China's Ebox Console Hits Next Year With 30 Packed-In Games

Lenovo this week kicked off a second round of fundraising as it gears up work on a new game console it hopes to launch in China early next year, according to Reuters.

The Ebox will come with 30 games built in and a set-top camera that can detect a player's movements, according to the article.

Eedoo Technology, the video game unit of PC maker Lenovo Group, says they are hoping to raise tens of millions of dollars from venture capitalists to back their new China console venture.

"Talks are underway with some venture capital firms and we're getting a very good response," Eedoo's chief executive Jack Luo told Reuters. "As a Chinese company, we know the market and our cultural habits better, so I'm very confident that we'll do well."

Currently 40 of the companies software engineers are working on the console. Lenovo believes that by including the game in the system they can cut down on the rampant piracy that cuts so deeply into the video game business there.

Lenovo game unit eyes fundraising, Q1 launch [Reuters]


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    I can has lawsuit nao?

    Then again, it's probably a good thing for China, with the 360 getting banned.

    trying to launch a new console in this day and age is very risky business indeed. Chances of it kicking off internationally are very slim though.

      China has a population of over 1.3 billion, so I doubt they could care less whether it takes off overseas.

    I wouldn't bother trying to do any business with China. I don't care how many people they have, it's just not worth doing a deal with the (red) 'devil' for.

      Take your stupid ideals and jingositic ass out of here, its a gaming website; keep it classy.

    wow, the xbox and wii had a love child with a garden guru's birthmark

    I shall begin waiting for the article notifying us of the console's failure... now.

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