Hong Kong headlines

PS4 to launch in Hong Kong in mid-December

Sony has confirmed the PlayStation 4 will release in Hong Kong simultaneously with its Korean launch, suggesting Taiwan and Singapore will also see the new console next month.

  • Xbox One policy change will not impact Asian launch window

    Xbox One’s DRM, used game and 24-hour log in policies were dropped last night, and the big changed will not impact the console’s Asian launch plans, Microsoft has confirmed.

  • Cerulean Blue, Shimmer Pink 3DS coming to Hong Kong and Taiwan

    Check out these vivid new 3DS varieties Nintendo has lined up for Hong Kong and Taiwan. The system launches in both territories in September, and will apparently do so in style in Cerulean Blue and Shimmer Pink, alongside the new 3DS XL. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Pacific launch set for March 1

    Oh happy day, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. BioWare delivers unto you the biggest MMORPG of 2011.

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss Hong Kong version is import-friendly

    Those looking to grab a Vita ahead of its Western release will be relieved to know there’s at least one import-friendly launch game. IGN reports the Hong Kong version of Uncharted: Golden Abyss will support both Chinese and English – it’s not clear whether this refers to subtitles or dubbing, but you will at least […]

  • Vita pre-orders cause Hong Kong phooey

    Pre-orders have gone live for Vita in Hong Kong, apparently creating a level of delirium intense enough “jam” online stores and “mob” retail outlets, according to a Joystiq-filtered Engadget China report.

  • Rumour - PS Vita to release in Asia November 12

    The latest rumour puts the Vita down for a release before the end of the year in Japan and beyond, with a Western release to follow in March 2012.

  • Alternate online pricing for StarCraft II announced for Southeast Asia

    Those keen on playing StarCraft II in Southeast Asia are being given different fee-based options by Blizzard in order to take their game online.

  • Report: Japanese 360 price cut imminent

    Microsoft is to hold a press conference in Japan tomorrow in order to announce Asian 360 price cuts, according to Microsoft Hong Kong’s Julie Leong, NetworkWorld reports. According to that piece, parts of Asia-Pacific will begin enjoying dropped 360s on on September 10. The SRP of an Elite will be lowered by around 28 percent […]

  • Sony throwing worldwide launch party for PS3 Slim in Hong Kong

    Sony Hong Kong has announced they are to hold a worldwide launch party for the PS3 Slim on September 1. They will be the first country to get the Slim in the world, and will kick off the launch day from 6pm HK time with a midnight launch obviously included. It’ll retail for £249/$299/€299 in […]

  • Warhammer Online gets Asian launch next week

    Warhammer Online is to launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau next week via GigaMedia’s FunTown game platform, Kotaku reports. The Mythic MMO currently has around 300,000 subs in the US.

  • PSP to get Asian makeover

    Siliconera reports that SCEA (Asia) is releasing “Radiant Red” and “Vibrant Blue” PSPs. The new models will cost $1,380 Hong Kong Dollars (approx. €130) and will almost definitely never ever leave Eastern shores so you can look,. but you can’t touch. Bit more through the link. Thanks, Kotaku. By Mike Bowden

  • Home hitting Asia this "fall"

    Sony’s put out a press release saying Home will release in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan in “fall 2008”. There’s going to be a closed beta in “mid-September,” apparently. Full thing after the drop. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • US PC sales charts, June 29 - July 6

    Diablo Battle Chest makes a triumphant return to the US PC sales charts following the announcement of Diablo III at the Blizzard Invitional in Paris, but it only manages second place to The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff at number one. Top ten below: The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff Diablo Battle Chest Spore Creature […]