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SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano on the Vita, social games and the power of Hatsune Miku


At the Tokyo Game Show this year, we stopped to chat with Hiroshi Kawano, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, about his company's future. In part one (above), we ask about how Sony plans to push the PlayStation Vita, which was a big focus of the company's press conference this year (both at TGS and E3). We also take a second to ask about the latest Hatsune Miku game, which boosted Vita sales by over 300 percent when it launched earlier this month.

In the second part of the interview, Kawano discusses social games. Social games are huge in Japan right now, so where does Sony – a company busy trying to sell dedicated gaming hardware – fit into a market steadily shifting toward mobile phones and tables? Find out after the break.

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