PlayStation 4 Release Date in Japan Announced - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 September 2013 / 10,072 Views

Sony announced at their SCEJA Press Conference that the PlayStation 4 won't hit store shelves in Japan until February 22, 2014. This is the first time Sony has not released a console first in Japan. The PlayStation 4 will cost 38,980 yen and 43,980 yen with a PlayStation Eye camera.

According to Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan president Hiroshi Kawano the reason for the later launch in Japan is to make sure Japanese-centric titles will be available on day one.

Sony has focused on the western markets with the PlayStation 4 announcing the release dates for North America and Europe at Gamescom and focusing on games for those markets. The PlayStation 4 will first launch in North America on November 15, followed by Europe on November 29.

Here is the launch line-up in Japan:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Square Enix)
  • Doki-Doki Universe (SCE) – Download-only
  • Dream Club: Host Girls On Stage (D3 Publisher) – Download-only
  • Driveclub (SCE)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (Tecmo Koei)
  • FIFA 14 (EA)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test (Square Enix)
  • Hohokum (SCE) – Download-only
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (SCE)
  • Knack (SCE)
  • Natural Doctrine (Kadokawa Games)
  • Nikoli Puzzle 4 Sudoku (Hamster) – Download-only
  • Tottemo E Mahjong Plus (Arc System Works) – Download-only
  • Resogun (SCE) – Download-only
  • Strider (Capcom)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  • Yakuza: Ishin (Sega)

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StephenKing (on 12 September 2013)

Wow this is not how it normally works :) Europe and America can now finally get a Japanese console before Japan get so lets hope we do not get much harware failures etc.