PlayStation Is Getting Close To An Official Chinese Launch

Console Wars: China Edition.

Posted By | On 11th, Oct. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Xbox One launched officially in China last month, becoming the first console to officially launch in the country in over thirteen years, following China’s lifting of the ban that prohibited sales of game consoles in the nation, and now, it seems like PlayStation wants in on the party too, and is readying its own official launch. It makes sense- the Xbox One had an unexpectedly successful launch, selling over 100,000 units (an install base Xbox is looking at increasing to a million by around this time next year), so of course Sony wants in.

According to a government filing, it seems that they are planning to crash Microsoft’s party- a Sony-affiliated factory in Shanghai’s new free-trade zone plans to start packaging PlayStation consoles starting in December. The facility is reportedly capable of handling 200,000 units per year, which is slightly low capacity compared to Microsoft’s stated plan, but should give them a base to work off of anyway.

If this happens, this round of console wars just got hotter. It should be interesting to see if PlayStation can manage a successful launch in China as well, or if Xbox has an interminable headstart.

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  • Starman

    And you can preview , delete all you want , keep protecting them , and hiding the real truth , there wont be anymore consoles…they have no clue on how to conduct business.

    • Mark

      I don’t know Star, I think Sony did announce they’d eventually launch there, just not with a date. Do u have a link for that quote though? Building 200,000 units a year over there does seem to be low. But I think if Chinese gamers buy X1 and PS4 more than Japan (lol), then MS and Sony will be having their own Chinese “E3” every year there. Haha. That would be amazing honestly. In that recent interview, Phil did seem to hint that the Western Xbox One market could be getting some of the Chinese region locked games. Said there’s like 70 developers making games for China right now. What I didn’t know was that Chinese gamers actually do like first person shooters……..some said they want TitanFall and Halo! Yay. I wanna see their games on my Xbox dashboard tho. So I’m hoping Microsoft gets them MCC atleast. I think they’ll start liking Xbox. Gotta give the people reasons too though.

  • Starman

    Sense next-gen launched , gaming websites have not let ppl have an opinion or state facts about Sony’s ,”smoke and mirrors campaigns , and then you wonder why ppl say “how much did Sony pay you to keep the truth off the comment section , or these unbelievable reviews for all the first party and crappy exclusive …


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