Kinect-like Eedoo CT510 console goes on sale in China for $600

Eedoo CT510

Lenovo-backed Chinese company Eedoo is hoping to take advantage of the lack of domestically sold gaming consoles with its own CT510, a motion gaming machine with a sensor much like that of the Kinect. The forgettably-named CT510 comes with a 250GB or 320GB hard drive, a 3D GPU and 1.8GHz dual-core processor, and eight pre-installed sports games like martial arts and "city-wide dancing." The downside? It sells for 3,799 yuan ($600 US), almost $150 more than an imported Xbox 360 with Kinect, reports MIC Gadget.

At a pre-release press conference, Eedoo CEO Jack Luo said that the company was aiming to sell to casual consumers rather than dedicated gamers, and it's catering to general-interest buyers by including things like comics and karaoke. It's also being marketed as a "multimedia exercise console" rather than one for gaming, possibly to evade an official ban on gaming devices. Kinect-like sensors aren't made only by Microsoft, but this still seems like a transparent effort to capitalize the Xbox 360's gray-market status. The original release was meant to happen a year ago, but it was delayed in order to "provide a better user experience." So far, response online is apparently pretty tepid, and we're not sure how many people will want to pay extra for the convenience of getting a domestic console.

The Verge
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