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TGS 2015: Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

Seven of the ten winners launching on PS4

Sony's presence at TGS 2015 this week was pretty darn impressive, as it dominated the headlines with a slew of announcements. And the Japanese market appears to have responded, with a gaggle of PlayStation 4 titles leaving the show with awards. Winners included: Star Wars Battlefront, Star Ocean 5:...

TGS 2015: PS4 Price Drop Announced for Japan

PS4 Price Drop Announced for Japan

How low can you go?

Sony's having no problem shifting PlayStation 4s around the world, but Japan has been reluctant to adopt the new-gen system. It's perhaps no surprise to see the console reduced in the region, then, with today's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference confirming that the device's asking price will drop from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980...

TGS 2015: The PS4 Is Getting Coloured Faceplates in Japan

The PS4 Is Getting Coloured Faceplates in Japan

Brighten things up

We've always thought that Sony would be smart to release a load of custom faceplates for the PlayStation 4 and let people pick and choose how they want their console to look - and the company's finally giving this idea a try. Kind of. The initiative will only be available in Japan for the moment, and the covers themselves will...

News: Japan's Getting Yet Another Limited Edition PS4

Japan's Getting Yet Another Limited Edition PS4

Fit for a prince

Adding to the copious amount of limited edition consoles already available in Japan is a newly announced Arslan: The Warriors of Legend PlayStation 4, which is based upon the upcoming hack and slash title from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force. Perhaps it's not worth getting too excited over, though, as the machine's simply...

News: Metal Gear Solid V's Japanese Commercial Makes Less Sense Than a Hideo Kojima Game

Metal Gear Solid V's Japanese Commercial Makes Less Sense Than a Hideo Kojima Game

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What the hell is this? Sony's put out a commercial for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in Japan, and it's even more bizarre than the Batman: Arkham Knight one from earlier in the year. In the ad, a man and woman walk down a wedding aisle in cardboard boxes. This is obviously a play on Big Boss' infamous invisibility cloak. Later in the...

News: Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Could it be London Studio's next title?

Hardware: Rivals – a new game name supposedly registered by Sony in Japan – sounds like it should be PlayStation's take on that wacky Dreamcast role-playing release that depicted the demise of SEGA, but there's greater evidence to suggest that it's the next title from London Studio. We're going to assume...

Japanese Sales Charts: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Kept You Waiting, Huh?

Fortunately, there's not much to see here

Once again, there's nothing doing in the Japanese sales charts – well, unless you're fascinated by the evergreen nature of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Actually, the PlayStation 4 is proving a bit of an oddity in the East at the moment; it's not selling well by any stretch of the imagination, but it's...

News: Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4

Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4

"We're jealous of Europe and US for the high rate of PS4 sales"

While the PlayStation 4 is breaking sales records all over the globe, Japan is proving a particularly tough nut to crack. With the nation becoming increasingly enamoured with smartphones, Sony's really finding it difficult to get consumers to pay attention to its new console. And one...

News: In Japan, Sony Will Engrave Your PS Vita for a Fee

In Japan, Sony Will Engrave Your PS Vita for a Fee

Especially for you

Engraved jewellery is not uncommon in the Western world; engraved video game consoles are. Still, the latter very much appears to be a thing in Japan, as Sony has launched a PlayStation Vita engraving service in its homeland, which will cost you ¥500 ($4) per character. This means that getting 'Push Square' emblazoned on your...