Planetside2 Launches in China, and it's HUGE!

PlanetSide 2 China has surpassed North America in release numbers and concurrent numbers within less than eight hours of launch.

Back in January last year, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and the PlanetSide 2 team announced their partnership with Chinese publisher, The9. Based on this company's past operations, it should be responsible for not only launching the game in China, as well as potentially developing content. The9 also owns a large stake to another large up-and-coming game, FireFall, and they should be marketing the game in China, as well as being the previous distributor of Blizzard's World of Warcraft in the region.

PlanetSide 2 has been fully released in China as of June 25th.

It seems like Sony Online Entertainment's choice has paid off, big time. The president of SOE, John Smedley, has announced on his twitter that PlanetSide 2, although it had just launched just over eight hours prior, has already seen bigger numbers in China than they ever have seen in their North American launch and release.

Here's the official site for Planetside 2 in China.

Here's a link to John Smedley's Tweet.


Published Jun. 25th 2013
  • hentaiojosama
    I read that they have "indulgence laws" in China that only allow them to play a game for 4 hours a day, and that made me very sad. PS2 won't log them out at least, but after 4 hours they will not earn any XP.
  • Chad "Chuina" Albritton
    You know what they say, "Size. Does. Matter" lol
  • DeadlyMountain_3969
    wow, this is pretty awesome because china dosent get very many games, good for them !

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