The program holder mentioned “various variables” for the delay, but a local business source told Reuters drawn-out negotiations with Chinese authorities were part of the main reason for pushing back the console’s release.
Sony announced last month that it intended to launch Vita and PS4 on January 11, with the house console priced at 2,899 RMB (GBP309/$467).
The business plans to release numerous titles particularly for the Chinese marketplace, as well as games accessible other lands including Final Fantasy X, pending government approval.
Microsoft teamed up with IPTV company BesTV to establish Xbox One in China in September following a similar last-minute delay. With hardware packages beginning at 3,699 RMB (GBP395/$595), Xbox One sales reportedly surpassed 100,000 units during the console’s first week of availability.