MS trying to sell Xbone in China.

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#1 Edited by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

Now that consoles are legal in China, everybody’s trying to figure out how to get into the market, and it sounds like Microsoft is on the fast track to a China launch. According to a recent BesTV (百视通) earnings call, Microsoft has already set up a joint-venture company in China with BesTV, and will announce the details of the Xbox One’s China launch this month.

The device is expected to launch in China this July, and BesTV is expecting to sell at least 100,000 units.

New CEO

According to BesTV, Microsoft will be appointing the new company’s CEO, so long as it can find someone who meets BesTV’s three conditions: that he or she be able to speak Chinese, understand the Chinese market, and understands Microsoft. The CEO Microsoft picks will also be announced this month.

New games

The joint venture company will also be working on domestically produced game content; both console games and online games. These games will be everything from shooters to exercise games, and will feature different monetization systems like paid downloads or for-purchase in-game equipment.

Lower prices

Perhaps most interestingly, BesTV says that domestic Xbox One games will be cheaper than their overseas counterparts. In fact, company executives said in the conference call that they would cost less than 300 RMB, which means they’ll be under $50 (new games cost around $60 in most countries outside China).

Less censorship?

It also sounds like the game censorship and approval process may be shortened or circumvented somewhat. Since the company will operate in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, the games approval process will fall to a local Shanghai administrative department rather than the national Ministry of Culture. This may mean that Chinese gamers will have access to less-censored foreign games than was previously possible, or at least access to games that are released in China closer to their global release dates, but it also may not make any practical difference whatsoever.

http://www.gamesinasia.com/microsofts-xbox-one-plans-in-china-cheap-games-less-censorship/

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#2 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

This might be the most stupid thread I've seen.

"Company trying to sell console tries to sell console!"

Lelelellele

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#3 Edited by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

You never know, they may actually crack that market.... That being said, how do you compete with free?

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#4 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

You never know, they may actually crack that market.... That being said, how do you compete with free?

Yeah maybe.

Piracy is a HUGE problem in China. Don't know how this will turn out.

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#5 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

This might be the most stupid thread I've seen.

"Company trying to sell console tries to sell console!"

Lelelellele

lol

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#6 Edited by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

This might be the most stupid thread I've seen.

"Company trying to sell console tries to sell console!"

Lelelellele

This is China we're talking about.

And are you still butthurt about the NPD results?

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#7 Posted by freedomfreak (49799 posts) -
@Blabadon said:

This might be the most stupid thread I've seen.

"Company trying to sell console tries to sell console!"

Lelelellele

Seriously.

Good God.

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#8 Posted by blamix (342 posts) -

Chinese people cannot be fooled, they will always look for something cheaper and stronger and good quality. Thats the PS4

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#9 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Old.

Also lol good luck introducing a console with an online paywall for everything into a market dominated by smartphones and F2P MMOs.

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#10 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

@blamix said:

Chinese people cannot be fooled, they will always look for something cheaper and stronger and good quality. Thats the PS4

I didn't think the PS4 was launching in China just yet......

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#11 Posted by Shewgenja (18978 posts) -

If anyone can save the Xbone, it's China.

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#12 Posted by speedfog (4941 posts) -

Trying to sell more systems is bad.

Cows logic.

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#13 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@Suppaman100: What happened in NPD you twat and why should I be butthurt?

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#14 Posted by Heil68 (57709 posts) -

Wonder how they'll like Kinect(lol)?

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#16 Posted by SonySoldier-_- (1186 posts) -

Xbone has a lot of potential saviors..

Cloud, DX12, Secret Sauce, Kinect 2.0, and now China.

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#17 Edited by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@FastRobby: Ahh, I see. Thanks for the catch up.

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#18 Edited by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

Xbox One and PS4 will both flop in China if they try oppening that market. The PC market is SO established there. The average gamer there plays competitive games like CS and espevially DOTA. there's no appeal in playing a AAA game translated from english

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#20 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5004 posts) -

No shit.

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#21 Edited by RossRichard (3598 posts) -

Considering the counterfeiting problem is so bad in China that you don't even know if you are getting real meat at the grocery store, I doubt that MS is going to get the results they want. They may sell consoles, but good luck selling games.

Even if they try to make the games online-only, they will just import games from everywhere else, copy them and play them on a cracked console.

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#22 Edited by Shewgenja (18978 posts) -

Does China even need water coolers?

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#23 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

Does China even need water coolers?

It needs water for a start.

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#24 Posted by 7MDMA (315 posts) -

The Chinese Master Race will reject any overtures from the console peasant overlords.

PC glamers for rife.

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#25 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

@RossRichard said:

Considering the counterfeiting problem is so bad in China that you don't even know if you are getting real meat at the grocery store, I doubt that MS is going to get the results they want. They may sell consoles, but good luck selling games.

Even if they try to make the games online-only, they will just import games from everywhere else, copy them and play them on a cracked console.

This.

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#26 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

I've heard Microsoft is also developing automatic sauce dispensers for the Chinese market.

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#27 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Xbone open source incoming.

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#28 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

what most american multiplayer online chatters dont realise that chinese gamers are 10 times as loud trash when you give them a mic headset

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#29 Edited by PonchoTaco (3182 posts) -

What a bad thread.

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#30 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

@Suppaman100: Old news. i posted this last week. lol!!

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/xbox-one-launching-in-china-in-july-100k-units-31214057/#30

No one knows how China will accept game consoles. Just a lot of guessing in this thread.

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#31 Posted by k--m--k (2528 posts) -

they basically selling a tv box with a lot of features that doesnt work outside of USA

scam

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#32 Posted by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

@Suppaman100:

I doubt they will be able to crack the PS4. I'm thinking by now that Sony has come up with a way to prevent thieves from cracking the console. The Xbone might actually be a little easier to crack. I'm really shocked when I hear how huge the problem is with China. I really don't think they should deal with them at all. I figured by now they would have produced their own Xbone. lol

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#33 Posted by lhughey (4538 posts) -

@RimacBugatti said:

@Suppaman100:

I doubt they will be able to crack the PS4. I'm thinking by now that Sony has come up with a way to prevent thieves from cracking the console. The Xbone might actually be a little easier to crack. I'm really shocked when I hear how huge the problem is with China. I really don't think they should deal with them at all. I figured by now they would have produced their own Xbone. lol

No one has an uncrackable system.

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#34 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

OP is still mad that PC is king every gen according to GS facts

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#35 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

Lemmings do know you can only buy consoles in Shanghai right? You also know China is extremely nationalist and has very different tastes then the west?

Look at Japan they are very pro west and yet xbox hardly sells.

Did you know most Chinese people have less then 10,000 a year to live off of?

It will sell a few thousand units at best.

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#36 Posted by xhawk27 (9998 posts) -

@lhughey said:

@RimacBugatti said:

@Suppaman100:

I doubt they will be able to crack the PS4. I'm thinking by now that Sony has come up with a way to prevent thieves from cracking the console. The Xbone might actually be a little easier to crack. I'm really shocked when I hear how huge the problem is with China. I really don't think they should deal with them at all. I figured by now they would have produced their own Xbone. lol

No one has an uncrackable system.

Xbox One has better security than the PS4. If they can hack into it the PS4 should be no problem.

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#37 Posted by MonsieurX (36752 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@lhughey said:

@RimacBugatti said:

@Suppaman100:

I doubt they will be able to crack the PS4. I'm thinking by now that Sony has come up with a way to prevent thieves from cracking the console. The Xbone might actually be a little easier to crack. I'm really shocked when I hear how huge the problem is with China. I really don't think they should deal with them at all. I figured by now they would have produced their own Xbone. lol

No one has an uncrackable system.

Xbox One has better security than the PS4. If they can hack into it the PS4 should be no problem.

http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-hacked-homebrew/

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#39 Posted by highking_kallor (594 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@Blabadon said:

@Suppaman100: What happened in NPD you twat and why should I be butthurt?

Depends, if your a cow you laugh with the fact that PS4's 7 million is more than the 5mil from Microsoft. If you're a Lem, you laugh with Titanfall being the most sold game in March, more than Infamous. Everyone has something to cry about, whoop-de-doo

You are such a joke. They listed TitanFall sales as Xbone and PC together! How many copies sold on Xbone only? Answer that and you may know what you are on about. I would not be surprised if it was less than Infamous. Oh and what were the release dates again? How much longer was Titanfall out then Infamous? Almost sounds like a flop the more I think about it. Titanfall family sales. Hahaha

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#40 Edited by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@highking_kallor said:

@FastRobby said:

@Blabadon said:

@Suppaman100: What happened in NPD you twat and why should I be butthurt?

Depends, if your a cow you laugh with the fact that PS4's 7 million is more than the 5mil from Microsoft. If you're a Lem, you laugh with Titanfall being the most sold game in March, more than Infamous. Everyone has something to cry about, whoop-de-doo

You are such a joke. They listed TitanFall sales as Xbone and PC together! How many copies sold on Xbone only? Answer that and you may know what you are on about. I would not be surprised if it was less than Infamous. Oh and what were the release dates again? How much longer was Titanfall out then Infamous? Almost sounds like a flop the more I think about it. Titanfall family sales. Hahaha

Does it really matter?

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#42 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8195 posts) -
@osirisx3 said:

Lemmings do know you can only buy consoles in Shanghai right? You also know China is extremely nationalist and has very different tastes then the west?

Look at Japan they are very pro west and yet xbox hardly sells.

Did you know most Chinese people have less then 10,000 a year to live off of?

It will sell a few thousand units at best.

They aren't as nationalistic as you think in terms of buying their own brands. Ex. their taste in cars like Lexus, Audis, etc. during my visit at Beijing.

While a lot of their people are poor, but they also have a population that is more than 4 times the pop of the states. I'm assuming the city people are well off too, I seen less hobos around than back here.

However I think it will still sell a few thousand though, the reason being... \/ look below \/

@blamix said:

Chinese people cannot be fooled, they will always look for something cheaper and stronger and good quality. Thats the PS4

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#43 Edited by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

@FastRobby: just like they knew what they were doing in japan right?

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#45 Edited by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

@FastRobby:

@FastRobby said:

@osirisx3 said:

@FastRobby: just like they knew what they were doing in japan right?

Like Sony who can't sell PS4 in Japan after first week?

relevant to the topic

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#47 Posted by xhawk27 (9998 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

@lhughey said:

@RimacBugatti said:

@Suppaman100:

I doubt they will be able to crack the PS4. I'm thinking by now that Sony has come up with a way to prevent thieves from cracking the console. The Xbone might actually be a little easier to crack. I'm really shocked when I hear how huge the problem is with China. I really don't think they should deal with them at all. I figured by now they would have produced their own Xbone. lol

No one has an uncrackable system.

Xbox One has better security than the PS4. If they can hack into it the PS4 should be no problem.

http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-hacked-homebrew/

That has not been proven yet.

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#48 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

Not only would thse nextgen system no have many of their features for the Chinese models, but like 50% of the game that come out for the system will either be censored or banned in China.

China is not an easy market

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#49 Edited by highking_kallor (594 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@highking_kallor said:

@FastRobby said:

@Blabadon said:

@Suppaman100: What happened in NPD you twat and why should I be butthurt?

Depends, if your a cow you laugh with the fact that PS4's 7 million is more than the 5mil from Microsoft. If you're a Lem, you laugh with Titanfall being the most sold game in March, more than Infamous. Everyone has something to cry about, whoop-de-doo

You are such a joke. They listed TitanFall sales as Xbone and PC together! How many copies sold on Xbone only? Answer that and you may know what you are on about. I would not be surprised if it was less than Infamous. Oh and what were the release dates again? How much longer was Titanfall out then Infamous? Almost sounds like a flop the more I think about it. Titanfall family sales. Hahaha

I thought they said PC was only 100k, so Titanfall on Xbox One still outsold Infamous by a lot. Titanfall was 1-2 weeks out before, but have you seen the sales in US alone? So you are the joke here:

Titanfall:

15th / March 2014 1 /902,010 /N/A /902,010

22nd / March 2014 2 /208,439 /-76.9% /1,110,449

29th / March 2014 3 /143,232 /-31.3% /1,253,681

05th / April 2014 4 /95,865 /-33.1% /1,349,546

12th / April 2014 5 /81,375 /-15.1% /1,430,921

InFamous:

22nd / March 2014 1 /370,397 /N/A /370,397

29th / March 2014 2 /109,584 /-70.4% /479,981

05th / April 2014 3 /51,136 /-53.3% /531,117

12th / April 2014 4 /32,567 /-36.3% /563,684

World is bigger than US chump. Maybe you should get out a bit. Oh and what you thought and reality are two different things. If you really are 24 you should get back to school.

Oh and your numbers mean nothing as they are over 2 systems not one.Your such an idiot.

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#50 Posted by highking_kallor (594 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@highking_kallor said:

@FastRobby said:

@Blabadon said:

@Suppaman100: What happened in NPD you twat and why should I be butthurt?

Depends, if your a cow you laugh with the fact that PS4's 7 million is more than the 5mil from Microsoft. If you're a Lem, you laugh with Titanfall being the most sold game in March, more than Infamous. Everyone has something to cry about, whoop-de-doo

You are such a joke. They listed TitanFall sales as Xbone and PC together! How many copies sold on Xbone only? Answer that and you may know what you are on about. I would not be surprised if it was less than Infamous. Oh and what were the release dates again? How much longer was Titanfall out then Infamous? Almost sounds like a flop the more I think about it. Titanfall family sales. Hahaha

Does it really matter?

I would say it matters greatly to MS wouldnt you?