Following Xbox One, PS4 Finally Comes to China Next Week

Sony will launch the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in China starting March 20.

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Following a last-minute delay, Sony announced on Tuesday that it will officially launch PlayStation systems in China starting on March 20.

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The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita systems were originally slated to arrive on January 11, but Sony delayed the rollout due to "various factors," including negotiations with Chinese authorities.

China only recently lifted its decade-long ban on consoles. The country blocked the sale of consoles in 2000, citing potential harm to the physical and mental development of children. Microsoft released the Xbox One in China last year, while Nintendo has not announced any plans to bring its systems to the country.

With more gamers in China than the total United States population, China is a potentially lucrative market for Sony. However, the country's censorship rules could impact PlayStation's business in the market, along with Microsoft's.

In China, the PS4 will sell for 2,899 RMB ($468), while the PS Vita will go for 1,299 RMB ($210). In addition to support from Sony's internal studios, a total of 70 third-party developers and publishers are lined up to create a "steady stream" of games for the Chinese market, Sony said in December.

On top of the standard PS4 package, Sony will offer special bundles that pack in games such as Dynasty Warriors 8, Rayman Legends, Knack, and Trials Fusion. PS Vita bundles will be available, too, featuring games such as Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and One Tap Hero.

Sony announced last week that it has now sold more than 20 million PS4 consoles to date.

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XboxOne owns China, don't waste your little time Sony.

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Xbox is doing terrible in China lol, and not great overall. I haven't heard sales number from MS since like November.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And Sony owns the rest of the world, by about a 2 to 1 margin. What's your point?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Xbox is catching up to PS4 daily. PS4 games are bored to death.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Linky?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> This was found with a quick search:


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The other interesting thing to note is that Sony PS4 is sold through (meaning, to customers; product in homes), while MS simply reports sold *in* numbers (meaning, to retailers; product on shelves potentially)


this guy markie is just trolling

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Everyone knows that the Xbox has the best games and the gamers are not bored. Ryse, Fighter WIthin, and Titanfall has drven the record breaking sells for the innovative only next generation console the XboxOne.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm not on about that, subjective, anyway just wondering if you have a link for "Xbox is catching up to PS4 daily"? Everything I've seen says the gap is growing...unless you are meaning something other than total sales and I am miles off the mark?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You should stop believing Sony's hype machine. Xbox is true innovation. Ponies are delusional.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ...thats why I'm asking for something objective. Oh well.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Get a Xbox and you will leave these forums forever. You will have games to play.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> looks like u dont own a xbox jet because u are still here on the forums

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm in the process of switching to a Microsoft...PC lol Might still get an XB1 in a year or so though.

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Proof or your just BS again.

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I find this interesting, will XB1 or PS4 be top dog in China? Logic says like elsewhere PS4 will but are Chinese consumers fickle? Japanese product and all but then the US isn't China's favourite either...maybe I don't give them enough credit and looking to much into it?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There were polls around a year ago out there about which the Chinese would prefer, PS4 won easily.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The Chinese lined up the weeks to buy the next generation console, XboxOne.

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Link to where you are getting these false news? They are doing so bad they dropped mandatory kinnect , dropped the price , wouldn't be surprised if pretty soon you can buy one get one free. Oh and that's in the US.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Sales of X1 were reportedly lackluster.

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Is it region locked? Initially it wasn't, but then they had to delay the release. One would suspect Chinese authorities required it be region locked.

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Best of luck Sony.

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PS4 finally stays in China is more like it....

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Anyone in China who wanted a PS4 or Xbox One already has one. They buy them on the black market to avoid region locks.

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At a premium price, there are those that are waiting for retail price instead of import price.same as iPhones , yes people get the imported iPhones because they are available quicker but when the iPhone actually launches in China there are still lines for it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> the PS4 doesn't have a region lock.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It will in China, won't matter though as it should still sell good. MGS 5 is a PS4 exclusive in China as well.

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Great, another potential 1.3bn people arguing about which console is best. Oh well, so long as they don't do it on here, enough of that already.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They are way smarter than that in China.... The PS4 will sell incredibly well.

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We await the great PS4.

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Good for Sony. But remember, software is what wins the console, not just the exclusive games y'all.

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At the end of the day a consol would bE judged on how many units it sales. People talk about the ps2 and the originally Wii on the consol sales.

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