Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 video game console went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020, but it has yet to launch in mainland China. Photo: Chris Chang Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 video game console went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020, but it has yet to launch in mainland China. Photo: Chris Chang
Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 video game console went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020, but it has yet to launch in mainland China. Photo: Chris Chang
Video gaming

Nintendo Switch, Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles vanish from Chinese e-commerce platforms amid smuggling crackdown

  • Online and offline vendors have closed or removed listings for many imported consoles and games amid a new smuggling crackdown this week
  • Chinese gamers have long turned to the grey market hardware to buy censored games or new consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

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Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 video game console went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020, but it has yet to launch in mainland China. Photo: Chris Chang Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 video game console went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020, but it has yet to launch in mainland China. Photo: Chris Chang
Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 video game console went on sale in Hong Kong on November 19, 2020, but it has yet to launch in mainland China. Photo: Chris Chang
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