China is working on a console of its own. The console was once known as the eBox, and then the iSec, but now its name is CT 510. The Chinese government has banned all video game consoles. Despite the current console market, or lack there of, Beijing Eedoo Technology Ltd., the CT 510's developers, have announced the console will be released in China on April 29, 2012.
Don't expect this console to be as popular as Xbox 360s and PS3s are here though. The CT 510 will cost 3,799 yuan, or approximately $600.
The CT 510 will launch with eight pre-installed games. It also boasts the title of the second entertainment console to be controller-free, with Kinect-like features.
It's not clear how this console is getting around China's ban of gaming consoles. We're not sure if they found a loophole, or if the laws are changing. If they are in fact changing, it could mean Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo could, in theory, release their console there too. I have a pretty wild imagination so I'm picturing this console being like the TV in 1984, always watching, always recording data.