Bans proving problematic
Sony's struggles with the PlayStation 4 in parts of Asia are well documented, but TGS 2015 proved this week that the system's Japanese sales are sure to soar eventually. It'll now be turning its attention to China, then – a brave new world that seemed incredibly lucrative when a lengthy ban on dedicated gaming boxes was...
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...
Shanghai show time
Sony's top brass are in China right now – you may have spotted Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida tweeting from his Shanghai hotel room. That's because the manufacturer's planning to hold a press conference regarding the future of PlayStation in the potentially lucrative nation imminently – and while we've opted...
Show scheduled for 29th July
A bunch of PlayStation bigwigs will be descending on China next week, as Sony attempts to stimulate sales of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the potentially lucrative nation. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida will be in attendance to introduce Project Morpheus, while group gaffer Andrew House will also...
They've made such minimal impact that you may be forgiven for forgetting that the PlayStation 4 and Vita recently launched in China, but Sony will be holding a press conference in Shanghai on 29th July in order to discuss its future plans for the formats in the potentially lucrative territory. Big names like Andrew House – the...
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
Are you red E?
Barring any further final hour hitches, the PlayStation 4 will finally launch in China from 20th March. The console was all set to release on 11th January – the platform holder even held a press conference to confirm the date – but was pushed back for unspecified reasons. It'll be joined by the PlayStation Vita when it e
Raucous red tape
After nearly 14 years of waiting, Sony has delayed the PlayStation 4's impending Chinese launch. The super system was originally planned to release on 11th January, but the firm has cancelled this date, and has yet to announce a new one. Speaking to Reuters, the Japanese giant confirmed that the delay was due to "various factors"...
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...
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...
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...
Now that the Chinese government no longer believes that video games will rot the mind of its teens like teeth cleaned with Coca-Cola, both Sony and Microsoft are scrambling to release their next-gen consoles in the region. It’s easy to understand why: the untapped nation represents a potential audience of over one billion. So, who will...
Boom and bust
After 14 long years, China is finally lifting its state-enforced ban on video game consoles. The end of this tyrannical veto on happiness undoubtedly sees Sony keen to enter into an emerging and potentially lucrative market. Indeed, we've known about the platform holder's plans in this area for
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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