and affordable to the Chinese? I'm ignorant on how much the average Chinese man makes but I heard that it isn't that much so *shrugs*

All in all I can definately see Nintendo making a huge effort there. If they can get the Wii or WiiU off the ground there and capture that market then China might singlehandedly save their console (or handheld, who knows what type market China is).
Nintedo's VC/E-shop is gonna be popular there, china is in love with 16 and 32 bit games, 99% of their bootleg consoles are designed to use the SNES and NES, that and MMROPG's so DQ X could make a huge profit there.
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DedValve Jul 11, 13
quote Duncan Idaho
quote DedValve
Would be interesting to see how the Chinese would react to the Xbox One given it's super camera.

But this assumes that there is a market for next gen in China, wouldn't current gen be more profitable and affordable to the Chinese? I'm ignorant on how much the average Chinese man makes but I heard that it isn't that much so *shrugs*

All in all I can definately see Nintendo making a huge effort there. If they can get the Wii or WiiU off the ground there and capture that market then China might singlehandedly save their console (or handheld, who knows what type market China is).
Nintedo's VC/E-shop is gonna be popular there, china is in love with 16 and 32 bit games, 99% of their bootleg consoles are designed to use the SNES and NES, that and MMROPG's so DQ X could make a huge profit there.
MMO's and F2P games are going to be massive in China. It looks like Sony is in prime position since both PS3 and PS4 have a host of those type of games plus with their focus on indies, there will be plenty of 8-32 bit games for them.

I really am excited to see how the big 3 will react and which one will essentially come out on top.
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Drogo Baggins Jul 11, 13
quote Duncan Idaho
china is in love with 16 and 32 bit games, 99% of their bootleg consoles are designed to use the SNES and NES...
Though I wonder if that's only true because it's simply more practical.

I've no idea, and I'm not disagreeing with anything you said. Just spitballin' here.
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I0Lei Jul 11, 13
Nice... My cousin gave my niece in china a Wii from america.... .... oh crap that's region locked.
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SpartanNinja Jul 12, 13
"console titles would still have to be vetted by China's Ministry of Culture "and other relevant government bodies" to ensure they are safe to sell to the masses in the mainland."

This is hilarious considering that most of China's own products are rediculously unsafe and many solid items they sell have a penchant for EXPLODING...
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Saevus Jul 14, 13
quote BlackScythe
Also, I thought it was supposed to be illegal to give computer hardware and operating systems to enemy countries?
please reassure the forum that you're just joking.
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