Sony: "Considerable Demand" For PlayStation 4 In Japan
The slick new PlayStation 4 has yet to launch in Japan, as bizarre as that may seem.
So, are console gamers in the Land of the Rising Sun all amped up for Sony's new console? Sony president Kazuo Hirai seems to think so.
During a new SankeiBiz interview (as translated by DaulShockers), the Sony boss spoke about how the PS4 became the fastest-selling console in the brand's history in the US. He also mentioned current Japanese demand for the system:
"As for the sales situation in the West, it’s the fastest of PlayStation History. We were able to send units before the launch to ensure stock was good. In Japan we’ll launch in February this year and we’re already accepting preorders. There’s considerable demand."
We would hope there's "considerable demand." Microsoft has never had much success selling the Xbox platform in Japan and although Nintendo always has a firm footing in that region, PlayStation often does very well. Once that launch kicks off, we might get a better idea of where the PS4 and Xbox One stand in the worldwide versus match-up. Globally, I don't see how Microsoft can win this generation...
1/4/2014 4:20:40 PM Ben Dutka