Sony Can't Make Japan Care About PS4 Pro (And Everyone's OK With This)

Japan doesn't -- and never will -- give a crap about PS4 Pro, but Sony knows it's useless to try and change that. The marketing division is instead going with the flow in its homeland.

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C-H-E-F2551d ago

nobody can make anything care about anything, care is a choice of the heart, mind and soul.

rainslacker2550d ago

Sony can't make an amorphous land mass care about an inanimate and soulless piece of plastic?

Anyhow, to respond to the article

"Japan has a reputation for being slower to adopt new gaming technology than other territories"

No, they don't. Just in recent years, the desire for home consoles has dwindled to to varying reasons. Japanese people have historically always been keen on new technology.

Anyhow, the games are what sells systems. The big games are coming, and that will make some people care. Japan will probably never be the home console powerhouse that it once was, but that doesn't mean they don't care. Just means it's not as suitable for them anymore, or they're waiting it out for something that works for them.


TOKYO INDIE GAMES SUMMIT 2024 is kicking-off on March 2nd next year (2024)

"TOKYO INDIE GAMES SUMMIT, the digital and in-person Japanese event showcasing developers and indie games from both local talent and around the world, returns to Kichijōji for its second annual iteration on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024." - Phoenixx.


New Microsoft/Activision deal addresses previous CMA concerns in cloud gaming

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to the deal being cleared, the CMA said today.

XiNatsuDragnel1d 6h ago

A step 🚶‍♂️ in the direction.

1Victor1d 4h ago

Phil note to self “buy Ubisoft “

crazyCoconuts1d 2h ago

exactly what i was thinking when i read this lol

Zeref1d 2h ago

They're actually not allowed to buy Ubisoft. For 10 years at least lol

badz14913h ago

They don't want Ubi, they want Nintendo

Workshyskiver1d 6h ago

Well at least this drama will be over in the next few weeks. Got to laugh at the CMA though, clearly just looked for a way to save face and act like they achieved anything remotely meaningful.

Profchaos1d 5h ago

I don't want it to stop so far we've seen deep behind the iron curtain I want more

raWfodog1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

You’re probably not aware that it was MS that went back to the CMA to find ways that it could make the deal pass. Easy to get lost in all of the false narratives that many people put out there.

“Microsoft President Brad Smith has shared a company statement on the move, as the Xbox owner begins "considering how the transaction might be modified" to make it work for the UK CMA.
Here's the full quote from Microsoft:
"After today's court decision in the U.S., our focus now turns back to the UK. While we ultimately disagree with the CMA's concerns, we are considering how the transaction might be modified in order to address those concerns in a way that is acceptable to the CMA.
In order to prioritize work on these proposals, Microsoft and Activision have agreed with the CMA that a stay of litigation in the UK would be in the public interest and the parties have made a joint submission to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to this effect."


Workshyskiver1d ago

Em I am intently aware that as soon as the FTC lost the judge ruling and it became clear that only the CMA was in a position to offer any meaningful opposition both the CMA and MS appeared to the CAT to ask for a stop to their appeal.

CMA's ruling was clearly flawed and nonsensical as was becoming apparent in the CAT hearings and this micky mouse Ubisoft deal is just a way for them to back down with saving some face

Regardless on anyones position on whether the merger should go ahead both the FTC and CMA have done nothing but makes themselves both look clueless about gaming.

raWfodog19h ago

Cool, just showing you what came directly from the MS source. It’s status quo to ignore facts these days.

-Foxtrot1d 5h ago (Edited 1d 5h ago )

After the FTC leaks and Microsofts long term plans...I just can't believe this got passed anywhere buuuut money talks I guess

PhillyDonJawn1d 3h ago

Most of those plans are no longer possible

Zeref1d 2h ago

What exactly leaked that you think should be detrimental to this deal?

-Foxtrot22h ago

The fact that they are power hungry and it’s clear they aren’t going to stop, going for a monopoly or close to it within the gaming industry

Have you been living under a rock?

MrDead1d 5h ago

The power of money on show. When you're as rich as MS you get handed industries as a reward for being rich. We've all seen the evidence of what MS has planned and now there's nothing to stop them.

Remember you don't have to be any good to be competitive, you just need a rich parent company.