On March 16th, Microsoft will launch the XBox 360 in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Mainland China – where the systems are manfactured – has been “left out in the cold” once again. Other contributing factors may include the console’s high price tag and the rampant piracy problem in China. Production video after the jump.

“Despite the lack of an official launch, 360s imported from Japan are widely available. At one shop in an electronics mall in Shanghai, an imported basic Japanese version of the machine was being sold for 3,000 yuan (US$380) with original games going for around 200 yuan (US$25).”

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