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Weirdness: The Ouye Is the Ultimate PS4 Rip Off

The Ouye Is the Ultimate PS4 Rip Off

Shameless

Introducing the Ouye, a Chinese console packed with so much plagiarism that it's bordering on parody. The device – which is currently up for crowd funding – boasts the chassis of the PlayStation 4, but the controller of the Xbox One. We're sure that we've heard the name somewhere else before, too, but we're drawing blanks. This...

News: There Was a Line for the PS4's Launch in China

There Was a Line for the PS4's Launch in China

Not an enormous one, mind

At long last, the PlayStation 4 has launched in China. The system was due out earlier in the year, but a last-minute delay pushed the machine back until March. There were no similar setbacks earlier today, though, as a modest turnout welcomed the console in the colossal country. Judging by these photos posted on

News: China's Launch PS4 Has a Dragon Emblazoned on It

China's Launch PS4 Has a Dragon Emblazoned on It

PlayStation Roar

Sony will be commemorating the launch of the PlayStation 4 in China with a pretty nifty paintjob. Kotaku reports that consumers will be able to opt for a Special Dragon Edition of the next-gen system from 11th January in the region, which includes a custom hard drive faceplate featuring, well, a dragon and the brand’s iconic...

News: PS4 Will Launch in China on 11th January for 2,899 RMB

PS4 Will Launch in China on 11th January for 2,899 RMB

PlayStation Vita also joining the party

After months of heavy speculation, Sony has finally confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will launch in China on 11th January. It will be joined by the PlayStation Vita, which will deploy on the same date. The home console will cost 2,899 RMB ($468), while the portable will retail for 1,299 RMB ($209). Both...

Rumour: Sony's About to Get Really Aggressive in China

Sony's About to Get Really Aggressive in China

Business development

Considering that PlayStation is already enormous in Japan and most of Asia, it was strange to see Sony allow the Xbox One to deploy in China first. Microsoft’s machine launched in the potentially lucrative region earlier in the year, and there’s been very little word from its rival when the PlayStation 4 will follow in its...

News: Sony Sees Dollar Signs As China Lifts Console Ban

Sony Sees Dollar Signs As China Lifts Console Ban

Shanghai soon

Sony will be rubbing its hands with glee right now, as a ban in China preventing the sale of foreign video game consoles has been temporarily lifted, opening up an enormous potential market for the PlayStation 4. The law, which had been previously in place for 14 years, had stopped the Japanese manufacturer from offloading its wares...

News: Sony Can Finally Release the PlayStation 3 in China

Sony Can Finally Release the PlayStation 3 in China

Back in the game

Sony has finally gained approval to launch the PlayStation 3 in China, despite games consoles technically being illegal in the region. The platform was recently awarded a ‘China Compulsory Certificate’, although firm release plans have yet to formalise. China implemented its console ban way back in 2000 in order to protect the...

News: This Chinese Handheld Looks Pretty Familiar

This Chinese Handheld Looks Pretty Familiar

Copy cat

Meet the DROID X360, a dodgy new device designed by Chinese manufacturer Long Xun Software. The handheld unit – which boasts a striking resemblance to the PlayStation Vita – runs Android 4.0 and comes pre-loaded with an array of illegal emulators. It has a 5" multitouch capacitive screen, front and rear facing cameras, and 8GB of...

News: These Chinese Move Controllers Don't Look Bad, Actually

These Chinese Move Controllers Don't Look Bad, Actually

Bit costly though

Third-party Move controllers are still thin on the ground, but Chinese company FirstSing has put together its own Move and Navigation and they don't look too bad actually. The bundle sells for just $44.80, a huge saving on the price of real accessories, but unfortunately with worldwide shipping at a steep $60 it's not such a sound...

News: This is What Move's and Kinect's Children Would Look Like

This is What Move's and Kinect's Children Would Look Like

If manufactured very, very cheaply

When the Wii was released we saw countless cheap knock-offs flood the market – remember the Vii? – and now it looks like Move is about to receive its own sincerest form of flattery in the form of the "i-dong". (Really, we're not making these names up.) Displayed at a Chinese technology event, the...