View Full Version : People in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox One

09-30-2014, 02:41 AM
Certainly way more impressive than the Japanese launch. :lol:


I'll be the first to admit it: I didn't expect it to happen. But now, Microsoft has proven me wrong. The Xbox One is China's first official video game console in 14 years and, as of today, it is officially on sale.

Originally slated for release last Tuesday, the console was delayed for six days. There was a launch party set up, but due to poor weather, the party was canceled. Microsoft also provided statements, saying that haven't been any new celebrations planned for the console's launch.

Despite the lack of official plans, the Xbox One's launch wasn't without fanfare. One of Microsoft's retail partners organised a midnight launch for eight of its retail outlets across China. Sure, it's not like a midnight release at a GameStop, but Sunning electronics had a store in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Wuhan, and Chongqing open at midnight. That's pretty much the major Chinese cities.

Unfortunately, it appears most of photos of the launch were photos of the Beijing and Shanghai locations. Some of the photos were taken this morning, and not at the Midnight launch event. In Beijing, one of the Xbox launch partners even enlisted the help of Chinese professional gamer Cao Mei.


Joe Redifer
09-30-2014, 04:33 PM
There are a couple of explanations for this:

-They're used to being oppressed.

-They're used to shitty quality thanks to all of the bogus knockoffs the country is known for.

They are gonna hack the shit out of this. Get ready for lots of new buggy exploits to enable you to play pirated games!

10-01-2014, 10:03 PM
I think they are just more excited about being allowed to OWN it. They've been making the Xbox brand for years but now they can actually buy it. :8):