Sony put the brakes on the PlayStation 4’s date with China, after delaying sales of the system just days ahead of its scheduled January 11 launch. In a statement provided toReuters, the company said it was holding the PS4 back due to “various factors,” and that a new date was yet to be decided. Additionally, Sony Computer Entertainment spokeswoman Kaede Bun told Bloomberg, “The [Chinese] government asked us for final adjustments, which will take some time, so we decided to delay the launch date.”
The PS4 was due to finally launch in China this week, after the country lifted its 14-year ban on consoles just over a year to the day. It’s unclear from this morning’s reports if the Vita, which was also due to launch on January 11, is to receive a similar delay.