House added that the PS4 delay has no effect on Sony's partnership with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group to produce the consoles for China. However, the delay does jeopardize Sony's "go-to-market strategy" for the PS4, House said, though he did not offer any more details about what he meant.
House went on to say that he is confident that the PS4 launch snag will be overcome shortly, adding that the delay should have no effect on Sony's overall PS4 sales expectations for the year.
Sony rival Microsoft also ran into some issues with the rollout of its newest console in China. The Xbox One suffered a last-minute delay, going on sale September 28 instead of its originally scheduled September 23 launch date.
When it is finally released in China, the PS4 will sell for 2,899 RMB ($468), while the PS Vita will go for 1,299 RMB ($210). In addition to support from Sony's internal studios, a total of 70 third-party developers and publishers are lined up to create a "steady stream" of games for the Chinese market, Sony said in December.