Sony said “the home market remains of primary importance,” after a Bloomberg report suggested the company’s interest in the Japanese homeland was waning. The platform owner is currently largely run by Europeans, while its headquarters have moved to San Mateo in the United States. All of this, combined with the declining home console sales in the territory, got the company “noticed. […] according to an analyst.
Bloomberg reported, citing a “senior figure” in the PlayStation, that the management was disappointed by Japan̵7;s performance with the PlayStation 4. Consequently, the article stated that this region was on the plan. PlayStation 5 launch, with local retailers hinting that they have received a hardware allocation almost no larger than the PlayStation 3. The system is set for regional release next week, while Europe Europe will have to wait until the end of the month.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning that the PS4 has sold fewer machines in Japan than the managed PS3. Even so, the PS4 sold significantly outperformed the PS3 on a global basis, and it also brought in more profits, for example a record PlayStation Plus subscription. However, the producer continues to invest in Japanese publishers, with Final Fantasy 16 and Resident Evil Village both positioned as key PS5 titles – the latter being even exclusive over time.
However, the article continues that Sony is downsizing its Japan Studio operations, with the US office believing that “the PlayStation business doesn’t need games that only work well in Japan”, according to individuals. Anonymous members. This although it actually expanded early in the year. The report adds that Microsoft – of course currently in the acquisition process – has been in talks with various Japanese developers to acquire local teams, but has yet to announce anything. .
To be honest, this is a report that will cause waves of shock through passionate communities – but frankly, there is very little surprising about it. Nintendo currently has a foothold in the Japanese gaming market, and despite that, Sony has enjoyed one of its greatest console generations. Obviously they are still interested in Japanese games, but if there are finite resources, then it is natural that they will be drawn towards territories that still buy their products in bulk.