Tag Archives: china

Sony blames censorship blamed for soft Chinese PS4 sales

We don’t know how many games consoles have been sold in China – but the noises coming from Sony suggest it isn’t as many as had been hoped. SCE CEO Andrew House has told Reuters that the region’s famously strict censorship rules have proved a hurdle for PS4 in the …

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Now PS4 gets a Chinese price cut

Sony has followed news of a price cut for PS4 in Japan by announcing that the machine’s Chinese price is also being reduced. Analyst Serkan Toto spotted a Chinese language press release confirming that the machine will October 1st drop from CNY 2,800 (284) to CNY 2,399 (244). That’s a …

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Panda TV aims to be the Chinese competitor to Twitch

The son of China’s richest man is launching a live streaming site that could soon rival Amazon-owned service Twitch. Panda TV is being backed by Wang Sicong, local online celebrity and son of Wang Jianlin, who is estimated to be worth $26.5 billion (Forbes, via VentureBeat). Sicong will serve as …

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New Chinese consoles manages to rip off PS4, Xbox One and Ouya

Meet the Ouye, a crowdfunded Chinese console that takes more than a little inspiration from three existing machines. The name, obviously, comes from the now defunct Ouya Android box. The console is clearly modelled on the PS4 (with a grill that looks like it was ripped directly off an Xbox …

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Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Apple’s newfound dominance of the Chinese smartphone market may already be a thing of the past. Recent successes in the region have helped Apple to some record results, with the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus proving a big hit in the highly lucrative Asian market. However, analyst Canalys …

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22Cans is bringing Godus to China

Godus may have sparked controversy in its home territory, but that hasn’t stopped 22cans taking the title to new markets. The studio has today announced a new partnership with Chinese web and mobile games publisher LongTu Games, which will see Godus localised and published across various app stores in China. …

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Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

The temporary lifting of the ban on video games console sales in China is to be made permanent. The Wall Street Journal reports that the temporary easing of restrictions introduced last year is also to be eased, allowing foreign companies to manufacture and sell games and hardware anywhere in the …

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