PS4 Japanese Launch: Gamers Crowd Electronics Stores in Akihabara as Floodgates Open

on February 21, 2014 5:39 PM

While the PS4 officially launched in Japan at midnight, actual stores are just starting to open now, and those that didn’t pre-order the new console are scrambling to try and get one before they run out of stock.

Below you can see a few pictures from Tokyo, where gamers are crowding the entrances of electronics and game stores in Akihabara like Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera and Sofmap. On the other hand the Yodobashi Camera store in Shinjuku seems to be a lot less crowded.

Sony Compter Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano is also in attendance in front of Bic Camera, sporting a sleek PlayStation sweater. Looks like all the partying and beer from yesterday night’s launch event still didn’t manage to put him out of commission.

The pictures from Tokyo showcased in the gallery above are courtesy of Twitter users Maestoro21Rampofstar3617Simon_SinINSIDEKohtar666Moo_Dengeki and Miho Tsukioka

 /  Executive News Editor
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.