Sony delays PlayStation 4 launch in China

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By Harish Jonnalagadda on 8 Jan 2015 07:19 am

Sony was scheduled to launch the PlayStation 4 in China on January 11, but it looks like that won't be the case anymore. In a statement, Sony Computer Entertainment said that "various factors" contributed to the delay, and that an official date has not yet been set. Citing an anonymous source, Reuters claims that "prolonged negotiations with Chinese authorities were part of the reason for the delay."

China lifted a 14-year ban on gaming consoles last year, which made it possible for Sony and Microsoft to launch their consoles in the country. Microsoft also faced a similar delay when it launched the Xbox One in China late last year, but was able to successfully launch the console in the country a few days after the original launch date. At this stage, there's no word as to how long customers in China will have to wait to get their hands on the PlayStation 4.

Source: Reuters

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Sony delays PlayStation 4 launch in China