Report: Microsoft Entering Chinese Market Through Partnership

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User Info: Dev445

Dev445
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Decimator11

Decimator11
3 years ago#2
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.
http://i.imgur.com/qwW6T.jpg

User Info: devlkore

devlkore
3 years ago#3
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.
I just made a fact.

User Info: SilentS89

SilentS89
3 years ago#4
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?

User Info: True_FoeHammer

True_FoeHammer
3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: Raycon

Raycon
3 years ago#6
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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