Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Comments on the Tremendous Rush of Games Coming Between September and February

Shuhei Yoshida talks about the massive influx of games coming between September and February and promises that Days Gone's development is going well.

June 27, 2018

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, who was asked to comment on whether this is going to be “the year of software” for PS4.

Yoshida-san agreed with that statement and mentioned that games made in Japan since around last year were highly praised around the world, and that flow is continuing this year with Monster Hunter World being very popular outside of Japan. After that, he commented on the fact that the fall and winter months are really crowded with games.

“The rush of titles from September this year to February next year is tremendous. Besides, some games are regularly updated. I think it’s a situation in which I can’t really play them all.”

[Editor’s note: Yoshida-san uses the term “Susamajii,” which has several meanings including “tremendous,” “terrific,” “amazing,” all the way to “absurd” and “terrifying.” The first meaning is probably the closest to his intention]

He also mentioned that releasing good titles leads to many users playing, and it’s possible to feel the actual size and depth of the gaming market.

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Yoshida-san was also asked to comment on the development situation of Days Gone by Sony’s Bend Studio and mentioned that it’s going well. The game can now be played from the beginning to the end, and it’s being polished, so he encourages gamers to look forward to it.

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