Sony Blames China’s Censorship Rules for Limited Sales

on September 17, 2015 8:23 AM

China lifted a 14-year ban on game consoles in 2014, which allowed Sony and Microsoft to release their own platforms there.

Even though it has been more than a year since it launched, China’s censorship rules are limiting the PS4 sales, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Andrew House.

House believes that these rules are “time-consuming,” since they have to adjust some stuff to make it suitable.

“We are still challenged somewhat with a censorship regime that we have to work with. This can be time-consuming,”

He knows that the launch sales aren’t great, but he sees “tremendous potential for gaming as an entertainment medium in China.”

“I don’t think it has been a kind of a rocket launch start.”

China’s censorship mostly prevents anything that “promotes obscenity, drug use or violence,” which is a whole category of games out there.

 /  Staff Writer
My main and favorite thing to do in my life is play video games on my PS4 and admire the work that has been done in each game whether it's an AAA or an indie. Games are games no matter how many people develop it, it's the passion and hard work behind it. I am a crazy fan of Game of Thrones and love to read National Geographic magazines.