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China To Get First Gaming Console This Year

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Posted October 18, 2011 - By Dan Fasulo

China To Get First Gaming Console This Year

China and video games don't exactly get along. Which is why the fact that Lenovo's new home console is getting a release in China this year is pretty big news. Accoding to a report from Kotaku the iSec, which features Kinect-like controls, will be out on the Chinese mainland this December and will cost 3,000 Yuan or about $470. We'll see if this has any impact on the Chinese ban on video games though.

Home consoles have been banned in China since 2000, after the parents of children worried that their kids would waste their time playing video games. In the years since, not only has there been a strong PC gaming culture spring up in China, but all of the major consoles, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, are all manufactured in China. Console makers have had to find other ways to get games into the Mainland, inlcuding making "plug and play" style consoles. Not only is there the console ban, but piracy is also a major issue in China, which might scare away the "Big 3."

Source: Kotaku

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