hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Chinese TV maker working on Xbox-like videogame console

5:00 PM on 01.28.2014 // Steven Hansen
  @dtoidsteven

Coming later this year thanks to the ban lift

At the start of this year, China lifted its ban on videogame consoles, allowing them to be sold on the mainland with government approval and provided they're made in Shanghai.

Those restrictions could slow Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft from capitalizing on this new market, but internal manufacturers have a leg up. China Daily reports Chinese television maker TCL Corp is making its own videogame console meant to be similar to Microsoft's Xbox.

Hopefully not the original Xbox.

It will be interesting to see if these dedicated home consoles can pick up steam in the country after the thirteen year band, given that both PC gaming and mobile, smart phone gaming have become so huge in the country. Is there room for consoles to come fresh on the scene and be successful, rather than ride along as the go-to cultural association for games? 

Chinese TV maker to release first video game console [China Daily]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Steven Hansen, Features Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure dtoidsteven Tips
Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. ('^ω^) more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -