Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Talks About a “Productive Year” for Japan Studio; Comments on Nintendo Switch

Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Calls 2017 a productive year for Japan Studio and has nice words for the Switch.

on October 4, 2017 3:05 PM

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu included an interview to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, who talked about PlayStation’s own Japan Studio, the Nintendo Switch and more.

Asked to comment on Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Yoshida-san mentioned that also thanks to the PS4 gaining popularity in Japan, many titles for a wide range of users were showcased There weren’t just sequels, but also completely new IP, games for PlayStation VR, and even PlayLink. There was a great variety of games.

Yoshida-san also talked about the fact that SCE Japan Studio released The Last Guardian, Gravity Rush 2, Everybody’s Golf and Knack 2 in a row, and now they’re about to launch Gran Turismo Sport. According to him, it has been a very productive year for Japan Studio.

Asked to comment on the release of the Nintendo Switch, Yoshida-san explained that it’s good to have various companies providing fun games with different approaches, because it leads to further revitalizing the industry as a whole.

He then added that actually, as the Nintendo Switch continues to sell, it appears that sales of home consoles as a whole are also growing. Thanks to that, publishers have more options to offer content, and users can enjoy a variety of games that suit their lifestyle.

 /  Executive News Editor
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