Sony Computer Entertainment have delayed the launches of both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in China, just three days before that were due to hit the market.
In a statement released by the company, ”various circumstances” are the sole reason given to the delay. Meanwhile a company source told Reuters ”that prolonged negotiations with Chinese authorities were part of the reason for the delay”.
No new launch window has been confirmed, however Sony apparently ”remain committed” to launching the hardware in China and promises they will launch at a later date.
The consoles were originally scheduled to launch on January 11th, and would become Sony’s first consoles to launch in China after a 14-year long ban, brought in to protect the well-being of children against perceived corruption, was lifted to allow foreign consoles to be sold within the country.
The delay of Sony’s console mirrors Microsoft’s similar actions when they delayed the launch of the Xbox One back in September, giving similarly vague reasons as to why the decision was made.