If you hadn’t heard the latest news, Lenovo – of ThinkPad laptop fame – is planning on releasing a new gaming system by the name of eBox. I’ll not only explain why the eBox is a horrible idea, but also why the eBox is destined to fail.
The name eBox is pure fail
Yeah, I know; picking on someone’s name is immature and a bit petty, but c’mon, eBox? Really? When you buy a gaming console, you want to be able to tell your friends what you have with conviction and pride and that’s purely impossible with a gaming console called eBox. The name eBox sounds like a generic Xbox – which it just so happens to be – and sounds as generic as the Chintendo Vii, PolyStation, and other popular knockoffs.
Who needs another gaming system?
Not only does the Lenovo eBox sound laughably stupid, it’s also completely unnecessary. The gaming market is already fully saturated and with the “Big 3” (Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft) sitting atop the food chain, a small fledgling like the Lenovo eBox won’t stand a chance. There’s simply just no need for another gaming console – especially one that doesn’t bring something new to the table.
It’s a clone of a gaming peripheral device
It’s one thing for a gaming console to be a clone or knockoff, but the Lenovo eBox created a new low, by being one of the first gaming consoles to clone a gaming peripheral in place of a gaming system. The Lenovo eBox was inspired by the Xbox 360’s hands free gaming peripheral, the Xbox Kinect. The Xbox Kinect is revolutionary and is the first gaming peripheral to make a gaming system go “hands-free,” and Lenovo will have to work very hard in order to even hold a candle’s flame to the shining light that is the Xbox Kinect.
The eBox might be exclusive to China FTL!
Lenovo is hoping to dodge competing with Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft by releasing the Lenovo eBox exclusively in China, but while Lenovo might be able to avoid the “Big 3,” they won’t stand a chance against the overcrowding of Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii clones that is the Chinese gaming market. Honestly, Lenovo would be better served selling the eBox as a Target, Wal-Mart, or CVS pharmacy exclusive then they would be with trying to market the eBox on the Chinese market – especially for the same price of a brand new Nintendo Wii.
For more, read 5 Knockoff Gadget Names that Are Clever Enough to Fool You,4 Fake Nintendo Wii Knockoffs that Are Actually Being Sold and Bought , and 4 of the Most Obvious Fake Nintendo Wii Accessory Knockoffs Ever Made .
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