Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan has responded to comments that the PlayStation 5 has been drifting away from its native Japan since it was released. The executive states that the Japanese region it is still important to your business.
Some of these claims come from an apparent lineup of games that is more aimed at a Western audience. Others come from changing the actions on the DualSense control buttons to make it a global standard.
“Sony’s position is that the Japanese market is still important to us. We have never been so excited about the Japanese game developer community as we are now. “ Jim Ryan commented. The SIE president said that the second half of the PS4 cycle strengthened the bond with developers in Japan and that this will continue with the PlayStation 5 cycle.
Ryan clarified that there are still games being developed in Japan pending and reminds them that PlayStation 5 was launched on the same day as in the United States. This contributed to the console having the largest launch in the entire history of the brand.
When all the brands were unified into Sony Interactive Entertainment, the headquarters that was located in Tokyo was moved to San Mateo, California. Since then, the market has been more focused on the West, with Japan coming in second.