PlayStation Japan President Promises Many Games that Will Bring Joy and Touch Your Soul

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita promises to make you happy and move you with more PlayStation games.

November 30, 2017

Today, during the ceremony for the annual PlayStation Awards at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita gave a speech about the future of PlayStation and the industry.

Morita-san thanked game creators for their “amazing” titles and gamers who have “strongly supported” the PlayStation brand. He then moved on to talk about the evolution of interactive entertainment.

“Entertainment has evolved over the years: it started in the world of text, then we had cartoons with pictures, which then adopted movement and turned into anime and films, and they have become interactive. Games continue to evolve absorbing the best or the best of all types of entertainment along with the advancement of technology. Today they are the most cutting-edge format of entertainment.

They offer absolute fun, they have the power to move our hearts, and we want to convey the wonder of games to more people, and establish games as something that connects people, something that people can enjoy even casually. We would like to raise games to an ever-higher dimension.”

Morita-san continued by mentioning that such an objective cannot be achieved without the developers and those who work in the industry, promising to continue creating games that bring joy to gamers while moving their hearts.

“We will continue to work to realize one PlayStation in every home, with our vision of PlayStation for everyone, and we will dedicate ourselves to deliver many titles that will bring you absolute joy and move and touch your soul. Rivals for our titles are Shohei Ohtani and Nogizaka46. Let’s work together and fight together. We will never leave you alone.”

If you (probably) didn’t catch the reference, Shohei Ohtani is a popular baseball pitcher, and Nogizaka46 is a famous Japanese idol group, with Morita-san probably meaning that games should grant players with emotions like music and sports.

With Japan moving into the holiday shopping season, and a ton of great PS4 games coming next year, Morita-san’s speech is certainly promising. If you want to hear more, you can also check out the introduction of the new PlayStation CEO John Kodera.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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