- Jan 23, 2011
I don't have the P2 Max yet, so I'm not showing anything special of their stuff at GamesCom.
The XD Plus will be there and I'll have a Win 2 and MicroPC with me if someone wants to see it, but that's it.
I'm a bit disappointed, I'm not getting much support from GPD here in Germany.
They didn't even let me know they're at the IFA, I've found out here at the boards...
I've offered them to help at IFA, as I can help translating German to English if someone comes there and asks, but the only result was that I translated the short description of their company into German and they are fine if I visit their booth...
GPH were thankful when I helped them and tried to support me as good as possible (paying for advertising, sending me prototypes up front so I could test them, give feedback and put preorders early in the shop), but it seems GPD just wants to sell their stuff and that's it. They don't even care if chinese companies sell their handhelds on Amazon.de for a price I can't compete with (as they often sell illegally without charging VAT). It's their brand, they can close such offers.
I know from a large European distributor that this is a typical issue with chinese manufacturers though - and they only agree to sell their product if they have the management of the brand name for amazon Europe, so they can stop these things from happening.
So yeah, I can't show the P2 Max at GamesCom sadly, and while I'd love to help out GPD to increase sales in Germany, it seems they're not interested.
Who is your contact at GPD, do you speak with Wade the CEO directly?
I can speak to them if you like and try to get you a P2 Max to show at Gamescom