According to recent reports, Sony hasn’t been too excited to work with Japanese developers in recent years. However, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan quickly responded to these allegations, calling them “inaccurate.” The executive was also quick to point out the many Japanese-produced titles on the two PS5 streams ahead of the console’s launch.
In our two launch shows – which featured a reasonable amount of games, but not a huge number of games – there were eight Japanese-developed titles there, many of which are the subject of collaboration and partnership between PlayStation and the Japanese publishing community… …A lot of that commentary is inaccurate, and Japan – as our second largest market and as Sony’s homeland – continues to be really important to us.
We all know that the PlayStation is iconic to Japan, so it’s great that Jim Ryan could reassure us that Sony isn’t going anywhere. Japanese developers have played a big part in the consoles’ evolution, sticking closely with the PlayStation family.