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The Electronics Factory is a unique building of the Japanese civilization in Civilization VI. It is built in the Industrial Zone district and replaces the Factory.

Vanilla and Rise and Fall[]

Gathering Storm[]

Strategy[]

The Electronics Factory is not much of an improvement over the standard Factory. Unlike, for example, the Tlachtli (also a pretty underwhelming unique building), the Electronics Factory actually comes into play often - not because it is so powerful and unique, but because the standard Factory and the Industrial Zone are so important that they are impossible to ignore. What sets it apart from its standard counterpart, however, is negligible. In vanilla and Rise and Fall, it receives only 1 more Production Production. In Gathering Storm, its base effect is even worse, as it is exactly the same as the Factory, only it gains an extra 5 Production Production when Power Powered compared to the 3 Production Production of the Factory. This is the only case in the entire game where the bonuses of a piece of unique infrastructure are all conditional, meaning you do not receive any "uniqueness" right off the bat. (Incidentally, in Gathering Storm, England's standard Factory is superior to this unique building, as it provides 3 Production Production like normal and a whopping 7 additional Production Production when Power Powered.)

Of course, when you unlock Electricity, each copy of this building provides +4 Culture Culture (another conditional bonus), but 4 Culture Culture per city is borderline meaningless at the end of the Modern Era. Considering that Japan has no bonuses towards generating Science Science but some bonuses towards Culture Culture (they can build Theater Squares in half the time), and this bonus is bound to a technology rather than a civic, you will not have an easier time unlocking this to gain an edge over other empires. Not to mention, the bonus is extra Culture Culture, something you most likely already have an abundance of or have no difficulty of generating in the first place, which makes this bonus sound so much worse than it already does. In summary, this bonus is hard to unlock (bound to a technology), gives you a yield you already have plenty of or have no trouble generating if you choose to (Culture Culture), at a point too late (late Modern Era) and in an amount too small (4 per city) to be impactful. And since this Culture Culture yield is bound to a unique building, it does not get translated into Tourism Tourism after you research Flight. Also, because the Electronics Factory's Production Production bonus doesn't stack with that of other Electronics Factories within 6 tiles, constructing this building in every city for its Culture Culture bonus alone is an inefficient use of time and resources. The only case in which this practice is justifiable is when a city has Magnus and his Vertical Integration title, or is within a 6-tile radius of such a city.

All in all, you shouldn't put too much emphasis on this building. You will still have to use it, since the Industrial Zone is an important district and the Factory is crucial when the Industrial Era comes, but you do not exactly have an edge over anybody else with their regular copies of the Factory.

Civilopedia entry[]

With the advent of consumer electronics, the market for all manner of gizmos and gadgets for entertainment, communication and wasting time exploded in the late 20th Century. The Consumer Electronics Association estimated that sales of electronics for personal use – from computers to MP3 players, calculators to digital cameras, and so forth – exceeded 150 billion dollars in 2007 AD. To feed this postmodern addiction, semi-skilled laborers working in sprawling electronics factories assemble standardized parts into an ever-increasing flood of new products. Leading the way in this tidal wave is Japan, with the largest electronics industry in the world, although both South Korea and China are increasingly competitive. The first “modern” electronics factory was built by Sony, founded in 1946 AD. In the 1950s, Japanese engineers pioneered commercial applications for the transistor and in the 1970s and 1980s for the semi-conductor. Japanese innovations in miniaturization and in standardizing electronics manufacturing have kept their factories the most profitable in the most competitive field in consumerism ever seen.

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Civilization VI Buildings [edit]

AirportAmphitheater (Marae GS-Only.png) • Ancestral Hall R&F-Only.pngAncient WallsAquarium R&F-Only.pngAquatics Center R&F-Only.pngArchaeological MuseumArena (Tlachtli) • ArmoryArt MuseumAudience Chamber R&F-Only.pngBank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only.png) • Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Broadcast Center (Film Studio) • CathedralChancery1Coal Power Plant GS-Only.pngConsulate1Dar-e MehrFactory (Electronics Factory) • Ferris Wheel R&F-Only.pngFlood Barrier GS-Only.pngFood Market R&F-Only.pngForeign Ministry R&F-Only.pngFortress2GranaryGrand Master's Chapel R&F-Only.pngGrove1Guildhall2GurdwaraHangarHeadquarters2Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only.pngIntelligence Agency R&F-Only.pngKeep2LibraryLighthouseMarket (Sukiennice1) • Mass Grave2Medieval WallsMeeting HouseMilitary AcademyMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • MosqueNational History Museum R&F-Only.pngNilometer2Nuclear Power Plant GS-Only.pngObelisk2Oil Power Plant GS-Only.pngPagodaPalacePlague Hospital2Power PlantQueen's Bibliotheque GS-Only.pngRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only.png) • Research LabRoyal Society R&F-Only.pngSanctuary1SeaportSewerShipyardShopping Mall R&F-Only.pngShrineStable (Ordu R&F-Only.png) • StadiumStock ExchangeStupaSynagogueTemple (Prasat1Stave Church) • University (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • War Department R&F-Only.pngWarlord's Throne R&F-Only.pngWater Mill (Palgum1) • WatWorkshopZoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only.png)

1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only • 3 Secret Societies mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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