Sony PlayStation 4 finally lands in China
Sony has finally launched the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China earlier today.
Sony’s announcement to sell the PlayStation 4 in China came last year in December after the Chinese government lifted a 14-year-old ban on foreign video game console sales with the opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in September 2013.
In China, the PS4 has been priced at 2,899 yuan and the handheld PS Vita at 1,299 yuan.
Sony is offering a library of just six government-approved game titles for the PS4, including Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends from Japanese developer Omega Force and King of Wushu by local developer Suzhou Snail Digital Technology.
The PS Vita is being offered with seven game titles, including One Tap Hero by Shanghai Kena Information Technology and Final Fantasy X, co-developed by Japanese firm Square Enix and Shanghai-based Virtuos.
Chinese players won’t have top-selling games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto in their games kitty.
Furthermore, the Chinese Playstation 4 will also not offer access to streaming film, TV and music services, and that international multiplayer services will be limited.
Rival Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox gaming console has already made its debut in China in September last year. Chinese vendors ZTE Corp. and TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd. have announced plans for rival products.