DSi Launches In China

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The Nintendo DSi has finally gone on sale in China. If someone asks you what the launch looked like, point to them right here and confidentially say, "This!"

Photos come courtesy of reader Brian (no relation), who snapped them in downtown Puxi, Shanghai. "This was set up outside a subway station and shopping district," writes Brian. "This is a pretty typical way of marketing in China, they basically had a booth set up where people could come up and try the system."

"Not sure what the photos of people on the board was about," he adds. Ditto!

Distributed by iQue, the handheld comes pre-loaded with Nintendogs, and there are a line-up of DSiWare titles localized into Chinese, which corresponds with the DSiWare launch line-up in Japan. Players get a 1000 DSiWare point gift card that must be used by March 2011.

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mrjoeyyaya
mrjoeyyaya

hmm... it might not be as popular in China considering that China has some sort of dislike towards Japan.

China dislikes Japan so much that they refused to adopt to Bluray discs and made their own "next gen" format called CBHD, China Blue High Definition Discs, which does work pretty well.

I am pretty sure China has gaming hardware there, stuff we never seen before probably... nothing spectacular but probably their own manufactured stuff.