According to NIS America executives, Sony is increasingly neglecting to work with small studios in Japan. These should therefore have increasingly decided to shift their focus to Nintendo’s switch.
Speaking to MCV, Takuro Yamashita, President of NIS America, discussed various topics, including the current development of the Japanese market.
As he explains, Sony has to accept the accusation that the company is increasingly neglecting cooperation with small studios in Japan. Since Sony shows little interest in small developers or publishers, they should have decided to shift their focus to Nintendo’s switch.
Japan: Small developers are shifting their focus to switch, according to NIS America
“We’ve started to do more on Nintendo’s switch as they are very supportive,” says Yamashita. “Compared to that, Sony does not behave very friendly to small businesses like us.” To make matters worse, the games of the small Japanese studios on Switch now sell better than on the PlayStation 4.
Yamashita continues: “If we simultaneously publish a switch version and a PS4 version, then the current sales trend amounts to two to one. This means that the switch version sells twice as much physically and digitally as the PS4 version. ”
Therefore, among small studios in Japan, the trend is that they no longer publish their titles first for the PlayStation 4, but put more emphasis on Nintendo’s switch.