With China’s stance towards video game consoles unlikely to change anytime soon, the 3DS XL will probably never see the People’s Republic of China officially this year. But that doesn’t mean Chinese consumers will be completely left out.
Announced only a week after Nintendo officially announced the 3DS XL, unknown Chinese company Jin Xing has announced a handheld system of its own, the JXD S5100. It looks very similar to the 3DS XL, minus the top screen.
Currently, there is no word on when the system will be available, but the preliminary specs are out. The JXD S5100 will carry an ARM A9 processor with 512MB of ROM space, a Power VR GPU, a 5-inch 800×480 resolution screen, 4GB of flash memory and HDMI out capabilities. The whole thing runs on Android 2.3.4 and will cost about $US75.
Since the JXD lacks a second screen and 3D capabilities, it seems odd that Jin Xing is marketing it as a PMP that can compete with the 3DS XL. In fact, it looks more like the controller for the Wii U than a 3DS.
Nintendo’s regular-sized 3DS has yet to see release in China, even under the iQue branding.
国内山寨主机秒杀3DS 盘点史上坑爹的游戏机 [Tencent]