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Fuze F1, New Chinese Console Rips Off Western Consoles

Fuze F1

Fuze Entertainment has just unveiled today what they expect to be the rival for Ps4 and Xbox one in China. Formerly known as Ouye during it’s crowdfunding process, the Fuze F1 in an Android powered gaming machine with very similar design to Western consoles, with the starting selling price around
¥ 899 (around $140). The console body is cloned from the Ps4 and the controller is what you would expect from a third party Xbox One dealer. It’s no surprising the Fuze F1 is also called the “Frankenstein Console” by critics.

Even so, the Fuze F1 seemeed to have attracted the attention of big game developers. According to ZhugeEx Blog, Fuze Entertainment has partnered with many foreign games companies such as Koei Tecmo, Codemasters and Comcept. Among the several titles in development for the console, there’s also some interesting ones such as both of Keiji Inafune’s Kickstarter games. A reminder that Fuze Entertainment was behind the KS funding of Red Ash.

games Fuze F1

  • Dynasty Warriors 8 with Xtreme Legends
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Mighty No 9
  • Red Ash: The Indelible Legend
  • Grid Autosport
  • Hawken
  • ZHeros
  • Teslagrad
  • Ziggurat
  • Anima: Gate of Memories
  • One Upon Light
  • Heart & Slash

The Chinese gaming market just opened recently, with a ban over Xbox One and PlayStation 4 being lifted back in September 2014. Let’s wait and see if Fuze F1 can manage to compete with the giants of the industry.

Update: it seems that Fuze is not connected to the Ouye console, which was also ripping off Xbox One and Ps4 design and Android powered. Even so, it’s baffling which was the reasoning to use a similar design to a project so heavily criticized by chinese netizens. Thanks to ZhugeEx for the correction.
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52 comments
  1. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    May 10, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Hawken on Android? , interesting…

  2. scemar
    scemar
    May 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Can we really even talk of “western consoles” when only the Xbone is western tho?

    And it it sports the same style of sleek angular black look all the current consoles have, so it definitely tries to look like them, but it’s not like if that look was original either, plenty blu ray players already had it before.

    I’m curious to see how they’ll handle this tho.
    China has a big but weird market.

  3. Casey
    Casey
    May 10, 2016 at 11:20 am

    “Formerly known as Ouye”

    Of all the things you want to rip off, china, you choose the ouya?

    wow.

  4. Smug
    Smug
    May 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Technically the PS4 could be considered as a western console as it was released in Japan last

  5. Sapph
    Sapph
    May 10, 2016 at 11:29 am

    *Sees BlazBlue, HDN, and a few titles from Steam wishlist*

    …you have my attention.

  6. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    May 10, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Mighty No 9
    Red Ash: The Indelible Legend

    Cheap imitation games on an imitation console? It’s a match made in heaven!

  7. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    May 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    “Let’s wait and see if Fuze F1 can manage to compete with the giants of the industry.”

    AHAHA HAHAH HAHAHA Ahhhh….that’s a nice joke.

  8. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    May 10, 2016 at 11:37 am

    When you are trolling, go for it all the way.

  9. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    May 10, 2016 at 11:38 am

    So anime licensed games are America/European if Japan doesn’t get them first?

    I get that a lot of the designers and publishing parties might not be Japanese, but that is a weak case for something being from somewhere.

  10. Hamtarotaro
    Hamtarotaro
    May 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Well thats a better lineup than most of the recent consoles. (most consoles actually)

  11. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    May 10, 2016 at 11:43 am

    The body of the text needs some work, but it still doesn’t reflect well on Fuze even with the massive gap they have to work with.

    It is rather amusing how much of a knock off, the project looks like down to the VR, but maybe we’ll have a positive surprise from this Frankenstein.

  12. SoapyEyes
    SoapyEyes
    May 10, 2016 at 11:48 am

    does it explode?

  13. Extrange
    Extrange
    May 10, 2016 at 11:50 am

    :^3

  14. SoapyEyes
    SoapyEyes
    May 10, 2016 at 11:52 am

    What I always find weird is that there is 0.0000 shame about it. You hae a large audience, they ripped off the consoles to the letter, and there doesn’t seem to be any shame whatsoever, it’s like “Yes, we ripped it off..isn’t it great”. Is it like a cultural thing or something, I mean, what is wrong with these people.

  15. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    May 10, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Was about to write it off, but then I saw all the games that are due for launch with the system. I personally wouldn’t buy it because I’m still pretty comfy with my gaming PC, but hey, I guess this could at the very least maybe be better than the Ouya.

  16. Smug
    Smug
    May 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Didnt stop the Xbox consoles to get japanese games despite them being western consoles

  17. blackice85
    blackice85
    May 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Overall probably not, but China is a big market so they could probably be profitable even if they remain unknown to the rest of the world.

  18. landlock
    landlock
    May 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    That’s what I hate about places like MAL that refuse to add things like the Dante’s Inferno anime.

    It’s animated by Production IG and Manglobe with Japanese/Korean staff it’s anime end of.

  19. landlock
    landlock
    May 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    a PS4 with a XBox One controller seems like the best of both worlds. ;)

  20. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    May 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    They could have a market in China since the PS4/Xbone will likely be limited and censored over there. That being said the game library isn’t anything to boast about.

  21. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    May 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Mighty No. 9 will probably be exclusive to this thing.
    /Just/ to fuck with people.

  22. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    May 10, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    why did china have a ban on video game consoles again?

  23. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    May 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    There’s no repercussion for doing it and it brings them money.

  24. Feniks
    Feniks
    May 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    That is true, look at Xiaomi. But I doubt this console has the specs.

  25. Joan Tesh
    Joan Tesh
    May 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    They caused women to give birth to females.

  26. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    May 10, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Yeah, The Boondocks is a similar case which was at least partially done by Madhouse. It seems that a work needs to be distributed (OVA, movie, TV series) in Japan for it to count.

    I’d probably watch a lot more animation if MAL also listed it thoroughly, but what can you do. >_>

  27. Feniks
    Feniks
    May 10, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Funny thing is that everything is made in China/Asia.

    Not something many want to admit.

  28. Joan Tesh
    Joan Tesh
    May 10, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t see no multigender bathroom simulators in their lineup.

    What if this is the anti-SJW machine that, instead of censoring content, adds more offensive content to their games?

  29. ZhugeEX
    ZhugeEX
    May 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Hi guys. This has nothing to do with the Ouye at all. Nor is it referred to as a frankenstein console.

    I’d appreciate if the article could be updated to reflect this.

  30. Darkrulershadowlord007
    Darkrulershadowlord007
    May 10, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    We must buy planeptunes official console.

  31. Chestnut Bowl
    Chestnut Bowl
    May 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Outrageously shameless. Chinese copies are always good for a chuckle.

    Might be a major success in China, who knows. Can’t say I’ll care all that much whether it sinks or swim.

  32. Nani Sore
    Nani Sore
    May 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Chinas problems are legion …SJW aren´t one of them though.

  33. Guin
    Guin
    May 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    For one, it’s to stroke their egos that they’re seemingly giving Japan the middle finger and another to assert itself as a new blood superpower to replace the US.

  34. Extrange
    Extrange
    May 10, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I’ll update it ASAP.

  35. scemar
    scemar
    May 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Made by a japanese company though.

  36. Nagato
    Nagato
    May 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Sony Computer Entertainment – at least for these last two generations – has been a Western company/division first and foremost.

    Courtesy of both the shifting market, and Kutaragi’s expensive and unprofitable PS3 hardware they inherited.

  37. Nagato
    Nagato
    May 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    It’s a Western-designed console, for a Western market, by a company/division that has become a Western one last generation.

  38. Frisky☆Jester
    Frisky☆Jester
    May 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Is the entire thing just copied and pasted?

  39. ZhugeEX
    ZhugeEX
    May 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    No worries!

    Cheers!

  40. Smug
    Smug
    May 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    That has more western first-party studios than japanese ones

  41. Extrange
    Extrange
    May 10, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I still find it very strange how similar Fuze F1 and Ouye are. Do they share any developer behind it?

  42. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    May 10, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    If it wasn’t so blatant in its design, it might have been something worth being excited about to see a new player on the console market capable of getting developer support.

    I’d love to make jokes at its expense but come on. Look at it. The jokes write themselves so much, they get stuck at the door as they all rush to get out.

  43. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    May 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    It is the gaming epitome of cheap Chinese knockoff.

  44. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    May 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Doubtful. The console ban in China was only lifted last year and they’re only allowed to be sold in an 11 sq. mile area in Shanghai. Also, any game that has China as the bad guy historical or otherwise is banned. Not much room for a growing market even with 2 billion as the population.

  45. Waifu Engineering
    Waifu Engineering
    May 11, 2016 at 1:29 am

    It promoted addiction and unsocial behavior. Which is funny, because it’s their very own F2P ecosystem, skinner box mechanics, and gold farming that infected the rest of the world. Premium console games have always been about the art of gameplay more than monetization or gathering whales.

  46. Waifu Engineering
    Waifu Engineering
    May 11, 2016 at 1:54 am

    This is what the Ouya should have been, not the fisherprice tupperware cheapjunk it ended up being.
    If only it had less restrictions and opened up to lewd games, this will have tons of experimental developers flocking to it. Unfortunately, it’s going to be even more strict on the censorship because games needed to have government approval.

  47. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    May 11, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Cheap chinese knockoffs? And you thought 360 red ring rates were high.

  48. Peter Francis
    Peter Francis
    May 11, 2016 at 3:16 am

    How the heel was the Ouye ripping of the PS4 or XBox?

  49. Extrange
    Extrange
    May 11, 2016 at 6:01 am

  50. Zufield
    Zufield
    May 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I see this only doing well in China and nowhere else.

    Normalfags outside of China–y’know, the primary target audience for vidya consoles–will not be flocking to this, just as how they didn’t flock to the Ouya.

  51. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    May 13, 2016 at 7:33 am

    By the time it launches there will probably be eight other identical android consoles on the market – the Fuze F1 won’t be competing for much more than table scraps.