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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 Reddit, there wasn't an enormous amount of fanfare – but enough people rocked up at the Sony store to make the dismal weather worth braving.

There's been a ban on video game systems in China for a while now, so this represents an important time for the region. However, there are still question marks hanging over the importance of consoles in the nation – especially with smartphones and computers ruling the roost. To its credit, Sony has brought over a handful of titles, including Knack, DriveClub, and LittleBigPlanet 3. It's also coveted some local content, such as Snail Games' popular King of Wushu.

Of course, we'd be remiss to overlook the fact that the PlayStation Vita also deployed in the territory today, again with a selection of good games, such as Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. We'll probably have to wait a little while to learn just how well the systems are performing, but you can peruse pictures from one particular launch event through here. How popular do you reckon that Sony's device is going to prove? Make a few predictions in the comments section below.

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