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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.