An employee prepares the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console for a customer on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Japan on November 12, 2020. Sony announced the launch of its next-generation console in mainland China on Thursday. Photo: AFP An employee prepares the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console for a customer on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Japan on November 12, 2020. Sony announced the launch of its next-generation console in mainland China on Thursday. Photo: AFP
An employee prepares the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console for a customer on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Japan on November 12, 2020. Sony announced the launch of its next-generation console in mainland China on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Sony’s PlayStation 5 officially launches in China, but consumers fear supplies running out, games may face censorship

  • The PlayStation 5 is available for pre-order and launches in mainland China on May 15, six months after its global release
  • The launch follows Chinese authorities’ crackdown on smuggled video games and consoles to comply with the government’s strict content regulations

Topic |   Video gaming
An employee prepares the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console for a customer on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Japan on November 12, 2020. Sony announced the launch of its next-generation console in mainland China on Thursday. Photo: AFP An employee prepares the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console for a customer on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Japan on November 12, 2020. Sony announced the launch of its next-generation console in mainland China on Thursday. Photo: AFP
An employee prepares the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console for a customer on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Japan on November 12, 2020. Sony announced the launch of its next-generation console in mainland China on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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