Price Tag... $600!?
China is going to launch a New Console this Sunday. This one is backed by Lenovo, and its the Kinect competitor for the Chinese market. It will be priced at 3,799 yuan ($600) per unit!
The CT510, is a Chinese game console backed by Lenovo and developed by Eedoo Technology Ltd.. It will be released over there this Sunday, April 29. It will be priced at 3,799 yuan ($600) per unit, it comes with eight pre-installed games and has Kinect like motion controls...
The final package has a dual-core CPU, a minimum of 250GB in HDD storage and a "3D GPU". Pretty vague specs and the price is really high!Last fall, it was priced at 3,000 yuan, which was then $470.
Like Kinect, the CT510 features control-free motion-controls. According to Eedoo head Jack Luo, the CT510 is only the second home console to feature an entirely controller-free home console. The console is targeting casual players and not hardcore gamers. It also seems to be targeting people with $600 to spare.
China Daily reported that the console was delayed for about a year because, as Luo said, Eedoo required more time to "further improve the product and provide a better user experience".
A director from the Lenovo-backed company seems to agree: in a Sina Weibo poll asking users whether they'd buy the product (pictured after the break), he selected the answer, "No way! Price-to-performance ratio too low." Though to be fair, the gentleman later clarified that it was an honest mistake, and that his company is targeting the high-end family users instead of the core gamers. Well, we shall let the sales figures do the talking.
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/28/l...onsole-launch/
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_15153867.htm
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!