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News: Wait, the PS4's Not Dead in Japan After All?

Wait, the PS4's Not Dead in Japan After All?

Signs of life

With smartphones and dedicated handhelds ruling the roost in Japan, it’s been a difficult first year for the PlayStation 4 in its home nation. While the device definitely hasn’t flopped in Sony’s domestic territory, it’s struggled to make its mark, with multiformat titles selling better on the PlayStation 3 – and the next-gen...

News: God Eater 2: Rage Burst Gobbles Up a Custom PS4, Vita, and PlayStation TV

God Eater 2: Rage Burst Gobbles Up a Custom PS4, Vita, and PlayStation TV

Deity delicacy

We hope that you’re hungry, because God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be scoring a sizeable helping of hardware treats. Due out alongside the re-release early next year, Sony has prepared a line of custom PlayStation 4, Vita, and even PlayStation TV consoles, which will be available in limited quantities from its official Japanese store...

News: Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Vekta-ory

PlayStation Plus’ selection of "free" software has been underfire for a little while now, with subscribers dissatisfied with the roster of indie games making up each month’s PlayStation 4 lineup. However, the platform holder has already stressed that this will change starting in December, with superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among...

Talking Point: Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Land of the rising fun

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show causes something of a dilemma at Push Square Towers. As the last high profile game convention in our calendar, we’re obliged to cover it, of course – but it’s always a difficult thing to prepare for. Regional issues make it challenging for us to, for example, put together predictions...

News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...

News: This Tacky The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Is Exclusive to Japan

This Tacky The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Is Exclusive to Japan

Probably for the best

Y’know how The Last of Us Remastered tween Ellie laughs hysterically at bad jokes in Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus? Well, we’re having a similar impulse in regards to this Japan exclusive custom PlayStation 4 hardware bundle. Much like the Frozen unit, it sports a laser printed hard drive face plate rather than any...

News: You'll Be Able to Cool Off with This Fashionable Frozen PS4

You'll Be Able to Cool Off with This Fashionable Frozen PS4

Well chill

Sony's custom Glacier White PlayStation 4 may be ice cold, but Japan's latest hardware option is Frozen. This special shell sports Anna and Elsa artwork from the popular Disney movie, as well as lots of pretty snowflakes. Much like the Yakuza and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes units from launch, this is not a completely unique console...