Sony Bringing PlayStation To China
Now that China has lifted its 14-year ban on the sale of video game consoles, Sony is looking to get into the market.
After Microsoft announced that they would be bringing the Xbox One to China in September, Sony has revealed that they've partnered with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group Co Ltd.
The idea is to bring PlayStation consoles to the country, and Sony will own a 70 percent stake in one venture and a 49 percent stake in the other. However, we're not sure if Sony will deliver the PlayStation 4, or they'll create a new machine specifically designed for China. When the console(s) will arrive in China remains to be seen, but at least it's happening. Chinese players should know the greatness of PlayStation, too!
Just bear in mind that even though China is letting games in, there's still plenty of censorship going on. Released games must be "in conformity" with the government, for example, and they've already banned Battlefield 4 for "misleading young people."
5/26/2014 11:11:24 AM Ben Dutka