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Arabic in PS4 (finally )

Sony responds to the request from the Arab Gaming Community to add the Arabic language to the PlayStation 4.

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xHeavYx965d ago

You know you are doing great when the main complaint you get is not having Arabic language

NewMonday965d ago

sir! I take offence at your comment :(

you know Arabic text is used for many languages not just Arabic, supporting the text will also open up the integration of Farsi and Urdu.

totally a population of about 500 million.

xHeavYx965d ago

I didn't say the Arabic language is not important, I only said that's the biggest complaint I've heard about the PS4

Gimmemorebubblez965d ago

Im glad Arabic is being supported, its long overdue.

UltimateMaster965d ago

Is it just me, or will the PS4 be a real winner?

viveks86965d ago

Agreed! Though I imagine this to be a pretty complex task! RTL text support is a big deal. A few years in the middle east showed me what a pain it is to support it in every piece of software we make.

Props to Sony for deciding to implement it and the fans for making it happen. I'm really liking the recent trend of consumers making quite an impact on corporate policy and product direction!

The Great Melon965d ago (Edited 965d ago )

@ viveks86

Yeah, people think it is just simple replacement of English, Spanish, German, etc. It takes a bit more effort when the runs the opposite direction of most Western languages and you have to tweak your platform so that it formats properly.

LordDhampire965d ago

I hope it doesnt lead to farsi

Vip3r965d ago

And about only 10,000 at the most will take advantage of arabic being on the PS4 of that 500 million.

friedricr965d ago

he isn't insulting the arabic language .....

MWong964d ago (Edited 964d ago )

Yea, not sure why he took offense to the comment. I have to agree with xHeavYx. Compared to the current-gen launch complaints, you know Sony's doing a great job when the only thing people are complaining about is not having a dialect. During PS3 launch people were like; WTF @ the price, CELL what, we don't need Blu-Ray and the list went on and on.

Fans complained Sony quickly responds, "hey we'll have it sometime down the line, probably not at launch." They turn around and deliver it in 2 weeks, under promise and over deliver. Across the tracks an article earlier said the XBone was missing drivers and some dev's were mad

He didn't attack it or anything, just made a true statement.

nix964d ago

newmonday.. you owe xheavyx an apology.

NewMonday964d ago (Edited 964d ago )

@Vip3r

right now the market for most games is fore those who can read English, that is less than 1/1000, having Arabic text will multiply the market by x1000, it is in the best interest of Sony if they should put in the effort.

and something that should be an advantage is that advertising should be easy, despite having over 20 countries Arabians mainly watch a handful of international Arabic networks.

@xHeavYx
I was saying in a Foghorn Leghorn tone :p

fredpinta964d ago

who cares about arabic in ps4...good for arabicrist for the arabic language..but to be hones, they spend most of their time killing themselves and uploading videos on liveleak or outside showing off their 1000000 dollars supercars obtained without even working ever in their lives than next to a tv playing video games

pixelsword964d ago

@ fredpinta:

Way to play the racist card. : /

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xHoii965d ago

Did you just copy and paste that comment from the other article regarding Arabic support for ps4?

wishingW3L965d ago (Edited 965d ago )

it feels like deja-vu indeed.

BISHOP-BRASIL965d ago

1. Yes, deja-cu
2. Just realized I'm spending far too much time on this site.
3. ????
4. PROFIT!!!

Anon1974965d ago

I love how they say it's supported...finally. The damn console hasn't even been released yet. It's not like they were sitting around with their PS4's for a year, waiting for Arabic language support and are just getting it now.

T2964d ago

Right? I mean Sony is going all out to please this gen ...

Kuse964d ago

We can do without a lot less terrorists though...

ZHZ90964d ago

Even though I prefer English for Gaming but I am happy that my 1st language, Arabic, will be supported.

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yellowgerbil965d ago

with a title like that I thought they were inventing a new language for the ps4, like elven or some such.
I want my PS4 native language to be set to pig latin.

RyuCloudStrife965d ago

this is good news, the folks at Saudi Arabia love the PS4, so this is great.

M-M965d ago

Nothing new, they already stated that it's coming but it won't be available at launch.

Tony-A965d ago

Agreed. I'm just glad it was addressed in a timely manner instead of ignoring the topic until it got out of hand.

I know I would be upset if my language wasn't supported. Good news for millions of people, even as minor as it seemed to some!

Hakoom965d ago

i can never use windows or my mobile in arabic.. although iam arabic lol

it just doesnt add up and looks complicated ;x
il stick with english

although this is a nice feature for ppl who dont speak english

wishingW3L965d ago (Edited 965d ago )

they asked Yoshida and it only took like a week to add arabic language to the PS4. These guys are on fire!

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