It seems Sony and Microsoft have a slew of good news post Chinese New Years. The Chinese State Administration of Film, Radio, Television, Press and Publication has approved a bevy of video games for publication in the People's Republic of China.
This story originally appeared on the China Daily Website.
Yesterday in Beijing, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi revealed the Mi Box Mini, an Android TV-like device that can play games.
Like the Xbox One months before it, Sony's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita have been delayed in China until further notice. The reasoning behind the delay? Sony needs to resubmit its business plans to the Chinese government.
If Chinese media reports are to be believed, Sony's PlayStation 4 will cost less than the Xbox One when it launches in China, just like it did everywhere else in the world.
The first mainstream video game console to launch in China in over 13 years has just been delayed. The Xbox One won't be sold in China starting tomorrow—instead, it'll be released sometime before the end of 2014.
Many game developers are rushing towards mobile phones as a place to release their games. Nintendo, however, has preferred to stick close to its own gaming hardware. Which is why it's so odd that Nintendo characters appeared at this mobile phone booth at the recent China Joy gaming expo.
Last week during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Huawei, Chinese hardware maker and subject of international security concerns, showed off their newest toy — the Huawei TRON. According to the Chinese media, the TRON can supposedly play PS3 games. PS3 games that have been set for the Huawei TRON.
Whereas most of the media in the world focusing on China last week was interested in the random disappearance of the new President to be, gamers in China were wondering if the console ban would soon be lifted. However despite all the wishing and praying the Chinese government's Ministry of Culture came out last week…