Microsoft Is Unleashing The Red Dragon, XBROS! XBOX ONE Will Cost $800 In China!

#1SolnotPosted 6/30/2014 6:51:08 PM(edited)
http://kotaku.com/chinese-press-claim-xbox-one-will-cost-800-in-china-1597874274

The XBOX ONE is coming to China! In September to be exact. The biggest question now is how much the XBOX ONE will cost once it launches in the Middle Kingdom, and Chinese media is suggesting that the price will be... EXTREME, XBROS!

Chinese online electronics site Zol.com posted a photo detailing the price of the XBOX ONE in China. Zol.com, citing Microsoft's XBOX China homepage, Zol is claiming the XBOX will cost 4999 RMB when it launches in September. 4999 RMB is about $800! Woah!

When the XBOX launched in the States last November, the total packaged cost $499.99—that's the console and Kinect. In Japan, the system will cost about $490 when it releases in Japan later this year. If Zol's to be believed, that would mean that China's version of the XBOX will cost $300 more than everywhere else! Dude!

Zol and the rest of Chinese media are citing one webpage, a webpage that Kotaku's been unable to access, as the source of the 4999 RMB price point. Looking at the screen capture, the 4999 RMB price tag might just be the "expected value" of the system and not the price. Think about the price situation of the Moto 360.

Now, China and Chinese consumers aren't new to getting shafted with higher costs for products. In China, Apple's 64GB iPhone 5S costs $1109, compared to $829 in the States.

It's funny to think about it, but most electronics are made in China, yet the cost is almost 27% higher than elsewhere. The reason for the higher prices is because China has something called a value-added tax, commonly known as a VAT tax. The VAT is a form of sales tax, but it's not. The cost of the VAT is added directly to the cost of the product, think sales tax included but much more. The Chinese government has set the VAT for goods in China at 17%.
#2DarthUchiha91Posted 6/30/2014 6:52:11 PM
....and he's back :)
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#3PlzstopflamingPosted 6/30/2014 6:52:47 PM
So the article clearly states why it's priced that way and provides examples of other companies doing the same... yet you are trying to expose mircosoft?
#4Sith JediPosted 6/30/2014 6:54:32 PM
Plzstopflaming posted...
So the article clearly states why it's priced that way and provides examples of other companies doing the same... yet you are trying to expose mircosoft?


Trolling this board is his life, leave him be.
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#5teeebzPosted 6/30/2014 6:56:44 PM
Solnot posted...
http://kotaku.com/chinese-press-claim-xbox-one-will-cost-800-in-china-1597874274

The XBOX ONE is coming to China! In September to be exact. The biggest question now is how much the XBOX ONE will cost once it launches in the Middle Kingdom, and Chinese media is suggesting that the price will be... EXTREME, XBROS!

Chinese online electronics site Zol.com posted a photo detailing the price of the XBOX ONE in China. Zol.com, citing Microsoft's XBOX China homepage, Zol is claiming the XBOX will cost 4999 RMB when it launches in September. 4999 RMB is about $800! Woah!

When the XBOX launched in the States last November, the total packaged cost $499.99—that's the console and Kinect. In Japan, the system will cost about $490 when it releases in Japan later this year. If Zol's to be believed, that would mean that China's version of the XBOX will cost $300 more than everywhere else! Dude!

Zol and the rest of Chinese media are citing one webpage, a webpage that Kotaku's been unable to access, as the source of the 4999 RMB price point. Looking at the screen capture, the 4999 RMB price tag might just be the "expected value" of the system and not the price. Think about the price situation of the Moto 360.

Now, China and Chinese consumers aren't new to getting shafted with higher costs for products. In China, Apple's 64GB iPhone 5S costs $1109, compared to $829 in the States.

It's funny to think about it, but most electronics are made in China, yet the cost is almost 27% higher than elsewhere. The reason for the higher prices is because China has something called a value-added tax, commonly known as a VAT tax. The VAT is a form of sales tax, but it's not. The cost of the VAT is added directly to the cost of the product, think sales tax included but much more. The Chinese government has set the VAT for goods in China at 17%.


The site itself says they are quoting from an online we page that they can't even access.

You also quotes the article but added "xbros" after the word extreme...

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#6lilj812Posted 6/30/2014 7:03:05 PM
Sith Jedi posted...
Plzstopflaming posted...
So the article clearly states why it's priced that way and provides examples of other companies doing the same... yet you are trying to expose mircosoft?


Trolling this board is his life, leave him be.


To suggest that someone's life is dedicated to trolling this board when gas 11 active posts makes you look less than intelligent.. especially when you consider you have more than 3 times that in active posts.

If his life is dedicated to this board, then you must have been born here or something.
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#7Combo626Posted 6/30/2014 7:05:35 PM
I thought I blocked Solnot. Is this something that should be done?
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#8PlzstopflamingPosted 6/30/2014 7:12:58 PM
lilj812 posted...
Sith Jedi posted...
Plzstopflaming posted...
So the article clearly states why it's priced that way and provides examples of other companies doing the same... yet you are trying to expose mircosoft?


Trolling this board is his life, leave him be.


To suggest that someone's life is dedicated to trolling this board when gas 11 active posts makes you look less than intelligent.. especially when you consider you have more than 3 times that in active posts.

If his life is dedicated to this board, then you must have been born here or something.


I know you hate xbox and bash it a lot, but use your head here I know you have one. This user has been suspended numerous times for this, that is why is active posts are so low, and Google his name with gamefaqs attached. He praises Sony with articles and bashes xbox with articles for months. Someone's active post count doesn't need to prove that
#9Sith JediPosted 6/30/2014 7:22:13 PM
Plzstopflaming posted...
lilj812 posted...
Sith Jedi posted...
Plzstopflaming posted...
So the article clearly states why it's priced that way and provides examples of other companies doing the same... yet you are trying to expose mircosoft?


Trolling this board is his life, leave him be.


To suggest that someone's life is dedicated to trolling this board when gas 11 active posts makes you look less than intelligent.. especially when you consider you have more than 3 times that in active posts.

If his life is dedicated to this board, then you must have been born here or something.


I know you hate xbox and bash it a lot, but use your head here I know you have one. This user has been suspended numerous times for this, that is why is active posts are so low, and Google his name with gamefaqs attached. He praises Sony with articles and bashes xbox with articles for months. Someone's active post count doesn't need to prove that


Can't respond to lilj directly since I blocked him but...like Plzstopflaming said, of course he has a low post count, he does nothing but trolls and gets modded. And you're even worse, which is why you're blocked. I've never seen a non-troll post from you and they're all almost the same subject matter.
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#10copycat2008Posted 6/30/2014 7:25:52 PM
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