Sony Japan president teases unannounced PS4 game
posted on 01.07.14 at 09:21 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Excerpts from this week's Famitsu interview.

Hiroshi Kawano

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu features a new interview with Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawno.

A few excerpts have been posted online, in which Kawano discusses the new PS Vita model, PlayStation 4’s popularity in Japan, the competition, and teases an unannounced PlayStation 4 game.

Find the excerpts below.

The new Vita model has shown a 10 to 20 percent increase with women.
It’s also increased [in popularity] with young people.

After the western release of PlayStation 4, Japanese PlayStation 4 camera bundle reservations have increased.

It would be a lie if I said we weren’t conscious of the competition with other platforms. But that isn’t everything, and what’s important is that the industry is growing and expanding, and is a fun area to work in.

After PS4 is released, we’re planning to be constantly putting out software.
There is also a title we haven’t been able to announce yet. From here, we are considering how to announce it. Please look forward to it.

Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

Play-Asia
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    >It would be a lie if I said we weren’t conscious of the competition with other platforms. But that isn’t everything, and what’s important is that the industry is growing and expanding, and is a fun area to work in.

    Well, at least someone gets it.

    >Please look forward to it.

    Typical JP PR statement for anything, lol. I’m curious to know what it is though.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Please be excited.

  • Arcana Gear

    last guardian?

  • Gigus

    An actual update to The Last Guardian? New IP? Legend of Dragoon game? That last one… I’m pretty much fooling myself already XD…….. *sigh* :’|

  • Dark_N11

    sony japan output this past gen has been shit compared to the western first party studios .. so yeah not going to get excited.

    • almostautumn

      You’re referring to studio Japan? Because me, every reasonable gamer, and EVERY game journalist/critic disagree with you.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m hoping to be excited when it’s announced.

    • Budgiecat

      Please look forward to it

      Please…

      Onegai….

      • bloodiOS

        Excitement kudasaiiiiiii!!!!!

        • Budgiecat

          Excitement kudasai
          for every girl and guy
          Don’t as why… onegai….
          Please be excited
          Or at least be delighted
          We won’t tell you
          or drop a clue
          don’t fight it…

  • mesul6anme

    Ape Escape, please I beg of you.

    • Elvick

      All my money.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Wild Arms 6

    • Elvick

      I can’t imagine that happening on PS4… but I’d be all for it.

      Especially if they took 3’s battle system, mixed it with Ni no Kuni (mostly just the manual movement) and… also styled the graphics similarly.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interest piqued. I wonder if it’ll be a new IP or something from the past. I’d be happy with either, especially if it were one particular IP, but I won’t hold my breath on that.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Crash?

      • Solomon_Kano

        From SCEJ? No.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Then what ip are you talking about. Enlighten me.

          • badmoogle

            I’ll take a guess that he’s referring to The Last Guardian.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Oh!

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      Ape Escape, good call friend! (Expect Demon’s Souls 2 and LIKE IT!)

      • Solomon_Kano

        Heh. Y’know, now that you mention it, I never did play the Ape Escape. I’m thinking more PS2 era.

        • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

          I admit I haven’t gotten to play as much as I’d like. Will need to remedy this myself.

    • Warboss Aohd

      Shall Sir Daniel Fortesque rise from the grave………again?

  • Learii

    Legends of Dragoon 2 <3

  • new_tradition

    Is the new Vita model resonating with women and youth because it’s cheaper to buy and lighter to carry around? ‘Cause those features appeal to me :3

    • Solomon_Kano

      The new colors probably helped, too.

  • Xaltmas

    Oh boy I hope its -insert pipe-dream-

    I’d say I hope it’s a new Siren, but they are busy with the next Gravity Rush. Also, while I’m at it, where the fuck is my Patapon for Vita?

    It makes so much sense that it’s painful.

    • Elvick

      LocoRoco makes since for Vita too. Everything that was born on PSP makes sense on PS Vita.

  • PrinceHeir

    can’t wait

  • http://youtube.com/clewbird OneMan Army

    Legend of dragoon please.