As noted by Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, the mainland China version of the PS5 will almost certainly have some kind of region lock when it launches. As with the Nintendo Switch launch in the country, there are very specific approval processes that must be gone through in order to launch hardware and software in China. It is likely that software approvals are currently in motion given the impending launch of the hardware.
PlayStation 5 hardware was originally approved for sale back in December and final preparations are currently underway, including the relevant approval of software.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 8, 2021
The PS4 originally launched in March 2015 for China, so PS5 will be faster. https://t.co/nmECC9GRMk
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