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Why is Sony America Kind of taking over the rest of Sony?

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twintail said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

Yes but why are the headquarter in the US? And not just the headquarters, it seems decisions are taken in the US, like censoring nudity in some games, a US decision. Why didn't Sony Japan, supposedly the ones in charge say and do something about it? Same with Sony in Europe, I heard nowhere that European branches opposed Sony's American decisions.

All this shows that the power is clearly shifting towards America. And I wonder why? Sony is a private company so they don't need to go by politics or territory culture or history. And this brings a deeper question: Is this shift of power something forcefully taken by Sony America or are the other branches just ok with it and kind of submitting to this dynamic? If yes, why?

Look, stop trying to overthink very easy business decisions.

The current SIE is a merger of the Japanese SCE and the US Sony Networking departments. The networking department is responsible for this like PSN.

PSN is making Sony a ton of money. So logically, the move was sound. 

Likewise, the Japanese game market is moving further away from console experiences, and the USA is very much a strong market with growth potential for the PS brand.

It's that simple (when reduced to very basic form).

Totally agree plus it's where most of the big Sony studios are.



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NOA got way too much control of Nintendo in the 2000s. We got a lot less Japanese games as a result. A lot of bad marketing. Until Iwata got full control over NOA again it was a dark period. Iwata got a bunch of those Japanese games overseas. Sony is now censoring 3rd party Japanese games. You can make snide remarks "the only for da pedos" is just an ignorant view. Most of those games are not for me but it hurts relations to do that. So many of those games were released on Switch uncensored. I'm also aware that not all localization is censorship. What Sony has been doing is, however. From a pure business decision maybe this makes more sense for them as a company. SEGA was once a US company and transitioned to a Japanese one mainly. I am however just sick of seeing on the US side execs automatically thinking Japanese game equals bad for a western release. Either they don't release it at all in the west or they heavily alter it.



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The land of the rising sun has made 'landfall' on American soil...

This is a war. A console war. A war fought on many fronts.

https://www.decluttr.com/blog/2016/03/18/xbox-vs-playstation-xbox-one-ps4/

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Americans know how to do business, and especially how to do it on their own turf, so it's best left to them. Also, the American market is the place where Sony has the most to gain and thus it is the main battleground for them.



The PS4 is the worse selling Sony home console ever, in Japan. It barely exists in Japan. Like Wii U levels (which did so badly I was the only person I know who bought one, twice as bad as the GC). And if you are doing business in Europe it still makes sense to run it from America as that is where the English is and all the people from different countries can get along (and immigrate missing people also, I know Chinese devs who'd rather get a green card thank you very much than continue in China, why not if you are very skilled).



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EricHiggin said:

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"

The land of the rising sun has made 'landfall' on American soil...

This is a war. A console war. A war fought on many fronts.

https://www.decluttr.com/blog/2016/03/18/xbox-vs-playstation-xbox-one-ps4/

Your map looks a lot different than the ones on deculttr



Yes I understand what you are pointing on their policies looking more what California based companies are doing.
But Sony still is a global company still they are trying to pander to USA to keep selling good overall.



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You really should have done at least a tiny bit of research before making this thread.

Seriously.



Sony has been moving to the West for years. Japan is kind of becoming less and less relevant in terms of console gaming and other markets in general.

The question remains about US headquarters vs Europe headquarters, however many global companies stick to the States, so no surprise for multiple obvious reasons.



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mjk45 said:
EricHiggin said:

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"

The land of the rising sun has made 'landfall' on American soil...

This is a war. A console war. A war fought on many fronts.

https://www.decluttr.com/blog/2016/03/18/xbox-vs-playstation-xbox-one-ps4/

Your map looks a lot different than the ones on deculttr

Yeah, I noticed that too.  I think he pulled it from this site.
https://www.pcmag.com/news/mapping-state-by-state-tech-trends-top-us-gaming-platforms