It has been learned that the PlayStation 3 has been approved for sale in China. Employees at China’s Foxconn, manufacturers of the PlayStation 3, are positively delighted that they are finally able to buy the console.
While there is a black market for video game consoles in China, this marks the first government approval of a home console. A CCTV news report asked Foxconn employees how they felt now that the PlayStation 3 is officially being released in China.
“I’ve built over three thousand of these machines by hand and now I can finally buy one,” remarks Xiang Chen.
“I just need to work a few more months and I’ll be able to afford this!” says Li Ming-qian excitedly and then added, “oh wait, I’ll still need money for a game.”
“My best friend killed themselves last year because they had to work overtime building these things,” says Zhang Chao. He then paused for a moment before continuing, “do you know what games the system will come with?”
“Just what I need, more hours to work,” comments Zhu Gan.
The report concludes by saying that only .1% of China’s entire population (approximately 1344130 people) will be able to afford the PlayStation 3 and that 75% polled said that they would rather buy an iQue 3DS XL.
Kazuo Hirai, Sony president, spoke candidly at an event saying, “Finally, the PlayStation 3 can succeed and it only took us five years.”