PlayStation 4 in China: Why Sony is willing to put up with piracy and communist red tape

Sony’s launch of the PlayStation 4 in China has the potential to be huge.

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ColManischewitz1304d ago

Why do I picture the Chinese government as mobsters?

Umb1303d ago

Because maybe they are in a sense.

Its not a communist government but a totalitarian in reality. If it was a true communist country, you would not a have the hundreds of billionaires and millionaires in China currently.

deantak1304d ago

The Chinese government has made sister companies out of Microsoft and Sony

midnightambler1304d ago

I honestly can't see Sony or Microsoft making a huge impact in China.


There's almost 1.4 billion reasons for you being wrong. Just gaze upon the size of that population, if consoles interest as little as 2% of all Chinese, that's already better than if everyone in Australia was a gamer.

Halo2ODST21303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

Yes, because everyone in China has the "potential" ability to buy those consoles, uh, cool story bro...
you know, just like everyone in a disaster ridden country also has the "potential" to buy expensive leisure goods,

BiggerBoss1303d ago

India has about the same population as China, yet consoles still dont sell well there. China may be different, but a bigger population doesnt necessarily equal more sales.

Kribwalker1303d ago

Calm your horses, first even Sony has low expectations

The reasoning is that the average salary for a worker in China is under $6k a year. They can hardly pay for living expenses let alone a luxury like a game console.

Don't believe me look it up

HentaiMasterRace1303d ago

I would laugh if they accept Vita more than the PS4.

Pogmathoin1303d ago

Yet Sony and others do not mind that beauracracy to hide behind when cheap labour and bad human rights help to build it cheap.....

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