Big PS4 Tokyo Game Show Announcement Incoming, Says Former Famitsu Editor-in-Chief

August 11, 2014Written by Alex Co


Even if gamescom hasn’t officially started yet, it seems we have more unannounced games to look forward to very soon. Hirokazu Hamamura, former editor-in-chief of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (and now current director of Kadokawa Games), teased that a PlayStation 4-related announcement is set to take place at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

The actual tease came from YouTube Gamers’ Day, a seminar event held in Roppongi Hills’ YouTube Space Tokyo. 

With game platforms being enormously popular in North America and Europe, PlayStation 4 is being supported with major content. In Japan, on the other hand, PlayStation 4′s uprush isn’t very good. Released in February instead of the year-end shopping season, the system sold 320,000 units at launch, which is by no means a bad number. However, even now total sales are at 640,000, which cannot be compared to the sales momentum from North America and Europe. Of course, as a characteristic of the Japanese market, mobile games are by far the leading trade, “but I heard from a major game maker that they’re going to have a big announcement around the time of the Tokyo Game Show that should help the system’s growth.” (Quoted from Hamamura).

This year’s TGS will run from September 18 to 21 and PlayStation LifeStyle will, of course, report on anything PlayStation-related. 

What do you think this announcement is? Perhaps a new entry in an established JRPG franchise? Well, one can hope.

[Source: Gematsu]