Date
24 November 2017
Sony's flagship PlayStation 4 will start sales in the mainland next Friday, joining Microsoft's XBox One which has had a head start in the market. Photo: WSJ
Sony's flagship PlayStation 4 will start sales in the mainland next Friday, joining Microsoft's XBox One which has had a head start in the market. Photo: WSJ

Sony launches PlayStation 4 in China next week

Sony Corp. will start selling its flagship PlayStation 4 videogame console in mainland China after weeks of delay.

It said the top selling gear will be released in the mainland on Friday next week, along with its handheld Vita device, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Play Station 4 has sold more than 20 million units, the report said, citing the Japanese entertainment giant.

The solid performance has prompted chief executive Kazuo Hirai to invest further in the device in the next few years.

Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One is already available in mainland China while Nintendo Co. has not announced any plans to sell its Wii U console in the world’s second largest economy.

Along with the consoles, several local game titles will also be made available, Sony said.

It initially planned to start in January but put the plan off due to last-minute requests from Chinese authorities.

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