During this morning’s press conference held in Tokyo, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita made a public commitment to restoring momentum for the somewhat sluggish Japanese gaming industry:
Now the game console market in Japan is behind the US or EU markets in many ways. I am aware that I am not perfect as SCEJA President, but we are united as SCEJA trying to really bring the momentum on to the gaming industry here in Japan. We will be listening to your feedback, and we will be bold and we will be speedy in challenging different ideas. I hope that you will keep supporting us.
SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida also committed to bringing more PS4 games from Sony’s own first parties:
From Worldwide Studios in the future we will be committed to release many PS4 titles using PS4’s high performance and new features.
Today was Morita-san’s first day on the job, after replacing former President Hiroshi Kawano. Considering the quality of the press conference, and the 44 titles showcased, we can definitely say that he hit the ground running.