China lines up for Sony's console

Nick Doerr
N. Doerr|07.31.06

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Nick Doerr
July 31st, 2006
China lines up for Sony's console
China's biggest gaming convention, China Joy (held in Shanghai), apparently garnered droves of people to sit around and stare at the PS3. We say sit and stare because the PS3 reverted to video form only -- nothing could be touched (another indicator that what we saw at E3 was a very basic build and the Tokyo Game Show will rock our world?). Most of the footage was actually of the PS3 at E3, but there may have been some new stuff thanks to PS3 Theater.

As IGN pointed out, the silly thing is that unless Sony can work around the Chinese government and customs, the PS3 may never be released there at all. Peking has a law that limits, if not eliminates, the sale of video games and overseas consoles (maybe some games put down Communism... definately not those war-based FPS's... since there are only about five of those released. Per day.). SCE Asia is trying to work around the problem as it would clearly be a good source of sales, what with the interest it got at China Joy. Go for it, Sony! Take down those barriers.
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