China's 3DS XL Challenger Looks Like A Wii U Controller

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 800x480 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]


Comments

    Yeah, not really worth writing about. If you go to asiapads .com they have a console that looks like every console made

    Atleast it has QQ, if you can get PPStv and weibo then it'll be the ultimate chinese media machine. Also why no dual circle pads and is it a powervr gpu or mali-400?

    hi there soo dose this means wii u tablet controler be under $100

      Did you have an aneurysm while you were typing that out or something?

    do want? ultimate emulation machine anyone?

    They could have trumped the 3DS if they'd just put another circle pad on it.

      Adding a second circle pad on the 3ds would be a waste considering only like 5 games use it. It's not as needed as people think.

    hi there no my question was this controler was priced at $75 soo i thought wii u controler was $75 too

    shoulder buttons! Where for art thou :(

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