PS4 officially out in Japan ( stream and pictures )

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#1 Edited by finalstar2007 (25998 posts) -

He's the stream for the launch and some pictures:

Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/ps4cd

Pictures of the lineup: http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/21/ps4-finally-invades-japan-among-wild-chering-colorful-vips-and-developer-messages/

PlayStation 4 sells like hot cakes and hit the charts in Japan's amazon http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/21/ps4-instantly-skyrockets-to-first-place-on-amazon-best-sellers-chart-on-japanese-launch/

#2 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

#3 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

It's the unfortunate reality of how much the Japanese market has shrunk over the last three gens. It was thought, before the original Xbox came out, that failure in Japan was instant death. Two gens on and the Japan game market is a distant third in terms of size, behind the EU and North America.

#4 Posted by finalstar2007 (25998 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

Indeed but i guess it makes sense at the same time as they wanted to focus on the bigger markets first.

#5 Edited by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

#6 Posted by misterpmedia (4521 posts) -

Already an article of it blazing to the 1st spot on best sellers on AmazonJP.

#7 Edited by finalstar2007 (25998 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

lmfao dat stream though

playroom indeed well named

#11 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10550 posts) -

WAIT!

This whole time it wasnt out in Japan till now?

WTF I thought it had already released in Japan.

#12 Edited by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

WAIT!

This whole time it wasnt out in Japan till now?

WTF I thought it had already released in Japan.

No it wasn't, and that's why Xbone getting pummeled in sales was so hilarious. It was getting owned without the aid of Japan, now that it has launched there Xbone is boned in WW sales without heavy pricedrops.

#13 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3548 posts) -

So confirmed: PS4 is capable of 1080p superior multiplats and now happy ending

#14 Posted by hoyalawya (344 posts) -

@Solid_Max13 said:

So confirmed: PS4 is capable of 1080p superior multiplats and now happy ending

PS4 just got a Japanese massage.

#15 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

or the sad reality that the West Beta tested it for them. They probably getting the non-wobble version :(

#16 Edited by Jag85 (5378 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

It's the unfortunate reality of how much the Japanese market has shrunk over the last three gens. It was thought, before the original Xbox came out, that failure in Japan was instant death. Two gens on and the Japan game market is a distant third in terms of size, behind the EU and North America.

That's only true for the console sector. When you take all the gaming sectors into account (console, handheld, PC, mobile, arcade), the Japanese market (which dominates the handheld, mobile and arcade sectors) is similar to the US market (which dominates the console sector) in terms of revenue. However, the largest gaming market overall appears to be China (which dominates the PC sector) right now.

#17 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3548 posts) -

@hoyalawya: well the controller definitely must be happy!!! ;)

#19 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

@Joedgabe said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

or the sad reality that the West Beta tested it for them. They probably getting the non-wobble version :(

I can't believe that wobble is actually a thing to begin with, I mean sure it makes almost NO difference to the system and how it performs but did no one lean on the system after it was made? lol

#20 Posted by Animal-Mother (27137 posts) -

i'm curious to see how it sells considering the handheld market boom there.

#21 Posted by Heil68 (47374 posts) -

Truly a marvel to watch.

#22 Edited by handssss (1898 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@Joedgabe said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

or the sad reality that the West Beta tested it for them. They probably getting the non-wobble version :(

I can't believe that wobble is actually a thing to begin with, I mean sure it makes almost NO difference to the system and how it performs but did no one lean on the system after it was made? lol

if it naturally sits evenly, it hardly matters if it CAN wobble due to someone pressing it down with force. Since it makes absolutely no difference as you said and would never happen in normal use, the decision to put the supports where they did (not on the shiny section) was likely an aesthetic choice.

#23 Posted by charizard1605 (61781 posts) -

The savior of the Japanese console market is here :)

#24 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (10100 posts) -

Did they cum on arrival?

#25 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (2462 posts) -

@handssss said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@Joedgabe said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

or the sad reality that the West Beta tested it for them. They probably getting the non-wobble version :(

I can't believe that wobble is actually a thing to begin with, I mean sure it makes almost NO difference to the system and how it performs but did no one lean on the system after it was made? lol

if it naturally sits evenly, it hardly matters if it CAN wobble due to someone pressing it down with force. Since it makes absolutely no difference as you said and would never happen in normal use, the decision to put the supports where they did (not on the shiny section) was likely an aesthetic choice.

no no no this is bad design, ps4 is doom /lemspeak.

#26 Edited by Shewgenja (11060 posts) -

Now the circle is complete. The sun is blocked out for non-gamer garbage like the XBone. Publisher and dev support won't dare pull the crap that happened last gen, now. The Xbox is defeated. Now peace and order can return to the good gamers of the world.

#27 Edited by finalstar2007 (25998 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

WAIT!

This whole time it wasnt out in Japan till now?

WTF I thought it had already released in Japan.

lol you didnt know?

but yeah PS4 came out in patches sort of thing from one territory after another and today is officially Japans PS4 launch day.

#28 Posted by Omega-316 (936 posts) -

lol....game over lems.

#29 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

@handssss said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@Joedgabe said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

or the sad reality that the West Beta tested it for them. They probably getting the non-wobble version :(

I can't believe that wobble is actually a thing to begin with, I mean sure it makes almost NO difference to the system and how it performs but did no one lean on the system after it was made? lol

if it naturally sits evenly, it hardly matters if it CAN wobble due to someone pressing it down with force. Since it makes absolutely no difference as you said and would never happen in normal use, the decision to put the supports where they did (not on the shiny section) was likely an aesthetic choice.

Good points. I wasn't bashing the console or anything over it, just thought it was an oddly simple overlooked design thing.

#30 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (16309 posts) -

They're still making themselves squirt.

That's one happy playstation.

#31 Edited by Kinthalis (5340 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

@seanmcloughlin: You're IRISH Jack, not Japanese. God damn it, you can't believe everything Evie tells you, have you learned nothing man?

#32 Edited by Cyberdot (3925 posts) -

It's weird that the country where PlayStation came from is the last to get the console.

#33 Edited by bforrester420 (2065 posts) -
@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

The Japanese have such strange sexual proclivities...

#34 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

@Kinthalis said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

@seanmcloughlin: You're IRISH Jack, not Japanese. God damn it, you can't believe everything Evie tells you, have you learned nothing man?

She does make convincing arguments :P

#35 Edited by Gaming-Planet (14457 posts) -

This definitely puts the nail on the coffin for Xbone.

#36 Posted by Jag85 (5378 posts) -
@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

What is this? Sony's version of BabeStation?

#37 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@handssss said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

@Joedgabe said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

or the sad reality that the West Beta tested it for them. They probably getting the non-wobble version :(

I can't believe that wobble is actually a thing to begin with, I mean sure it makes almost NO difference to the system and how it performs but did no one lean on the system after it was made? lol

if it naturally sits evenly, it hardly matters if it CAN wobble due to someone pressing it down with force. Since it makes absolutely no difference as you said and would never happen in normal use, the decision to put the supports where they did (not on the shiny section) was likely an aesthetic choice.

Good points. I wasn't bashing the console or anything over it, just thought it was an oddly simple overlooked design thing.

I actually think it might provide more entertainment than the console itself... think about it.. texting ? wobble the ps4 with your feet. Typing a Paper ? do the same.... got some deep thoughts ? wobble the ps4 while you're doing it!! should be a selling point.

#38 Posted by JangoWuzHere (17495 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

I'd think you would be more pissed if you bought a PS4 in Japan in November. Not a lot of games came out at launch that would appeal to the Japanese market. I think it was the right move to wait a bit and launch the PS4 in February with Japanese exclusive games. March is also going to be a strong month for the PS4, so it anything, February was the best month to launch the PS4.

#39 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

So weird that it's only out now in Japan, the country in which Sony originates. I'd be pissed as a Japanese person :P

I'd think you would be more pissed if you bought a PS4 in Japan in November. Not a lot of games came out at launch that would appeal to the Japanese market. I think it was the right move to wait a bit and launch the PS4 in February with Japanese exclusive games. March is also going to be a strong month for the PS4, so it anything, February was the best month to launch the PS4.

To be fair there's still eff all out there for the Japanese market

#40 Posted by AcidTango (772 posts) -

Seeing that the Japanese gamers are mostly into handheld gaming now. I wonder how well the PS4 will do there over the years?

#41 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3926 posts) -
@Jag85 said:
@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

What is this? Sony's version of BabeStation?

I might have to import a Japanese PS4 so I can play the crazy games that are sure to be released there......

And Giant Bomb has some great coverage as usual

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-japanese-playstation-4-store-games/2300-8527/

#42 Posted by ominous_titan (819 posts) -

This probably has a lot to do with the ps4 scarcity in na and eu markets. Glad my grocery store somehow had four launch day

#43 Posted by JangoWuzHere (17495 posts) -
@GoldenElementXL said:

@Jag85 said:
@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

What is this? Sony's version of BabeStation?

I might have to import a Japanese PS4 so I can play the crazy games that are sure to be released there......

And Giant Bomb has some great coverage as usual

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-japanese-playstation-4-store-games/2300-8527/

Why would you need to import? The PS4 is region free. If you want to access the Japanese PSN store, you can simply create a Japanese psn account.

#44 Edited by silversix_ (16257 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:
@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

The Japanese have such strange sexual proclivities...

that's because the large majority of them are single

#45 Edited by remaGloohcSdlO (4152 posts) -

It feels crazy that Japan is just now getting it. I only got one a week ago myself. They have been available for a few weeks around here at GS but I waited until they were in stock at Walmart where my girl works part time to get a discount. Even cooler knowing she only paid $360!

This will put a much bigger gap in the XB1 v PS4 sales... Ouch

#46 Posted by hippiesanta (9992 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin:

the japanese could get a better version 1.5

#47 Edited by StrongBlackVine (9471 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:

Gravure model stream on USTREAM, this is why PLAYROOM was invented. No wonder PS4 is selling like hotcakes...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E9%8D%8B

Hot damn...hope they don't ban all the cosplay streams.

#48 Edited by StrongBlackVine (9471 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

WAIT!

This whole time it wasnt out in Japan till now?

WTF I thought it had already released in Japan.

You are not deserving of your avatar or sig. SHM....

Also you were wrong about all versions of MGSV having dynamic atmospheres. So basically you don't know what you are talking about when it comes to gaming.

#49 Edited by EZs (1410 posts) -

Sony made a very strategic move, they release the PS4 everywhere else first because they know Xbone has no chance to conquer Japan, they know the Japanese can wait for the PS4.

Even in South East Asia where I live, console gaming is not as big as Japan but we got the PS4 much earlier than Japan. Only pre-order customers was able to get heir hands on the PS4 during the launch, there was no stock for the walk-in customers. I could never imagine seeing this scenario in my lifetime.

#50 Posted by lordlors (5726 posts) -

@EZs said:

Sony made a very strategic move, they release the PS4 everywhere else first because they know Xbone has no chance to conquer Japan, they know the Japanese can wait for the PS4.

Even in South East Asia where I live, console gaming is not as big as Japan but we got the PS4 much earlier than Japan. Only pre-order customers was able to get heir hands on the PS4 during the launch, there was no stock for the walk-in customers. I could never imagine seeing this scenario in my lifetime.

Actually, Sony said the main reason was that there would be a lack of Japanese-centric games for launch had they decided to release it last year in Japan. It is a sign that console game development in Japan is waning and is inferior to the West. As for handhelds and mobile games though it's a different story.