Japan centric gaming
It seems sort of strange that Sony, a Japanese company, would release their next-gen console later in their own market than in the rest of the world. However, there is method in their madness – they’re waiting for a launch lineup that would make Japanese consumers buy the PS4.

Speaking to Eurogamer at the Tokyo Game Show, Mark Cerny explained that Western developers were more aggressive about next-gen console development:

“Sony just wants to make sure that when PlayStation 4 launches in Japan there is a good line-up of titles for Japan. Perhaps you could say that a few western developers have been more aggressive in readying titles for the hardware.”

This isn’t because Japanese developers are lazy or disinterested. Shuhei Yoshida explained that other devices are more popular in Japan:

“Compared to that, Japan is completely different. It’s more portable-heavy, but the PS3 is catching up. Of course, after we announced PS4 in February, luckily publishers are showing an interest. But it’s a completely different picture of readiness compared to Western publishers.”

So, what launch titles can we expect to hear about from Sony as we approach the Japanese release? The Last Guardian, or maybe just an update for Japan World Cup 3. As much as I love JRPGs, I always get a bit nervous at the mention of Japan-centric games – some of them are truly bizarre.

Last Updated: September 23, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

45 Comments

  1. Umar Jaeger

    September 23, 2013 at 09:45

    Ahh….TLG……How I wish this game would be released and make me feel something again

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 23, 2013 at 09:54

      GTAV is making me feel something even though it’s not Japanese. I was driving like mad and a coyote was running over the road. So I swerved and plowed into three people. I realized that I like animals more than humans.

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      • Umar Jaeger

        September 23, 2013 at 09:58

        LOL GTA knows you better than you know yourself. And many western games has made feel something, TLOU for example, but NOTHING…and I mean NOOOTHING will ever make feel Team ICO emotions like a Team ICO game

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 23, 2013 at 10:05

          Still have Shadow of the Colossus on my console, just need to play it again ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • Umar Jaeger

            September 23, 2013 at 10:12

            PSN + FTW lol

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 23, 2013 at 10:29

            That game was amazing! They really should make a new one. The last guardian I hope comes to ps4.

      • calida

        September 23, 2013 at 12:42

        That’s right, GTAV makes you feel crazy…

        MยญAยญXยญ52.cยญoยญm

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  2. Jakster

    September 23, 2013 at 09:55

    People bought the PS3 hoping TLG would be realeased ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 23, 2013 at 10:04

      Yeah Sony dropped the ball on that. Heavy Rain, The Last of US and the other titles released by them hardly seemed to deem the console worth buying.

      Does FoxOne know you are using his avatar picture? Or is to bothersome to switch between both accounts(that we know of) just so that you can upvote yourself when trolling?

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 23, 2013 at 10:12

      WTF!!! I don’t post here for a week and you take my profile picture? Not cool. Anyway, I’ve gotten a newer badass profile pic!!!!

      Reply

      • Umar Jaeger

        September 23, 2013 at 10:16

        Foc McCloud of the Clan McCloud ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Brian Murphy

        September 23, 2013 at 17:19

        So does that mean you’ve given up on the Xbox One, and are going to buy the Wii-U now?

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 23, 2013 at 17:40

          Foxie is all about the PC now… ๐Ÿ™ We used to be console brothers, now.. he’s joined the master race, and I’m but merely a peasant.

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          • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

            September 23, 2013 at 19:10

            The console world still has a grip on me in the form of TLOU and Beyond 2 Souls Jimmy ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          September 23, 2013 at 19:09

          I already has me a Wii U that’s collecting dust ๐Ÿ™

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  3. Hammersteyn

    September 23, 2013 at 09:55

    I just wished we could get more games from Japan. Feels like we are missing out on a ton of games. No.1 on my list is still the Marcoss 30th Anniversary title.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 23, 2013 at 11:45

      I couldn’t agree more. We could import, but my cough.. Japanese..cough is… cough… laughable.

      konichi wa! SUSHI OSSHIIIII!!!!!

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 23, 2013 at 10:09

    How difficult can it be? Make the character sound like a 6 year old girl, slap on some tentacles & off you go.

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    • Rincethis

      September 23, 2013 at 10:12

      You shut up!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 23, 2013 at 10:16

        NEVA! I will not be silenced. Unless by consent, and even then there’s a safe word. Erm… wait :/

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        • Johnbacca

          September 23, 2013 at 10:16

          It’s probably in Alien speech. Rince will never get it.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 23, 2013 at 10:20

            That’s a bit harsh, just because he’s #foreverSP now doesn’t mean never… ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Rincethis

            September 23, 2013 at 10:22

            ๐Ÿ™

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 23, 2013 at 10:27

            I believe this calls for a manly hug. But no bum squeezing!

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 23, 2013 at 10:27

            only you would say that…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 23, 2013 at 10:37

            i’m on a never-ending quest to be unique.

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 23, 2013 at 10:38

            Your doing great well done.

          • Johnbacca

            September 23, 2013 at 10:30

            I didn’t know that would be an option. Then again, I can never really understand exactly what you aliens deem as a hug.

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 23, 2013 at 10:32

            I could think of a few… But this is a family safe forum.

          • Johnbacca

            September 23, 2013 at 10:34

            No one is safe here.

          • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

            September 23, 2013 at 10:34

            Not even you….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 23, 2013 at 10:37

            Clarity is the essence of good communication, but ambiguity is far more entertaining.

          • Johnbacca

            September 23, 2013 at 10:37

            Spoken like a wise man

          • Rincethis

            September 23, 2013 at 10:22

            Oi!

    • Brian Murphy

      September 23, 2013 at 17:20

      Or…..Yakuza??

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  5. Johnbacca

    September 23, 2013 at 10:15

    This game looks so damn funny

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    • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

      September 23, 2013 at 10:26

      True but how long would it entertain people for??

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      • Johnbacca

        September 23, 2013 at 10:29

        Drunk or sober? That, friend, is the question.

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        • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

          September 23, 2013 at 10:31

          Drunk maybe quite sometime, but prefer being drunk playing Gta v, or something similar than crazy Japanese people.

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  6. hairyknees

    September 23, 2013 at 10:19

    HOW ARE THEY NOT PRE-ORDERING PURELY BECAUSE OF JAPAN WORLD CUP 3?!?!?!

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    • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

      September 23, 2013 at 10:34

      Japanese people have alot of honour man.

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      • hairyknees

        September 23, 2013 at 11:12

        I know xD BUT STILL! Dem horsies are on crack ๐Ÿ˜›

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  7. shubhams

    September 23, 2013 at 11:45

    they r LYING

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 23, 2013 at 11:46

      Because xbone is the best? hehehe!

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  8. Brian Murphy

    September 23, 2013 at 17:24

    “As much as I love JRPGs, I always get a bit nervous at the mention of Japan-centric games โ€“ some of them are truly bizarre.”

    I think that’s why they call them Japan-centric Zoe…., and why many companies release games, as opposed to just Japanese developers. Who cares if every game they make doesn’t appeal to us/you/me? You/Me/We don’t represent every gamer out there.

    On a side note, a Japanese developer could literally pack a Blu Ray disc with wall to wall Japanese commercials and I’d buy it, watch it, and worship it for all eternity.

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