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Sony Japan VP: We’ll have Announced 170 Titles by March 2015

senran kagura 09-03-14

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan confirmed a bunch of new Playstation 4 games during their pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier this week.

However, there seems to be a lot more games coming to Playstation, that is if SCE Japan Asian senior VP Hiroshi Ueda has anything to say about it:

“I’m glad that out of the sheer number of games we revealed, a good number of them wildly varied.” Ueda said in an interview with Dengeki Playstation. “If we only count the retail games and not the download versions, by March of next year I believe we’ll have roughly 170 titles announced to date.”

Ueda touched upon the oncoming sentiment between Japanese game makers, saying that “Japanese developers are seeing the potential the PS4 has been accumulating, and they’re seeing greater opportunities on the platform.”

He pointed out his biggest surprise, which turned out to be a franchise returning to Playstation:

“When I first learned about Dragon Quest: Heroes, I was both stunned and overjoyed. The game has the potential to attain the highest system attach rate in the series. The sheer pressure and responsibility I’m feeling in regards to its potential success is hard to describe.”

Ueda moved onto speak on the key goals for Sony and the games on Playstation 4, stating that its their mission to “ensure the upcoming games we have lined up in the future attract their respective fans.” When asked about the console’s set of features, he replied “It’s challenging to reply to everyone’s requests, but we’ll keep an eye out for consumer feedback, as we improve the feature set.”

Lastly, for those Playstation Vita owners who are feeling neglected:

“The sheer amount of users regularly using their Playstation Vita is very high.” he said. “This has made developers and creators reiterate to us that games they make can be sold on the handheld. We’ll be seeing more smartphone titles be ported to the Playstation Vita.”

So that’s a lot of games! Do you guys own any of the current Playstation platforms, and if so here’s the ultimate question – which is your preferred one?

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8 comments
  1. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    September 4, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Pretty much all of the games coming out I’m interested in are coming to Vita. I’m also glad it finally got some love. But it’s a bit disappointing so many of the games on it are coming to PS4 aswell, it needs all the exclusives it can get, and this is coming from someone who also owns a PS4. People enjoying it and playing it doesn’t mean they’re satisfied with Sony’s support of it.

  2. Chris Gregoria
    Chris Gregoria
    September 4, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Yeah, the sheer lack of support for the Vita is truly upsetting. Especially since it’s such a goddamn awesome piece of hardware.

  3. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    September 4, 2014 at 12:52 am

    It really is. I still love my Vita a lot but beyond Gravity Rush Sony has had pretty much nothing to do with why I do love it.

  4. bf313
    bf313
    September 4, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I’d really rather not think about how many of these games may never reach Western markets. Putting all of my faith in localizers to get as much of it here as they can!

  5. Crazy_O
    Crazy_O
    September 4, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I love that little thing so much, at least we are a dedicated few. Love the Vita community.

  6. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    September 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Who asked for smartphone games to be ported on vita? We want original content, not that it matters cause every generation there’s always a treasure box filled with games that never crossed the ocean.

  7. Some furf
    Some furf
    September 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I just don’t understand Sony’s reluctance to release anything themselves for the Vita. They put in a good effort in the first year or so, with Wipeout, Gravity Rush, Resistance, Killzone and Tearaway. Third parties, especially smaller Japanese developers, have been keeping it alive with a steady flow of games and thankfully XSeed, NISA and others have been localising stuff like Dangan Ronpa, Senran Kagura, Demon Gaze and Akiba’s Trip. If they can make a profit with them, why can’t Sony keep a small team of their own together to provide a steady stream of Vita games?

    My only hope is that the huge success of the PS4 will allow somebody the funds to put together something good for the Vita. My fear is that they’ll instead ask themselves why they’d bother making Vita games when the PS4 is more profitable.

  8. Aristides
    Aristides
    September 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I’m looking forward to another PS2like generation. Soo many great stuff coming to PS4. PSV also got some love, can’t wait for Luminous Ark ^^.