Sony Corp. this week said it will set up two joint ventures with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group to make and market Playstation video games and software in China.
One joint venture will manage the Playstation hardware business and the other will manage the software business.
Video game hardware was banned in China since 2000. The ban of video game hardware in Shanghai’s free trade zone was lifted in Jan. 2014.
The Playstation 4 has sold more than seven million units in global territories.
The sales mark is as of Apr. 6, 2014.
PS4 software sales have totaled 20.5 million units worldwide.
In addition, users have utilized the Share feature more than 135 million times, and more than 4.9 million gameplay broadcasts have been streamed from the PS4 via Twitch and Ustream applications.
The PS4 is sold at $399.99.
The hardware utilizes a PC-like architecture with a x86-based AMD Jaguar 8-core CPU, a 1.84 TLFOPS AMD next-generation Radeon GPU, and GDDR5 8GB RAM. In addition, the hardware features a 6X Blu-ray disc drive, USB 3.0 interface, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, and digital output.