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  • Blog Post: Sony To Begin Selling PlayStation 4 And PS Vita In China

    Following Microsoft's lead , Sony will be selling its PlayStation 4 and Vita systems in the world's most populous country. The reports that indicated Sony was going to begin selling PlayStation products in China are true. The systems will go on sale in China, which has only recently lifted its... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Sony Clarifies Report Of PlayStation 4 Sales In China

    Update: Sony has responded to our request for comment regarding the sale of PlayStation 4 consoles in China. Details are not quite as firm as the filing with the Chinese Pilot Free Trade Zone would seem. "Though it is true the filling was made and approved, some parts of the document such as the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Sells 100,000 Chinese Xbox One Units In First Day

    Microsoft seems off to a strong start in the Chinese market. The company’s partnership with BesTV has reportedly yielded early success. According to Chinese news site 17173 (and translated by Kotaku), Shanghai Media Group (BesTV’s parent company) has revealed that more than 100,000 units... More
  • Blog Post: After Brief Delay, Xbox One To Arrive In China September 29

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a late-stage delay of the Xbox One in China . The device was set to hit store shelves today , but Microsoft said that it needed “a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible" for Chinese consumers. A bit more time amounts to just six days... More
  • Blog Post: China Xbox One Launch Delayed

    The launch of the Xbox One was supposed to happen on September 23 , but Microsoft needs a little more time. A representative from Microsft offered the following statement about the delay: Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Arrives In China On September 23

    Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will launch in China on September 23. The company is preparing to roll out the console in 26 additional territories that month , including Japan, Israel, Korea, and parts of the Middle East and Europe. The console, which will be released in partnership with BesTV... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Online Faces The Challenge Of Appealing And Adapting To Chinese Gamers

    At E3, we had the chance to get a look at a game we’ll likely never play. Call of Duty is about to enter its third beta in China, and Activision gave us a lesson in the challenges of bringing its flagship franchise to a new market in a brand new format. Activision is teaming up with Tencent, which... More
  • Blog Post: China Temporarily Lifts Ban On Foreign Video Game Consoles

    A 14-year ban on the production and sale of foreign video game consoles in China has temporarily been lifted. This means than Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are now able to sell its consoles in China, but only with government approval. Video game consoles were banned in the country in 2000, citing the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Entering Chinese Market Through Partnership

    Early this year, reports started surfacing that China was set to lift a 13-year ban on the sale of video game consoles. That has happened, and Microsoft is reported set to capitalize. A report from Xinhua News (by way of Polygon ) reveals a partnership worth approximately $237 million between Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Dynasty Warriors 8 Xbox 360 Patch On The Way

    The Xbox 360 version of Dynasty Warriors 8 has some slowdown issues, but Tecmo Koei is working on a patch to make the game run smoother. Tecmo Koei released this statement in regard to the upcoming patch: We have received your feedback regarding the slowdown issues for Dynasty Warriors 8 (Xbox 360 version... More
  • Blog Post: Officials Reconsidering China's Console Ban

    Chinese officials are reportedly in the process of reconsidering the country's ban on game consoles, a move which could end a 12-year prohibition. Bloomberg news , citing the state-run China Daily , says members of China's Ministry of Culture are in talks with other political bureaus. The ban... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Fan Art Makes Me Hope The Next Entry Goes To China

    DeviantArt user ChaoyuanXu has posted an impressive collection of Assassin's Creed art pieces that imagine the series taking place in China. They have actually been online for about a month, so by Internet standards they are actually a bit old, but they are definitely worth sharing if you haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Week in Review: 7/6/12

    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. But if you do, you can always read this Week in Review column and catch up on all the big video game news you slept on. Sony Surprises Sony dominated the industry news this week. The most notable announcement... More
  • Blog Post: Report: North Korea's Kim Jong-il Is Running MMO Gold Farming Racket

    In one of the week's oddest stories, the New York Times reports that North Korea, led by notorious despot Kim Jong-il, is using a team of hackers to infiltrate popular South Korean MMORPGs and farm in-game points. Apparently, specially trained North Korean hackers, working in concert with South Korean... More
  • Blog Post: Chinese Prison Population Forced To Gold Farm In MMOs

    Prison guards in China have found a way to profit off their inmates – by forcing them to farm gold in MMOs in exchange for real-world currency. While they're busy doing manual labor during the day, these prisoners are forced to earn virtual cash by night. A 54 year-old man referred to as Liu... More
  • Blog Post: Micro-Transaction-based Call of Duty Game for China: Is This It?

    Last week there was talk of a big COD announcement , and today Activision released an earnings statement that contained a new Call of Duty. Only this isn't the COD you were expecting. The release talks about some of the big things the publisher/developer has in store for everyone, and apart from... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Call Of Duty Game Coming To China

    Activision announced today the development of a microtransaction-based Call of Duty game for the Chinese market. We don't know anything about the game beyond that, but we have to assume that it falls under the new digital initiative with Beachhead Studios . A strong Call of Duty presence in China... More
  • Blog Post: Beijing Dev Working On Ebox To Rival Microsoft's Kinect

    Lenovo, a China-based PC maker, is looking to jump into the motion control market with a device of its own. Lenovo Group, Legend Holdings, and Legend Capital invested in a new company, Beijing eedoo Technology Ltd to rival the big three: Microsoft, Nintendo, and PlayStation. How does the company plan... More
  • Blog Post: Plotting The Xbox 360 Invasion Of China

    Perhaps the only thing worse than not being able to sell your console in China due to a government edict that video games can rot your brain is the fact that people are buying it anyway on the black market – and you aren't seeing the profit. Microsoft is trying to change this by working with... More
  • Blog Post: China Warns Online Game Companies To Clean Up Their Act

    China’s Ministry of Culture put out a statement yesterday announcing China’s intent to tighten restrictions on potentially offensive content in online games. The pressure is being placed on the game operators, such as NetEase.com (which operates World of Warcraft in China) and Tencent Holdings... More
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