The PlayStation 4 hasn’t officially been released in Japan yet, but all of the gamers who have a PlayStation Network account can browse the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4 in the region. The games that are available on the store are quite different in Japan than in other regions.
Gematsu said that the store is fully live with some games available for download. A couple of the games that are already available for download are Dream Club: Host Girls on Stage and Onigiri.
As a promotional launch for the delay in the region, the gamers in Japan will get three months of PlayStation Plus absolutely free. If you have a Japanese account you should start looking for it.
With PlayStation Plus subscriptions you are able to download free games every month. Some of the titles that will be available in Japan with a PS+ subscription are Yokyo Jungle and Dream Club for the PS3, and Soul Sacrifice and Ciel no Surge on the PS Vita.
Tokyo Jungle is quite an entertaining dungeon crawler game with the evolution of a lot of different animals. Everyone always wanted to play with a poodle in a concrete jungle, they just didn’t know it yet.
It seems a little strange that Sony would wait until now to launch their new console in its home region but with the success the PlayStation 4 is having, this will only be another big boost for the console.
Not having the console released in Japan opened up the possibility for Sony to ship more consoles to other regions like European and North American regions, which gave them this advantage they are having in unit sales now.
Just yesterday I wrote that Sony had announced having sold over 5.3 million PlayStation 4 units thus far; in the first month alone Sony sold over 1 million units.