Nearly half a year after setting up a joint venture with Chinese partner Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, Sony is planning to release its flagship consoles PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on the Chinese market on January 11. As the day is fast approaching, early reviews of the consoles indicate that PS4 and PS Vita will not be region-locked when they are launched in China.

[Update 1] Sony announced in a statement on Jan. 8 that the company will postpone the sales of PS4 in China due to “various factors”, according Reuters. The new sale date has not yet been determined.

[Update 2] Sony announced on March 10 that  PS4 and PS Vita will be released in Chinese market on March 20.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.