MSoft Gets Jump On Sony Sept 23rd Launch

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#1 Edited by kuu2 (7367 posts) -

All Your Bases Belong To Us

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/30/uk-microsoft-china-xbox-idUKKBN0FZ0UR20140730

It’s game on in China, as Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Xbox One becomes the first entertainment console to hit the market after the end of a 13-year ban.

Microsoft today began taking orders for its new game console from online retailer JD.com Inc. (JD) via Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s (700) mobile-messaging applications. The pair of Chinese Internet companies hold exclusive rights to pre-sell the locally made Xbox One until July 30, JD.com said in a news release. The console is slated to ship nationwide in September.

Microsoft was the industry’s first big player to start production in the country after the Chinese government last year allowed console sales in the new Shanghai free-trade zone and opened up an estimated $10 billion market. The first Xbox didn’t even exist in 2000, when the Communist Party banned game systems over concern they would be bad for kids. It was released a year later.

“The potential market for Xbox in China is huge, there’s a lot of prospects for growth,” said Bill Fan, a Hong Kong-based analyst at China Securities Co. “Tencent could cooperate with Microsoft on games in the future, and Xbox can utilize Tencent and JD.com’s distribution channels to generate more sales.”

MSoft starts the comeback to hold court in generation 8.

Game On!

#2 Posted by getyeryayasout (7599 posts) -

Love him or loathe him, (I thought this one was pretty funny):

#3 Edited by SecretPolice (22242 posts) -

Sony & Nintendo are doomed, doomed I tellzz ya. :P

#4 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25759 posts) -

http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/gif-jetpack-asians-poor-388244.gif

China remains on the chalkboard. Sony is going down.

#5 Posted by kuu2 (7367 posts) -

With a possible $10 billion market and no incumbent it is anyone's guess where this new market will go.

#6 Posted by hoosier7 (3843 posts) -

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

#7 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5065 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

With a possible $10 billion market and no incumbent it is anyone's guess where this new market will go.

i know 1 man who knows what will happen. he loves china and he loves xbox. take the floor @blackace

#8 Posted by Heil68 (45145 posts) -

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

and thus SDC, thank you SONY.

By gamers FOR gamers, the SONY way.

#9 Posted by kuu2 (7367 posts) -

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

#10 Edited by clr84651 (5486 posts) -
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

#11 Edited by WallofTruth (1746 posts) -

I don't think the Chinese want to play Xbox though. The PlayStation 4 seems to be more appropriate for them, online polls also show that.

But good for MS though.

#12 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

Lol at any console in the chinese market, piracy runs pretty goddamn rampant over there.

And how is the console going to sell if most games will be banned from the country?

#13 Edited by kuu2 (7367 posts) -

@clr84651 said:
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every online poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

Fixed.

#14 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (5107 posts) -

And yet most consumer interest is in the PS4.

Another flop of a topic, kuu2, you should be proud of yourself.

#15 Posted by kuu2 (7367 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

Lol at any console in the chinese market, piracy runs pretty goddamn rampant over there.

And how is the console going to sell if most games will be banned from the country?

There has not been an alternative to consoles piracy in more than a decade. Every market has piracy and China will be no different. It will be interesting to see how much of each console will sell. The partnerships that MSoft has cultivated will help it for sure.

#16 Edited by hoosier7 (3843 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

No it's not you've misread, it's from a Chinese internet company called Netease.

#17 Edited by Dire_Weasel (16000 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

With a possible $10 billion market and no incumbent it is anyone's guess where this new market will go.

Heh, no. Anyone can see that China won't be interested in an overpriced console with extensive DRM and an always-online focus.

#18 Edited by ni6htmare01 (976 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

You sounded like you know Chinese and China very well. Have you been there or live there? I lived in China for a good few years due to business related. I can tell you most of them play PC or imported PS2 or PS3 from other places such as Hong Kong but not many interested in MS consoles. Also Sony already translate a lot of games to Chinese for PS3, PSP and Vita in Sony Aisa, so I do not see any advantage MS going to have in China.

#19 Posted by handssss (1837 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@clr84651 said:
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every online poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

Fixed.

because every online poll lies, right? I guess the ps4 didn't curb stomp the xbone worldwide like pre-release interest polls for all these other countries stated.

#21 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Lol at any console in the chinese market, piracy runs pretty goddamn rampant over there.

And how is the console going to sell if most games will be banned from the country?

There has not been an alternative to consoles piracy in more than a decade. Every market has piracy and China will be no different. It will be interesting to see how much of each console will sell. The partnerships that MSoft has cultivated will help it for sure.

No there hasn't, but unlike most places it's widely just not really monitored there like it is anywhere else.

#22 Edited by handssss (1837 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@handssss said:

@kuu2 said:

@clr84651 said:
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every online poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

Fixed.

because every online poll lies, right? I guess the ps4 didn't curb stomp the xbone worldwide like pre-release interest polls for all these other countries stated.

Not as hard as the polls would indicate... Polls would indicate that PS4 would outsell the Xbox One 4 or 3 to 1. At this moment it isn't even 2 to 1...

that's likely because most of the extra countries ps4 released in that xbox did not or released a bit later in barely make a difference in overall numbers. There's a few big territories and of course the U.S. is the biggest. ps4 managed to somehow overtake the xbox here which was kind of surprising, especially factoring in all the america-centric advertising MS did such as free games bundled in from the getgo to rapid pricedrops, NFL deals and other cable tv shit.

#24 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

Now the new excuse is that...

"China will save teh Xbone!!!11"

LOL, lems are so desperate for sales. This is gonna be Japan Pt. 2. Face it kuu2, nobody wants the FlopBox One.

#25 Posted by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

Meanwhile...

Chinese government raids Microsoft offices in China

#26 Posted by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

@edwardecl said:

Meanwhile...

Chinese government raids Microsoft offices in China

lol TLHBO.

/thread

#27 Posted by Shewgenja (9617 posts) -

With all those units they dumped on the market, this comes as no surprise.

#28 Posted by scottpsfan14 (5577 posts) -
@I_can_haz said:

Now the new excuse is that...

"China will save teh Xbone!!!11"

LOL, lems are so desperate for sales. This is gonna be Japan Pt. 2. Face it kuu2, nobody wants the FlopBox One.

#29 Posted by Alcapello (953 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@handssss said:

@kuu2 said:

@clr84651 said:
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every online poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

Fixed.

because every online poll lies, right? I guess the ps4 didn't curb stomp the xbone worldwide like pre-release interest polls for all these other countries stated.

Not as hard as the polls would indicate... Polls would indicate that PS4 would outsell the Xbox One 4 or 3 to 1. At this moment it isn't even 2 to 1...

Sony set this trend during the PS2 era, getting everybody to flop into the console, and then booming with games later.....then again PS3, and now again PS4. It is a very high precision tactics brought about through dragons of ancient Mesopotamia with attributes of patience and faith. The result? Instilling discipline and keep users from turning themself into the victim.

#30 Edited by Gue1 (10192 posts) -

chinese nerds worship the japanese otaku culture. This will be just another failed battle for the xbone.

#31 Posted by ni6htmare01 (976 posts) -
@Gue1 said:

chinese nerds worship the japanese otaku culture. This will be just another failed battle for the xbone.

pretty much that. As much as they hated Japan, they love Japanese stuff love Sony TV, Naruto, One Piece, Gundam, Monster Hunter and such. The only American company that they truly love is Apple because of Iphone and Ipad as they become part of the fashion.

#32 Edited by Suppaman100 (3937 posts) -

LOL PS4 wins with 50%+ in China poll!

#33 Posted by Shewgenja (9617 posts) -
@edwardecl said:

Meanwhile...

Chinese government raids Microsoft offices in China

Wow, good luck selling a console in China where even the government bans your software from official use due to allegations of spy networking.

Oh, I see this going real well.

#34 Posted by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

Well to be fair ~50% of the chinese people

@Suppaman100 said:

LOL PS4 wins with 50%+ in China poll!

6665 voters3819.045 voters for PS4 (3819)
733.15 voters for Xbox One (733)
2112.805 for neither (2113)

I assume these are the original figures after rounding.

PS4 = 57.2993248312078%
Xbox One = 10.99774943735934%
Other = 31.70292573143286%
To be exact.

#35 Posted by aroxx_ab (10051 posts) -

@edwardecl said:

Meanwhile...

Chinese government raids Microsoft offices in China

Hahaha

#36 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

So what games on Xbox One can you Gold farm?

#37 Edited by ni6htmare01 (976 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

So what games on Xbox One can you Gold farm?

lol nothing yet unless somehow they are getting FF14

#38 Posted by cainetao11 (17707 posts) -

Yeah but who knows what this will amount to. Its so unknown that I dont, as an investor think about the possibilities of it.

#39 Posted by magicalclick (22804 posts) -

MS is humble enough to officially sell console in China. I don't think it will sell much because there isn't enough Asian games, but, at least MS is more humble to take Chinese market seriously.

#40 Posted by Shewgenja (9617 posts) -

@magicalclick said:

MS is humble enough to officially sell console in China. I don't think it will sell much because there isn't enough Asian games, but, at least MS is more humble to take Chinese market seriously.

What the actual crap do you even mean by that? Sony will be launching PS4 officially there, as well. Nintendo has been selling consoles there under the iQue brand for some time.

Anyways, in all honestly, I see this backfiring hardcore. If XBone is seen as languishing in a brand new market, it really will be the laughing stock of the world.

#41 Edited by jsolidus (165 posts) -

@edwardecl said:

Meanwhile...

Chinese government raids Microsoft offices in China

you would think M$ would of learned its lesson by now with the spying crap and the backlash on the x1. They never learn.

#42 Posted by KungfuKitten (21130 posts) -

Well... with record spending for like a decade now in cyber warfare, China is probably the number one expert when it comes to cyber spying.

#43 Edited by Alucard_Prime (3033 posts) -

Good luck! A lot of eyes on this , who knows how it will go.

#44 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

Good for them. Now if they could only beat their knockoff Xbox One competitors as well in China.

#45 Posted by LadyBlue (3929 posts) -

I could never find a copy of sales. Maybe I'll try ebay, or some obscure site that sells hard to find games.

#46 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7417 posts) -

If i was Chinese living in the heart of the Long Dong Province, I would be lining up now for one of these bad ass mofo Xbox ONEs. Operation Poon Tang is underway!

#47 Posted by clr84651 (5486 posts) -

@alcapello said:

@FastRobby said:

@handssss said:

@kuu2 said:

@clr84651 said:
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every online poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

Fixed.

because every online poll lies, right? I guess the ps4 didn't curb stomp the xbone worldwide like pre-release interest polls for all these other countries stated.

Not as hard as the polls would indicate... Polls would indicate that PS4 would outsell the Xbox One 4 or 3 to 1. At this moment it isn't even 2 to 1...

Sony set this trend during the PS2 era, getting everybody to flop into the console, and then booming with games later.....then again PS3, and now again PS4. It is a very high precision tactics brought about through dragons of ancient Mesopotamia with attributes of patience and faith. The result? Instilling discipline and keep users from turning themself into the victim.

Many people that take those polls haven't bought their PS4 yet while others can say that but not buy it. The fact is the PS4 is preferred by more people than the X1.

#48 Edited by clr84651 (5486 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@handssss said:

@kuu2 said:

@clr84651 said:
@kuu2 said:

@hoosier7 said:

Shame even in China no one wants one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Chinese-Gaming-Poll-Shows-PS4-With-57-Vote-Xbox-One-With-11-66406.html

LOL at online polls!

Also that is an Asian poll not a Chinese one.

Every online poll I've seen the PS4 wins.

Fixed.

because every online poll lies, right? I guess the ps4 didn't curb stomp the xbone worldwide like pre-release interest polls for all these other countries stated.

Not as hard as the polls would indicate... Polls would indicate that PS4 would outsell the Xbox One 4 or 3 to 1. At this moment it isn't even 2 to 1...

That's true. The fact remains that more people prefer the PS4. The sales indicate this as well as the polls.

#49 Posted by jsmoke03 (12923 posts) -

it might not matter but who knows.

#50 Posted by hiphops_savior (7941 posts) -

@Shewgenja: You mean this?