Big PS4 announcement planned for Tokyo Game Show, teases former Famitsu chief
posted on 08.10.14 at 11:51 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Announcement to help system's Japanese growth.


Hirokazu Hamamura—former Weekly Famitsu editor-in-chief, current president of Enterbrain, and director of Kadokawa Group Holdings, Kadokawa Group Publishing, Kadokawa Games, and Walker Books—teased a major PlayStation 4 announcement coming at the Tokyo Game Show said to help get the system on its feet in Japan.

The tease came during YouTube Gamers’ Day, a seminar event held in Roppongi Hills’ YouTube Space Tokyo yesterday.

Here’s the snippet from Famitsu’s report on the event:

With game platforms being enormously popular in North America and Europe, PlayStation 4 is being supported with major content. In Japan, on the other hand, PlayStation 4’s uprush isn’t very good. Released in February instead of the year-end shopping season, the system sold 320,000 units at launch, which is by no means a bad number. However, even now total sales are at 640,000, which cannot be compared to the sales momentum from North America and Europe. Of course, as a characteristic of the Japanese market, mobile games are by far the leading trade, “but I heard from a major game maker that they’re going to have a big announcement around the time of the Tokyo Game Show that should help the system’s growth.” (Quoted from Hamamura).

The Tokyo Game Show runs from September 18 to 21.

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  • Thomas James





    You’ll see.

    You’ll… see….


  • karmacoma

    Shenmue III. Believe!

    • Paulo Girata

      Oh my god! Yes please!!!!!

  • DesmaX

    Obviously The Last
    Remnant for PS4

    • Guest

      are you the Finalboss site guy????

    • Elvick


    • Audie Bakerson

      The game didn’t do that well, so I doubt a port would ever be something that could spur sales for the console.

      Besides, it had a PC version which will still handle better than a PS4 version.

      • Elvick

        Japan would implode if TLR came to a system they would play, don’t lie. The hope lives in their hearts.

  • 罪罰

    Shin Megami Tensei V for PS4.

    I can dream.

    • DesmaX

      Persona 5 port for the PS4 would be pretty cool

      • 罪罰

        “Persona 5 exclusive to PS4”
        I flip.

  • Six

    What I want: AAA RPG collaboration between Sony and Square Enix with Hiroyuki Ito, Yasumi Matsuno, Nobou Uematsu, and Akihiko Yoshida.

    What it’ll be: Gran Turismo 7

  • 武神水樹


  • Akari Akaza
  • Vayne

    Will be hard to please a Japanese gamers public nowadays.

    • 罪罰

      To Love Ru X Monster Hunter
      there you go, millions forever.

      • DesmaX

        Resident Evil X KanColle

        Platinum Seller

    • Six

      Well, we all know the Japanese have discerning taste when it comes to games these days.

      One can only hope the rest of the world follows in the footsteps of grorious Nippon.

      “Japan’s mobile gaming market in 2013 was, at US$5.1 billion, bigger than the one for console (hardware and software combined, [includes handhelds]) at US$4 billion”

      • Budgiecat


  • Azure

    Dragon Quest XI!

  • bloodiOS

    Kadokawa huh… they did just purchase From Software recently so it might have something related to that? Or it could just be major KanColle title for PS4 ;P

    I personally wish for a major readaptation of Record of Lodoss War for the PS4 though…

  • BtShadowX

    An original MonHun game for PS4!
    Japanese gamers will breath it in like oxygen!

    • RyoonZ

      I thought MH is popular because it’s on handheld?

    • Six

      Except for when they don’t because putting it on a console destroys the appeal for them.

    • Protagonist

      You’re right actually. Its a strong possibility that this announcement is gonna be a monhun type of game(God eater 3?). The Japanese market eats those types of games up. It would be a system seller. Sony released a ton of monhun type games on the vita so the sales would go up in Japan. I believe since sony is aware of this, they may deliver in the same fashion to boost ps4 sales, but will see.

  • PrinceHeir

    Monster Hunter PS4

    Vocaloid or Kancolle PS4

    Online F2P game

  • RyoonZ

    Atelier Next
    Boku no Natsuyasumi 5
    Disgaea 5
    Dragon’s Dogma: Deep Down
    Final Fantasy Lightning Revengeance (She must not be forgotten!)
    Katherine 2 (Because Catherine suck literally)
    Kingdom Hearts *4 Definitive Edition. *(4 = 1.5 + 2.5)
    Lily Bergamo Re;Born
    Senran Kagura Estival Versus 1080p60fps, 1st commercial game that support Morpheus.
    Tales of Destiny Chronicles Stahn My Husbando Edition
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 only for Asian Audience
    Ys 8 The journey of youth with Acute Amnesia

    • Hexodious

      Disgaea 5 is pretty much a sure-shot by now.

    • Varnes

      Please don’t open the Lily Bergamo wound T.T

      • RyoonZ


    • Mar Mar

      Dragon’s Dogma: Deep Down

      Is this even legit? LOL!

    • Raoni Marques

      Tales of Destiny Chronicles Stahn My Husbando Edition


  • Guest

    this… I wait this for long time Sony, Square kkk

    • César H. Sandoval

      Please no! It hurts every time!

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Dark Cloud 3, is that you?!?

  • Mr. Uncensored 2015

    Dragon Quest for PS4!!!

  • Audie Bakerson

    Ape Escape 4.

    • ayb_91

      Wow !! Just, wow !!!

    • 罪罰

      Only a miracle for that to happen.

  • lorelai4cuties

    shenmue 3 and Dissidia on ps4

    • AnimusVox

      Not much of a fan of Dissidia but I love the Shenmue idea *u*

  • McPoo

    Maybe a price drop in Japan?

  • Raiyu
  • sll1cool1m

    Please be excited.jpg

  • -Misaki-

    Coming from Famitsu, now I know this’ ll be an average announcement and they’re trying to overhype people for more clicks.

  • LordKaiser

    Please be Rogue Galaxy 2 or Wild Arms 6!!!

    • Samsara09

      I really roubt it could be rogue galaxy.Also,Wild arms has been in a coma for years.I really doubt it could be the game he refers.

      • Elvick

        At least there were Wild Arms costumes in Soul Sacrifice.

        It’s something. Plus the director (I believe) has been wanting to revisit the series. Whether Sony wants to is another story of course.

  • tturtlejosh

    Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 3rd PS4!!!!!!

  • artemisthemp

    Ar Tonelico Collection for PS4

    • Guest

      Don’t think that would be a system seller XD

      • Elle

        But please let this happen one day. I’m HERE for this remaster/port.

  • shogunknight

    Dragon Quest port maybe, or monster hunter 3 port….not 4 for capcomish reasons.


    FF15 release date spring 2015 please.

    • ayb_91

      Please, wait until 2515. Please be excited !

      Seriously, you have to stop thinking about this game, otherwise you will lose tons of your brain cells due to severe depression. I have been there once though and it was not cool at all.

      • Budgiecat

        Let’s break into S-E Japan HQ ninja style and steal the locked away 2011 FF Versus XIII PS3 completed beta

        • ayb_91

          You’re on sweet kitten !!

          They could have just done small adjustments to the beta and release the game afterwards. Oh yeah, it is Square-An*s that we are talking about. -_-

          I hope they won’t feel desperate when their company’s boat drowns. XD

        • KOKAYI5

          at least give us a demo

      • KOKAYI5

        youre probably right, but serious i hope that’s the news. i got games to play but the sooner that gameis out the sooner Square can bounce back.

    • Samsara09

      he did say announcement,without necessarily mentioning it was a new game….so it could be the release date.XV is the type of game that would give an edge to the PS4.But…isn’t XV also going to be released in XBOX one?Well,those games tend to concentrate their sells in playstations,but,even so…Yeah,better to wait and see,but regardless,he promised a console seller.

      • KOKAYI5

        hope is all i have left at this point. with all that waiting Square is doomed if that game get pushed back again. they need result or no one will buy from them.

  • Samsara09

    Until we know better,it’s best to think this guy is lying thorough his teeth.Also,please don’t misunderstand.Console seller doesn’t mean “your favorite series”.

  • Martian Wong

    Final Fantasy XV release date will sure push sale. FFXV has been been on the most anticipated game list in Japan forever.

  • LunarHaven

    Suikoden VI, Breath of fire VI and a new Secret of Mana (seiken densetsu) game that doesn’t suck and goes back to the roots of the series with coop possibility! WOAH! would I buy all of that.

    • JeremyTMH

      1st not really possible, story writer upped and left long ago. 2nd and 3rd became mobile games. In fact look it up for breath of fire. Then burn in dismay at what it became. >.>

    • AdamBoy64

      A new entry in the Mana series on PS4.. man, that would be amazing.

  • NessWonderSprite

    Dragon Quest? No. Not on the PS4. Not with the way it is performing

  • Articuno76

    Realistically, I think we might see a PS4 port of Persona 5. After all, his wording suggests the announcement is coming from somewhere outside of Kadokawa.

    • Samsara09

      Honestly,we shouldn’t even go there.people already made this point 6 years ago with persona 4.We all know how that ended.

      • Articuno76

        Keep in mind that Persona 5 is set for this winter in Japan. And that Sega is already working cross-generation with the Ryuu ga Gotoku series.

        • Samsara09

          Sega is an unknown factor,so as to say.They said they would let Atlus do their thing.So,I suppose that unless atlus decides it themselves,sega won’t budge.You must consider this aspect too.

    • sunbro72

      I think you may be correct, Yoshida said recently they are working with publishers to push PS4 content and we’ll get a heavy focus on PS4 at TGS.. I hope so too.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy XV.

    • sunbro72

      any news on Last Guardian would be great but I assume he’s talking about a third party, if the big announcement is only a date for FF I’d be disappointed.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        For FF I think a new trailer and the release window would be great, otherwise I do agree with you. As for the Last Guardian, I have very little expectation left since Yoshida-san has confirmed it won’t be making a appearance at Tokyo Game Show ’14

  • Nicholas Andreano

    Kingdom hearts 3 I hope. If not new info should come at TGS if it is then awesome because we have Been waiting for too long!

    • Guest

      this has been announced already

  • MrFinalgamer

    Chrono Break! BELIEVE~

    • 罪罰

      Chronk > Chrono

      • MrFinalgamer

        Edited! I suck at writing in mobile. =p

  • César H. Sandoval

    Last… Guardian?




    • 罪罰

      Enough of that, seriously.
      Enough is enough.

      • Elvick

        Persona 2: Complete and Persona 3: Complete (with better names) first on Vita. Then enough.

        • Budgiecat

          And then what? A Persona 5 Vita port? And then? And then? And then?

          the madness! It’ll never end! Nevaaaaaaaaaar

          • Mikail

            Nevar say Nevaaaaaaaaaaaar

    • MrFinalgamer

      Persona 2 remake!

  • Infinity

    Shenmue 3

  • Zefhar


    EDIT sorry ok game maker. My bad.

  • jujubee88

    Sony bought Capcom?

    • LordKaiser

      That won’t be good for all.

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Sony Acquires From Software? Its just a guess.

      • Kenny ケニー

        Sony bought Capcom is a good idea to me since Capcom already run like hell now they could be bankrupt anytimes if someone not buying them.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    If its an FFVII Remake exlusively for PS4 then i can bet if that was to happen gamers would Shit themselves

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    If it the big announcemen was the continuation of “Xenogears” that’d be awesome to play a prequel in the timeline so long as Motomu Toriyama isn’t directing the game.

  • Mikail

    I don’t want to get excited now and disappointed later on, but I just hope the title will convince Japanese gamers to buy PS4 and sells a lot of unit and make all third party publisher like Capcom, Bamco, Koei-Tecmo, SEGA SAMMY, KONAMI , SE to put more third party exclusive games on PS4, Especially JRPG and SARPG. :)

  • $3582264

    Playstation 5,6 and 7… suuuuuurprise :/

  • Ridley Benson

    “Dragon Quest XI”