It seems that gaming consoles are banned in China. While they can still be bought, they are usually found in the gray market as opposed to official channels. This is why this particular announcement is a bit odd as Beijing’s Eedoo Technology has announced that the company’s gaming console, the CT510, will be launching in China come April 29th for 3,799 Yuan (~$600).
The console will come with several games preinstalled, such as a kung-fu game, a dancing game and an exercise game. Much like Microsoft’s Kinect, the CT510 is also expected to feature control-free motion controls. Apparently the CT510 was scheduled for a launch back in 2011 and according to Eedoo’s head, Jack Luo, the reason behind the delay was because they wanted to spend more time improving the product and provide a better use experience.
Like we said earlier, given how China has had a ban in effect pertaining to video game consoles, we have to wonder how Eedoo plans to launch their product, and if this launch will set a precedent for other console manufacturers such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to make their official entry into China’s console market.
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- Seen at: kotaku