Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has reaffirmed the relevance of the Japanese market for the PlayStation division. Executive doesn’t just focus on numbers But also in the franchises that you want to continue to link to the platform.
Japan, the stronghold of PlayStation
“The Japanese market has been and will remain one of the most important markets. The reason is obviously the Japanese market is the second largest in the world, but the most important thing in terms of statistics is Japan is the birthplace of PlayStation”, explain Ryan.
“There is another reason why the Japanese market is so important, and that is because many of the most popular titles were born in Japan. There are many games that have shone on our platform for nearly 30 years., Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter and Tekken are just a few of such masterpieces. Developed and published by Japanese. Sony Interactive Entertainment has a long history of collaborating with developers and publishers, so the Japanese market is extremely important in this regard as well.”
Recently released games include Resident Evil 4 Remake, Monster Hunter Rise, Wild Hearts, and Elden Ring. “Highly compatible with the Japanese market”, Ryan is also quick to point out changes for Japanese players; In particular, the most obvious example is Ghost of Tsushima, which managed to move over one million copies in the country.
“I think that Japanese fans have changed a lot, In the past, titles from Japanese publishers were popular, but recently they have been open minded to also enjoy games developed by studios overseas. [Ghost of Tsushima] Test how popular games from foreign publishers are in Japan.