With a billion potential gamers, it's easy to see why Sony
For software, movie, and music makers, China has been a tough nut to crack. And in those cases, piracy simply claims what would have been incremental sales. The stakes are much higher for the makers of video game systems.
Still, Sony is simply delaying its entry into China -- not shelving it forever. The country continues to import Western culture with plenty of McDonald's
In fact, some of the best performing stocks this year have a Chinese pedigree. Web portals Sohu
It remains to be seen when -- and if -- China licks its rampant piracy, but the thirst for leisurely pursuits in China can't be ignored. Whether Sony has to wait for improvements in copy-protection technology or aim for a higher system price and bundle it with software, China will definitely be a game worth playing.
What do you think of the video game industry in China? What will it take to become a market worth entering? And here at home, just what were the hot software titles this holiday season? All this and more -- in the Video & PC Games discussion board. Only on Fool.com.