Sony focuses on Asia for Vita growth at pre-TGS event

Ahead of the main Tokyo Games Show press event, Sony has just held an Asia-focused media briefing to highlight its moves across the wider region. The new hardware and games were pretty much what was seen at Sony's recent event, with the Vita 2000 arriving across Asia in November and Vita TV in January 2014.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia president Hiroyuki Oda said that the Vita will lead Sony's march across Japan and Asia with improved performance (in Japan) and advertising, with those efforts handled by a new Singapore office.

All the big games including Gundam Breaker, God Eater 2, and Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD with their hardware bundles, plus Toukiden, Dragon’s Crown and Akiba's Trip 2 will appear in Chinese and other Asian markets from October. Now that China has relaxed its console rules, expect Sony to make big strides in the country.

Perhaps the surprise news was that PS4 will release across some parts of Asia well before Japan, arriving in December in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea. That suggests either Sony has plenty of factory capacity to roll out its new toys, or supply is going to be very tight come our Christmas.