Sony Japan & Asia to get “aggressive” in 2014, “various games incoming”

Tuesday, 14th January 2014 11:34 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano has teased something of a bumper year of releases, and promises that the PlayStation arm will be more “aggressive,” in 2014.

Speaking with Famitsu, Kawano began, “The potential of the Asian market is obviously large, and there’s a promising market there for the future. We’re always looking at Asia and we will continue to seek growth there, where resource management is crucial. Even when you talk to game developers, now they can release simultaneously in Japan and Asia.”

He added, “When we became ‘Japan and Asia,’ it allowed us to properly develop, present and market ourselves in Asia. The prime example came with the PlayStation Awards 2013 held last December. For the first time we opened the door to voting from Asia. There was really a big reaction. I believe that we’re just getting started, from now on, we’d like to be even more aggressive this year.”

One area of ‘aggression,’ will of course be PS4, which hits Japan next month. To that end he added, “We plan to release new games at a regular pace. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will launch in March, produced by Hideo Kojima. After that, even if I can’t disclose them now, we have various games incoming. We’re currently considering how to announce them, so stay tuned.”

More projects are never a bad thing. Is there anything in particular you’d like to see from Sony Japan and Asia? Let us know below.

Via DualShockers.



  1. Pytox

    last guardian? :P

    #1 9 months ago
  2. tezzer1985

    I’m sure Last Guardian will be reintroduce to the gaming world this year

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Dragon

    ^ Probably. That game must be nearing completion now….

    …a man can dream right? :lol:

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Pytox

    @3 hl3 and last guardian announcement in same year will make the internet crash :P

    #4 9 months ago
  5. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    last guardian plz

    #5 9 months ago
  6. fihar

    They did a proper launch event for the PS4 in Indonesia on the 12th, so they really are taking things seriously right now.
    It’s still a tad bit overpriced at roughly $550 but it’s nice to see them doing things like that.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Last Guardian Last Guardian Last Guardian.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. juggy

    hoping for more localize games from Japan this gen, legend of dragoon perhaps?? atm still waiting for FFXV.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. stalepie

    hope so

    #9 9 months ago
  10. lolatfanboys

    A GOOD Front Mission would be cool. Crossing Fingers for FF 15 to blow my mind. MGS 5 will be great, but not that hyped for the prequel. What else what else…Armored Core could use some love, the last games were not that great, less speed more details please, less parts more tutorials.

    Ace Combat next gen could be nice too…although use more details on the ground/city, and crazy flying fortresses stuff like back in the day.

    #10 9 months ago

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