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I think you are short changing the Chinese Middle class by a wide margin.

If they can estimate sales of 18 million iphones in 2014, console sales would be much higher than 1-2 million consoles. The Chinese middle class is one of the biggest consumers in the world.

Maybe true but you seriously don't understand the parents' mentality towards gaming detractors from education. rolleyes.gif
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Maybe true but you seriously don't understand the parents' mentality towards gaming detractors from education. rolleyes.gif

games will help corrupt them dont worry too much biggrin.gif
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Maybe true but you seriously don't understand the parents' mentality towards gaming detractors from education. rolleyes.gif

Not all sales are going to be from parents to their "child". I'm sure there's more than a few million young adults, mid 20's - 30's that can afford said consoles.
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I'm not convinced of the potential there. It's true that Apple can move tens of millions of iPhones, but that truth is nuanced.

For one, Apple is the only Western technology company with a true presence and public love there. Chinese clones of foreign companies suffice for the most part (at least when it comes to American companies), but Apple is pretty unique in that they have overcome and still create demand for their products.

For two, cellphones are such a status symbol throughout much of Asia. Many people whose annual incomes would drop you into the low class in the Western world may spend months of salary to pick up an elite phone. I wouldn't bet on the same being true for consoles, but that's just my 2 cents.
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They will release the consoles, but ban the game titles biggrin.gif
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