PS4: PlayStation Japan Honcho: "We'll Do Our Best" for it to Sell as Much as PS2

By Giuseppe Nelva

February 23, 2014

The PS4 seems to be a success for Sony so far, but whether or not it’ll manage to match the massive popularity of the PS2 it’s still very much up in the air. Yet Sony Computer Entertainmnet Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano is not giving up on the idea, as he told Inside Games in an interview.

As we all know, unfortunately the sales of the PS3 didn’t even get near the sales of the PS2. It mat be difficult for a home console now, but I think we shouldn’t say it’s impossible unconditionally. However, I believe it’s possible to expand the popularity of the PS4 by providing a rich gaming experience and making use of the fusion of network service and high performance that is possible only on home consoles.

Kawano-san also continued mentioning that Sony is going to keep up the PR effort to spread the news about the unique features of the console like remote play, as there are still people that don’t know about those.

When we talk on whether it’ll match the sales of the PS2 numerically, we’ll have to do our best in the future.

Pushing the PS4 to the overwhelming level of popularity of the PS2 is definitely no small task, and Kawano-san and his colleague will definitely have to try their best. It’s good to know that “providing an rich gaming experience” is still front and center in their plans. That was, after all, what really made us love the PS2.

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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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