Sony has reached the impressive milestone of selling 100 million units of the PlayStation but it sees dark clouds ahead as it looks towards the future. The company has warned that the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China could result in the price of its consoles going up.
Sony’s financial boss Hiroki Totoki has said that if the United States expands tariffs on Chinese products, it would likely result in a price increase for PlayStation consoles. Totoki says that Sony is considering a number of options to deal with this eventuality and that passing that additional cost on to the customers is one such option.
The leaders of the European Union have expressed concern over the intensifying trade friction between the United States and China, and stressed the importance of a rules-based trade system.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk were speaking to reporters in Osaka ahead of the opening of the G20 summit on Friday.
An 81-year-old woman in Okinawa says she is the trembling little girl in film clip that shows the cruelty of battle in Japan's southern prefecture in World War Two.
The footage, shot by the US military, shows a girl covered with dirt and trembling while sitting on the side of a road in the southern part of Okinawa's Main Island. The documentary film was made toward the end of the battle of Okinawa in the final stages of World War Two.
A Japanese opposition lawmaker under fire over his remarks on four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan says he cannot attend a Lower House committee hearing on Friday, citing poor health.
Directors of the Lower House steering committee on Thursday decided to request that Hodaka Maruyama appear before them so that they can confirm facts.
The God of War franchise has been quite a staple in Sony’s PlayStation-exclusive line for years now, and with the last release, Sony attempted something different by introducing a new character to the game in the form of Kratos’ son. It proved to be a good idea because the game was extremely well-received and won a prize at the Game Awards.
For those who love to see what goes on behind-the-scenes during game development and want to know what the game’s designers and developers were thinking, Sony has since released the “Raising Kratos” documentary on YouTube where you can watch it for free in its entirety.
Japan will expand DNA tests for human remains from World War Two in Okinawa Prefecture that have not been identified more than 70 years after the war ended.
The remains of about 187,000 people have been recovered in the southern island prefecture that became a fierce battleground in the war, but few have been identified.
More than 900 people have competed in a tug-of-war in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
The event is held every year in the town of Atsuma, which in September was hit by an earthquake that registered an intensity of seven, the highest level on the Japanese seismic scale. Many houses and buildings were damaged.