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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: Looks Like Sony's Getting Ready to Release the PS4 in China

Looks Like Sony's Getting Ready to Release the PS4 in China

New opportunities

Now that China no longer considers consoles to be the spawn of Satan, it seems that Sony is stepping up its plans to release the PlayStation 4 in the potentially lucrative region. Previously, the nation put in place a ban on home systems, blocking their sale due to the perceived impact that they could have on youngsters. However,...

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...

News: This Ain't No PSP Go, Yo!

This Ain't No PSP Go, Yo!

The above image is not of a PSP Go

It is indeed a PSP Faux (thanks for the pun Joystiq). This imitation device (also known as the Side Panel Retro) has an emulator for 16-bit games, a camera, FM radio, and MP3 player. It also totally rips off on Sony's new handheld's design.