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Sony PS5 Officially Launching in China in Q2 2021

Sony China has announced that it will be officially launching the next-gen PS5 console in mainland China in the second quarter of 2021. Tatsuo Eguchi, the president of SIE Shanghai, and Soeda Takehito, the vice-chairman of the group, confirmed the news today in a special Chinese New Year greetings video. At present, if you want to buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X in China, you’ll have to import it from another country.

The official Chinese variant of the PS5 will have its online services region-locked similar to the local Steam version. The PS5 hardware was approved for sale in December (3C Certification for two models: CFI-1009A, Disc, and CFI-1009B, Digital) and now the software is being probed.

The PS5 has been green-lit for launch in PRC just a few months after the US/EU launch. In comparison, the PS4 was launched in China a year and a half after the global release. The Xbox Series X|S has also been given the 3C Certification on the 17th of November, and the official announcement should follow shortly.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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