Sony Planning to Pitch International Games to Japanese Gamers (Maybe)

Sony opened a teaser page on it’s Japanese website hinting to the upcoming “World Game Project” to happen in Akihabara (A commercial area in Tokyo mostly dedicated to technology, gaming, Anime and whatnot) on July the 23rd.

While nothing is known at the moment about what the project will entail, the brief flash animation displays the sentence “Play the games of the world!”, which seems to hint to an event to raise the appeal of international (read: western) games between the Japanese gaming community.

This kind of initiative isn’t that surprising, considering that western games never had that much appeal in the Land of the Raising Sun and an attempt to bridge the cultural differences seems sensible, especially due to the fact that many of Sony’s most successful first party studios are in the West.

To be fair, I’d also like to see similar events held in the West, in order to show the appeal of Japanese games. After all cultural bridges can go both ways.

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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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