Lenovo’s eBox console delayed

Lenovo’s launch of the “eBox” console which was previously planned for early this year however it does not look like this is going to happen. According to IDG News as reported by localtechwire the launch date has yet to be decided. The eBox will be preloaded with some 30 games, according to Eedoo, the producer which Lenovo is helping to fund.

The push into the gaming market is reportedly one of several Lenovo has made over the past two years to expand its presence in China beyond computers where it is tops in market share. Lenovo has also repurchased a smart phone dubbed “LePhone” last year andis rolling out a new tablet PC known as “LePad.”

Lenovo hopes to capitalize on global interactive entertainment growth with gaming leading the way. China could be especially lucrative since the government restricts sales from Microsoft for the Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation.

“The arrival of the eBox could allow Eedoo to plunge into a market that companies such as Microsoft and Sony have long sought to tap with their own gaming consoles,” IDG reported. “Concerns with how devices will affect Chinese youth have caused the country’s government to ban gaming consoles such as the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 from being officially sold in the country.”

The eBox will also incorporate motion sensing technology in its platform, and sounds to be similar to Kinect as is doesn’t require a controller; instead, it uses a camera to track player movement, according to the China newspaper. “We are the world’s second company to produce a controller-free game console, behind only Microsoft,” Jack Luo, a former Lenovo executive, told China Daily when the company launched.

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