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Sony Expands PlayStation Business to China

Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it will launch its PlayStation business in the People’s Republic of China on January 11, 2015.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Launches PlayStation® Business In People’s Republic Of China With Release Of PlayStation®4 And PlayStation®Vita On January 11, 2015

Launch Offers Chinese Gamers the Ultimate Entertainment Experience Only Possible on PlayStation, Delivering Completely New Ways to Play

TOKYO, Dec. 11, 2014 — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it will launch the PlayStation® business in the People’s Republic of China on January 11, 2015, with the release of  PlayStation®4 (PS4™) (CUH-1000 series) for 2,899 RMB and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) (PCH-2000 series) for 1,299 RMB.

Along with the release of PS4 and PS Vita, SCE will offer a robust after-sales service to ensure Chinese users have a smooth and positive experience on PlayStation.

“PS4 is expanding at the fastest rate in PlayStation hardware history, and the global gaming community is enjoying the ultimate entertainment experience only available on PlayStation,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are delighted that we are able to fully launch our business in China, which is a market with great potential.  We look forward to delivering exciting software, convenient services and entertainment experiences only possible on PlayStation to the many gamers in China.”

Along with SCE Worldwide Studios, 70 third party software developers and publishers are planned to deliver a steady stream of software titles to gamers in China.  Additionally, a variety of exciting titles such as King of Wushu (Suzhou Snail Digital Technology CO., Ltd), Mr. Pumpkin Adventure (Shanghai Youju Information Technology Co., Ltd) and One Tap Hero (Shanghai Kena Information Technology Co., Ltd) created by Chinese game developers will be available on PlayStation.

Furthermore, in cooperation with and business partner Shanghai Oriental Pearl SUOLE Culture Development Ltd., SCE will actively provide support to Chinese game developers to bring their content to PlayStation platforms.

SCE will continue to further expand the PlayStation platform to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.


Product name PlayStation®4
Color Jet Black

Glacier White

Product code Jet Black: CUH-1109A B01

Glacier White: CUH-1109A B02

Release date January 11, 2015
Recommended retail price 2,899 RMB
Main processor Single-chip custom processor

CPU :  x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”,  8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS,  AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics


Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size 500GB Hard disk drive*1
External dimensions Approx.  275×53×305 mm (width × height × length)

(tentative, excludes largest projection)

Mass Approx. 2.8 kg
BD/ DVD drive

(read only)

BD × 6 CAV


Input/ Output Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port × 2

AUX port × 1

Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) ×1

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output HDMI out port


Included PlayStation®4 system × 1

Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4) × 1

Mono headset × 1

AC power cord × 1

HDMI cable × 1

USB cable × 1

*1 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in this document.
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

PlayStation®Vita PCH-2000

Platform name PlayStation®Vita
Color Black


Product code Black: PCH-2009 ZA11

White: PCH-2009 ZA12

Release date January 11, 2015
RRP 1,299 RMB
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
Main memory 512MB
External Dimensions Approx. 183.6 x 85.1 x 15.0 mm (width x length x height) (excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 219g

(Touch screen)

5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, LCD

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera

Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)

Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)

Sound Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone

Motion sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless communications IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Internal memory card 1GB*1
Slots/Ports PlayStation®Vita card slot

Memory card slot

Micro USB port (Type B) (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication),

Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])

Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh

AC adaptor: DC 5V

Included PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi model PCH-2000 series x 1

USB cable x 1

AC adapter x 1

AC power cord x 1

Printed materials x 1

*1 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in this document.
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.

List of Third Party Game Developers and Publishers
Planned to Deliver Software for PlayStation

As of December 11, 2014
(in alphabetical order of developer/publisher)

Beijing Chukong Technology Co. Ltd
Beijing Pixel Software Technology Joint-Stock Co.,Ltd
Beijing S-Game Software Technology CO.,LTD
Beijing SparkCube Co.,Ltd
CIRCLE Entertainment LTD
CottonGame  Network Technology Co., Ltd. Shanghai
Guang Zhou Net Ease Interactive Entertainment Co., Ltd
Kami Neko Studio
LinekongInteractiveCo., Ltd.
Onipunks (Beijing) Software Ltd.
Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
Phoenix Publishing & Media, Inc.
Quakegame Limited(PRC)
Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd
Shanghai Kena Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Muhe Network Technology Co.,
Shanghai The9 Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Youju Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Shen Zhen Ao Le Yi Jie Computer Software Limited Corporation
Suzhou Snail Digital Technology CO., Ltd
TianJin YiLong Network Technology Co.Ltd.
Westhouse Corporation Limited
Ying Pei Digital Technology (Shanghai) Co., Limited
Yushi Games Shanghai Co., LTD

26 companies in total

Eastasiasoft Limited.
F K Digital PTY. Ltd.
GungHo Online Entertainment Inc.
HAMSTER Corporation
International Games System Co., Ltd.
JOYCITY Corporation
Kadokawa Games, Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment
Marvelous Inc.
Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd
Rayark Inc.
Sega Corporation
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

21 companies in total

Abstraction Games B. V.
Atomicom Limited
Bethesda Softworks LLC.
Big Ant Studios
Black Forest Games GmbH
Bloober Team S.A.
CI Games S.A.
Disney Interactive Studios
Electronic Arts Inc.
Farsight Studios
Focus Home Interactive
Frozenbyte Oy.
FuturLab Ltd.
Gaijin Entertainment
Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd.
Image & Form
MILESTONES co., ltd.
Nordic Games GmbH
Paradox Interactive
Sony DADC US Inc.
Take-Two Interactive
Ubisoft Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

25 companies in total