Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 and PS Vita will officially launch on January 11 in China.
PlayStation 4 and PS Vita will launch in China on January 11, Sony confirmed.
Leaked prices from earlier in the month appear to have been correct. Th PS4 will be priced CNY 2,999 ($487), while the PS Vita will be priced CNY 1,299 ($210).
The PS4 package comes with the standard 500GB hard-drive and one controller. The Vita will come with 1GB of internal memory.
A number of third party publishers and developers have signed up to develope games for the region. The few confirmed Chinese games are King of Wushu (Suzhou Snail Digital), Mr Pumpkin Adventure (Shanghai Youju) and One Tap Hero (Shanghai Kena). Some Western developers have also signed up, including EA, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Warner Bros, Disney, Bethesda, Codemasters, CD Projeckt, Focus, Halfbrick and Nordic Games.
Sony, along with Median.com and Shanghai Oriental Pearl SUOLE Culture Development Ltd, will be supporting Chinese game developers throughout the production process.
“PS4 is expanding at the fastest rate in PlayStation hardware history, and the global gaming community is enjoying the ultimate entertainment experience only available on PlayStation,” said Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.
“We are delighted that we are able to fully launch our business in China, which is a market with great potential. We look forward to delivering exciting software, convenient services and entertainment experiences only possible on PlayStation to the many gamers in China.”