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News: Japan May Be Handheld Land, But It Still Wants the PS4

Japan May Be Handheld Land, But It Still Wants the PS4

Greatness awaits

There’s a reason that Sony is using plenty of ammunition to promote the PlayStation Vita in Japan, and that’s because the region can’t get enough of handhelds. The astronomical sales of the Nintendo 3DS compared to the muted numbers attached to the Wii U and PlayStation 3 show how trends have changed – but there may yet be...

News: Sony: PlayStation 4 to Become Our Main Focus in Japan

Sony: PlayStation 4 to Become Our Main Focus in Japan

Firm to turn its attention to its freshest flagship format

Sony is well known for supporting its older systems long after their successors arrive – after all, it only ceased production on the PlayStation 2 this time last year. However, judging by comments made by SCEJ executive Hiroshi Kawano, it may be planning a much swifter transition from...

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Keeps Plodding Along

PS Vita Keeps Plodding Along

Handheld keeping its head above water

The holidays have come to a conclusion in Japan, but the PlayStation Vita has held on fairly well. Naturally, it couldn’t sustain its stellar performance from the week prior, but the portable platform still managed to shift just shy of 30,000 units – and that’s without any major software releases to back...

News: Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Wait, Japan Almost Got the PlayStation 4 First?

Missed it by that much

A few days ago, we reported on a decidedly average Japanese advertisement for Sony's next-gen marvel. Apart from its patently ho-hum premise, the biggest problem with the commercial was that it almost seemed to antagonise the long suffering Japanese public over the fact that they won't be getting the shiny black box until...

News: PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars Sheds Its Shackles at Jump Festa

PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars Sheds Its Shackles at Jump Festa

On parole

Now that Media Molecule’s adorable paper-based platformer Tearaway has been tossed onto store shelves, the release schedule for the PlayStation Vita is looking a little bleak. Fortunately, there are new titles on the horizon, including Japan Studio’s co-operative demon slayer Freedom Wars, which is due out at some point in 2014. It...

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

Gran Turismo 6 takes pole position

Sony may be considering ways in which it can broadcast PS Vita TV overseas, but we reckon those plans may be shelved soon if the diminutive device doesn’t pick up the pace in its home territory. After a miserable first month on the market, the micro-console has now slumped to just 3,772 sales in Japan according...