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" – which, incidentally, is our favourite hopelessly vague legal mumbo-jumbo chestnut.

However, Reuters claims that a company source told it that the hold-up is due to prolonged negotiations between Sony and Chinese authorities. The country has only recently lifted its ban on console gaming, so no doubt there is a truckload of red tape to wade through. How do you think this hiccup will affect the company's chances of winning the battle for China? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source reuters.com, via theverge.com]