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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haha Xb0ts aren't gonna be to happy when they see the sales difference once Sony releases tere consoles in the worlds largest country (population wise)

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If you thought PS4 sales were ahead of XB1 before, wait until it hits shops in China, the lead is about to become monumental.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't think Chinese people are much into consoles (not even sure many know what these are since they were always forbidden there from what I know), but the population is so big that it might still do well.

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Aren't most gamers in china pc gamers? I doubt this will impact sales that much.

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That's not all, China doesn't get along with Japan so that's has to taken into consideration. We the U.S are cool with China so Xbox One is welcome over there.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> you (i guess you mean the US), arent cool with china, just because you owe them more money than you ever can pay back. china is a communist one party system and the US a capitalist democracy. these people grow up with books from mao, while beeing a communist in the US is just a few steps above beeing scum.

also their ally is north korea and your allies are south korea and japan. pls think

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