The PlayStation 4 has a new release date in China. After seeing the system's planned January launch scuttled due to "various factors", Sony today announced that the PS4 and the PlayStation Vita would both hit shelves in China on March 20.
Sony is a little late to the market this time around, as Microsoft's Xbox One has been on sale in the region since last September. That launch was likewise subjected to a last-minute delay, albeit one that only lasted a week rather than several months.
Barring another delay, the PS4 will join the Xbox One as the first systems released in China since the government temporarily lifted a ban on consoles in January of last year. While the ban is gone, the government still stipulates that any consoles sold in China must be built in Shanghai's free trade zone.