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PlayStation 4 'Doing Okay' in Japan
Filed under: PLAYSTATION 4

The PlayStation 4 may have done better than Sony anticipated with selling over 7 million units worldwide at a record pace, but it hasn't had a similar takeoff in Japan. The PS4 actually sells less than the Wii U in weekly sales. At the Develop conference this week, president and CEO Andrew House said that the system was "doing okay" in its home country.

House believes that the problem lies within the lack of native development support from Japanese publishers and developers, but House stressed that he sees this setback as "temporary."

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has also pointed out that in Japan, the handheld market is far more viable than the console market, which may also contribute to the PS4's "okay" performance. 

"That's definitely a major factor when we decided where to launch when," Yoshida said. "The readiness from the publisher standpoint, and consumers and the media - everybody was ready. We were constantly told we should release new hardware! 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."

Once the PS4 gets its first killer app from a Japanese developer (that isn't Square Enix, I must add), it will most likely turn around. But as long as the console continues to sell as well as it has in the West, I'm sure they won't get too concerned.

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