Report: Microsoft Entering Chinese Market Through Partnership

#1Dev445Posted 9/23/2013 4:59:13 PM
by Mike Futter

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 and BesTV. The latter is a major media company that sells and distributes televisions and entertainment offerings.

The result is a new company that sees BesTv in control with a slight majority share of 51 percent. The organization will be established in the Shanghai free trade zone.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/09/23/report-microsoft-entering-chinese-market-through-partnership.aspx
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#2Decimator11Posted 9/23/2013 5:10:53 PM
So, what, are they going to make a different version of the Xbox One for China? Because that's what Game Informer seems to be implying in the "Our Take" section.
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#3devlkorePosted 9/23/2013 7:05:00 PM
The only way this will be a success is if the Xbone gets hacked and people can buy games for 3 kuai like they do with 360s now.

Microsoft needs to partner with hackers and sell the system at a profit for this to work.
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#4SilentS89Posted 9/23/2013 7:06:15 PM
Decimator11 posted...
So, what, are they going to make a different version of the Xbox One for China? Because that's what Game Informer seems to be implying in the "Our Take" section.


PRISM protocols reactivated?
#5True_FoeHammerPosted 9/23/2013 7:52:42 PM
Decimator11 posted...
So, what, are they going to make a different version of the Xbox One for China? Because that's what Game Informer seems to be implying in the "Our Take" section.


Microsoft isn't going to make a different version, they just won't issue the day 1 firmware update.
#6RayconPosted 9/23/2013 8:02:13 PM
True_FoeHammer posted...
Decimator11 posted...
So, what, are they going to make a different version of the Xbox One for China? Because that's what Game Informer seems to be implying in the "Our Take" section.


Microsoft isn't going to make a different version, they just won't issue the day 1 firmware update.


Wait... so they'll have the DRM enabled version?
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