Where are the English PS4 Games?

There are thousands of awesome video games on Baopals, and over 1,500 PS4 Games to choose from.

As a PS4 owner myself, I worried that when I came to China I'd have a hard time finding English PS4 games. As typical laowai, many of us aren't quite ready to play Spider-Man with the characters speaking Chinese.

Fortunately, we don't have to. PS4 games made in English keep their English language content when adapted for the Chinese market. If you look at the back of a PS4 game purchased here in China, you'll normally see the following:

You can actually see that on the product images if you have hawk eyes and squint real hard.

If the games have English, why do we only see "Traditional Chinese" or "Simplified Chinese" as the language classification on the product page?

This is because the product information is written by the sellers themselves - in this case the store owners on Taobao and Tmall. Who shops on Taobao and Tmall? Chinese speakers, that's who. The sellers are stocking the English + Chinese version of the games, but marking it as Chinese simply to notify their Chinese customers that it includes the Chinese language.

So there you have it! And if you ever have any doubts about a particular game or other item, feel free to use the product Q&A to ask us to confirm details with the seller.

Pro tip #1: If you're searching a specific game title, you'll probably want to deselect "Translate my search" so your search terms don't get auto-translated to Chinese.

Pro tip #2: If you're buying a PS4 console, go with the Hong Kong or US Edition so that your console can have an English interface. Also better PlayStation Stores!

Game on.