Monday, September 9, 2013
SCE To Release PS4 In Feb '14 In Japan
TOKYO (NQN)--Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., a Sony Corp. (6758) subsidiary, said Monday that it will begin domestic sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console from Feb. 22, with a suggested retail price of 41,979 yen.
The release will be about three months after SCE starts selling the next-generation gaming system in North America, on Nov. 15, and in Europe and Latin America, and Nov. 29. Release dates for those markets were announced before the date for the domestic market.
SCE Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano said that the availability of content was the top priority in choosing the release date. Because SCE failed to schedule it in time for the year-end shopping season, Kawano explained that Feb. 22 was the best option because many new Japanese game titles are available at that time of year.
(Nikkei Quick News, Sept. 9)