Today is a historic day for both Microsoft and China as after nearly about 14 years we are seeing a gaming console to be sold in China legally. This means if you’re a crazy gaming guy (or girl, I want to include all people) and if you happen to be Chinese, this day has to be the best one this year. However there are two sides of the story though.
The Xbox that’s being sold in China are a bit too costly if you ask me or any analyst in the world. It’s as if the Chinese government is actually still skeptical about gaming consoles being introduced to their country (which is why on one hand they allow it to be imported and on the other, they paste a heavy weight price tag to it).
And another thing that I never understood is, why Microsoft would sell these products with English being the primary language, in a country where English is spoken by less than 1 percent of the total Chinese population. This actually makes no sense to me if you ask.
To give you an idea of how inflated the prices actually are, the Xbox has a price tag of 3,699 yuan, or about $600 without Kinect. The Kinect-less version of the system in the U.S. goes for $399, same as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The Chinese are paying 50% more, in other words.
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