Submitted by MariaHelFutura 523d ago | rumor

Sony May Release PS4 In Late December In Asia Pacific And Japan

Having announced its PlayStation 4 (PS4) will be released in North Ameirca on November 15 and in Europe on November 29, Sony is expected to introduce the games console in Japan and Asia Pacific countries in late December, sources from channel retailers have speculated. (Industry, PS4)

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Rikitatsu  +   523d ago
Just in time for Christmas, makes sense.

...Unless Sony is having supply issues, I can see them pushing the JPN release to Q1 2014.
GreatGamePlay  +   523d ago
Japan could get them in 15 November. PS4 manufactured Japan.

MasterCornholio  +   523d ago
I'm confused about something. One PS4 is made in Japan and the other in China.

And when you look at the date it says Manufactured: May 2013.

Did they really start making them in may? And why would they make them in two regions instead of one?

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Ripsta7th  +   523d ago
Because they knew they were going to sell alot of units and so they prepared.. DUHHHH!!!
majiebeast  +   523d ago
I think its gonna be

15 US

22 JAP

29 EU

But for any answers we have to wait for TGS.
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FamilyGuy  +   523d ago
Jack already said they're focusing on the west this time so there's no way it's launching at the same time as the U.S.

I don't expect them to make Japan wait some super long time but the U.S. and Canada are definitely the only ones getting it on Nov 15th.
abzdine  +   523d ago
that would be insane.. now i am asking those lazy ass japanese developers to show that they still care about making great games at TGS and/or at the september 9th presentation.

I wanna see TLG, Shenmue, a next gen Dragon Quest...
kreate  +   523d ago
When u buy it in japan. Its made in japan.

When u buy it anywhere else, its made in china.
sinncross  +   523d ago

Welcome to the world of hardware manufacture. This has happened for years for many different types of products.

For the PS at least, the JPN models are made in JPN and everywhere else gets the worldwide manufacturer.
stage88  +   523d ago
They don't celebrate Christmas over there so releasing it then doesn't give an advantage. If they do though its damn impressive for Sony. They much have so much stock.
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dcj0524  +   523d ago
You don't celebrate the japanese holiday of CHRIATMASASU?
360ICE  +   523d ago
Japanese Christmas. Also known as Christmasuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
jessupj  +   523d ago
I think Sony are being smart this time. The west is a very important market, and I can tell Sony wants to dominate in those areas, specifically the US.

I was very surprised to hear that Japan hasn't got a release date yet. This is purely speculation, but I'm betting Sony is going to be allocating A LOT of PS4s to the US while possible sacrificing a little in other areas. They know MS will be desperately fighting for the US consumer as well. The demand is there and they just need the stock, because they know if they run out and the X1 is sitting there, people are likely to impulse buy. Especially parents and non-gamers shopping on black friday and for Christmas presents.

I see both Sony and MS aggressively targeting the US market.
SmokingMonkey  +   523d ago
Man how things have changed.

I wonder if the Vita will see another surge in sales after the PS4 releases in Japan.

We all now how well handhelds do in Japan, and when you consider PS4's remote play

function and how small Japan is with Wifi probably everywhere, it's win win.
cero55  +   523d ago
we also have to consider the fact that barely any Japanese games have been announced,hopefully tgs will change that.
Kayant  +   523d ago
If true then Sony have planned their launch extremely well to support so many countries at launch is quite amazing.
C-Thunder  +   523d ago
TGS, expect a date and some titles popular with the Asian markets.
GoldPunch-TR  +   523d ago
How about Greece, Turkey, Iceland etc?
Sevir  +   523d ago
Most people should just relax! Europe and North america get the Console first! Thats their primary markets right now and they confirmed that much already! Shu announced that there will be a press conference in which SCEJA will be addressing the Asain/Japanese territories, this conference will be on Sept 9th. wait for the news to follow then and ofcourse their is TGS just weeks 2 weeks after where they'll have more to show
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