Video games and China don't typically mix.

But those days are just about over. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that it will launch the PlayStation brand in the People's Republic of China on January 11, 2015 with the release of the PlayStation 4 (2,899 RMB) and PlayStation Vita (1,299 RMB).

Once these products are on store shelves, Sony will provide consumers with a "robust after-sales service to ensure Chinese users have a smooth and positive experience on PlayStation." Said SCEI President and Group CEO Andrew House:

"PS4 is expanding at the fastest rate in PlayStation hardware history, and the global gaming community is enjoying the ultimate entertainment experience only available on PlayStation. We are delighted that we are able to fully launch our business in China, which is a market with great potential. We look forward to delivering exciting software, convenient services and entertainment experiences only possible on PlayStation to the many gamers in China."

Additionally, 70 third-party software developers and publishers intend to provide new Chinese gamers with a steady stream of titles, and Chinese-developed games will be available as well. Sony will also provide support to the latter teams, if they require help.

For many years, video games just weren't allowed in China. Things are changing, though, and PlayStation is ready to be a big part of that change!

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
7 years ago

I have a suspicion that once the PS4 goes on sale, the lead for the PS4 will only increase. Even if the US begins to move towards the XB1.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

There's probably only gonna be like 4 games that make it past the censors.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
7 years ago

well i'm glad to here it i think the chinese guys up there deserve have have even half of the enjoy ment that i have had with playstation over the last 15-20 years that would be so cool all the best to them, enjoy it as much as we do

happy gaming

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

Kind of sucks that the majority of consoles are made in China.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 12/11/2014 5:30:53 PM

RICHIECOQUI
RICHIECOQUI
7 years ago

watch the Chinese take the ps4 apart copy the parts and make a console then claim their console is superior to that of ps4 and xbox 1!!

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
7 years ago

Can't wait for cheap bootleg ps4 game from China…

PSDreaM
PSDreaM
7 years ago

Expect more Chinese strategy games and kung fu style games to cater the niche Chinese market.