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New Zeebo videogames console launch backed by top publishers

by Steven Williamson on 24 March 2009, 11:42

Tags: Gaming Consoles

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While many may mock the Zeebo videogames console, some of the world's top publishers have stepped forward to support its launch in Brazil next week.

Electronic Arts, THQ, Capcom, SEGA and Activision Blizzard have all confirmed their support for Zeebo, which is targeting emerging gaming markets including Russia, India and China with wireless game delivery. Zeebo claim that it has created the world’s most affordable console and users will be able to buy the top game titles, localized in their language, for a fraction of the traditional retail price.

The Zeebo Console connects automatically to the ZeeboNet Wireless Network, enabling users to buy and download new games in minutes. Users can shop securely and buy localized versions of top content.

The console's features include 640 x 480 screen resolution, a full-featured game controller, multiplayer capability and expansion ports for additional options.

Some of the Zeebo launch titles include FIFA 09, Need for Speed Carbon, Quake and Quake 2, Virtua Tennis and Crazy Taxi.

Zeebo plans to test the water out in Brazil with the launch next week, pricing the console at $199, before manufacturing it on a much larger scale for launch in many other countries at a much cheaper price. Zeebo claim that its target market could be a billion consumers.





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The console's features include 640 x 480 screen resolution, a full-featured game controller, multiplayer capability and expansion ports for additional options.

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Not bad for a low-cost machine

some reasonable info on wikipeedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeebo
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Not bad for a low-cost machine

terrible, by any standards. a second rate handheld in a big box
Hmm, i dont see how this is good so am i missing something?. £135 here without tax(direct convert) and you can get a 360 for less than that, this is more like an arcade system that isnt cheap at all. Id rather buy a 360 or a wii and get the arcade games, best of both worlds. If its meant for developing countries then how are they meant to download the games(quickly)? Alot dont have internet let alone good downloading speeds.

Am i missing something really important?
This has fail plastered all over it, even the name ‘Zeebo’

I can just imagine a bunch of marketing execs thinking “How can we make this catchy, edgy and exciting to kids”

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