Discussion » Gaming » Can I bring my console to China?

  • Mike Lui
    Mike Lui wrote:

    Hello everybody! I'm going to be studying at BLCU in a few months. I was just wondering if I would encounter any problems if I would bring my xbox console to Beijing. I heard that video game consoles are banned or atleast heavily censored in China. Would the customs tke my console away?:(

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Video games have been banned in China since 1989. You will be sent from the airport directly to jail if you try to bring an x-box or any similar device into the country.

  • Charlotte Klemp

    Man! The above is irony!


    You'll be absolutely safe bringing your console to China; no worries!


  • Kent Bekkavik
    Kent Bekkavik wrote:

    @ Mike, Firstly let me express my sincere congratulations for your soon to become true encounter with China through studies at BLCU. Secondly, what the folks here are saying is partly right. Yes, you can buy a -fake- console almost anywhere in Beijing. Be careful though. It is not as -fake- as Microsoft has put their fingers in it. In fact in cooperation with **** they have developed this -fake- console for Chinese market, which has a feature to eavesdrop everything what happens in the room, where the console is placed (sic!). It is the only gaming stuff you can buy since 1989 (as mentioned by Ming). If the customs discovers you are trying to smuggle a real xbox from US... I don't want to be in your pants.

    PS. If you decide to bring yours anyway, you will be considered as braveheart here. I send you a picture of a pony for encouragement. I suggest you put a little sticker with Chinese flag on it - all consoles sold in China have it.

  • Kent Bekkavik
    Kent Bekkavik wrote:

    The pony is sweet, isn't it?

  • Charlotte Klemp

    a pony for encouragement...that's legend!!!!!!!! Ahahahaha! just great!

    but really, if your console does not criticise the system here, nor will you bring several ones (which makes you suspicious of having comercial ambitions) then you'll be fine.

  • Shane
    Shane wrote:

    Lol leave this guy alone!

    Yes, you can bring your XBOX over here, but you will have to pay a little more for games if you want real ones. The fake ones can only be played on a chipped xbox, which means you cannot access XBOX LIVE because they can tell through the internet that your system has been modded.

    A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE~~~ if you are coming from the US (or some other countries?) you will need to get a POWER INVERTER once you get into China. This is not a plug adapter, but a little box that you switch on and off that changes the electrical current.

    Depending on how long your stay is, they can also change the XBOX POWER UNIT from the inside so no power inverter is necessary, but you will still have to change if b4 u go back home.

    Almost all laptops have a built in power inverter so you dont need to worry about that. IT should be written on your charger as 110~220 or something like that.

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    If you get tired of bullshit laowai prices at ZhongGuanCun, try the indie shops around GuLouDongDaJie, north of NanLuoGuXiang. It's also a great place to find those expensive sculpted Japanese anime miniatures that you can line up on your bookshelf and jack off upon.

    If you're into that. And I'm not. But I'm just saying that you can do that, and we can still be friends. I don't care. Just do whatever man.

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Andy Lou, good to have you on board.

    Flashmob, that pony is sweet.

    Dando, I just don't know about you man.

  • Simen Wangberg
    *Almost* anything. Consoles are okay, 87 kg of weed is not.


  • Jose Sousa
    Jose Sousa wrote:
    what about a Wii U, cause i bought it for smash bros while living in Europe, but i'm close to moving to China and i want to take it with me, can i take it with me or is that forbidden?

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