So I have a major choice to make, tomorrow: whether to start a university study of Japanese culture (and obviously, learn to speak Japanese) or of Chinese culture (which comes along with Mandarin and Cantonese.)
Now, I am having extreme difficulty making a choice between the two at the moment, so I'm now at the point of thinking that I'll simply do both in due time: start with one, get a degree and then complete the other study (which will take about 5 years each.) I intend on living in both countries. Now the question isn't so much what you think I should pick (I imagine the views would be infinitely skewed towards Japan on here anyway, given its pronounced influence on video games), it is rather about China and how easily attainable video games are over there.
See, the thing is, China's not exactly the most "Google-friendly" of countries and while I can handle that, I do find myself wondering how easy it is over there (I've never been to China, unfortunately) to go to a store and pick up, say, a PS3 and some games for it, that have a Chinese dub or at least subtitles. I read on Wikipedia that there is a pretty big MMORPG obsession amongst young people that the government is even trying to combat, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about your average Xbox 360 or PS3 game. Does anyone know anything about this? The reason I'm worried is that I looked at the Chinese Amazon and could find not a single game or console to buy there.
Being able to play video games is important to me, and one of the very best ways of picking up a new language (I learned Italian entirely through playing games in Italian for about a year or two, and now speak it close to fluently) so I really hope China provides enough options for buying that stuff.
I know it's probably a really silly question but the immediate availability of video games is of importance to me. If there's anyone who might be able to shed some light on this, that would be much appreciated. :p Thanks!