The long sleeping dragon, China, has been awake for quite some time already, and this country is already the second largest economy in the world, having knocked Japan off their second placed perch not too long ago (relatively speaking, of course). Having said that, a growing middle class would mean that their purchasing power is good news to manufacturers worldwide. Imagine if you controlled just 10% of the industry in the 1 billion plus population market – that would mean at least 100 million customers! Needless to say, with China having agreed to lift a 13-year old ban on video game consoles in that part of the world, we are excited to see just where the Xbox One vs PS4 game is headed in that part of the world.
According to Luo Juangchun, CEO of Funshion, an online video service whose parent company, BesTV, has already inked a deal to be part of a joint partnership with Microsoft in the Shanghai Free Economic Zone, he shared that folks living in China might be able to pick up the Xbox One some time next year. Of course, this is in line with an earlier story that talked about a possible September 2014 release for the Xbox One in China.