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PS4 to see new features via future system updates, says Shuhei Yoshida

PlayStation 4 will continue to evolve with new features via system software updates in 2016, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) has revealed.

Speaking during Dengeki PlayStation’s Winter Special event in Japan (via DS), Yoshida-san also promised that 2016 will prove to be an “amazing” year for Sony’s current-generation console, with a number of exclusive content on the horizon. Pleasingly, he noted that Japanese-made games such as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom are gaining a lot of attention in the west, and are expected to sell well outside of Japan.

On a more light-hearted note, the popular executive also revealed his favorite candy—Kororo gummies by Uha. Who would have thought it, eh? 

The company’s Australian branch recently admitted that the PS4’s first-party lineup in 2015 wasn’t quite as strong as it could have been, with Sony instead focusing more on third-party relations. Nonetheless, Sony has enjoyed a bumper year with PS4, announcing its flagship console has sold 30.2 million units worldwide since its release in November 2013. In the U.K., the machine is tracking well ahead of the PS2 in terms of sales—an impressive feat considering PS2 is the best-selling home console of all time.

Looking ahead, Sony has a number of huge games in store for 2016, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last Guardian, and No Man’s Sky. In addition, it’s also gearing up for the launch of PlayStation VR in the first quarter of next year. Support for the virtual reality gaming headset is already gathering pace, with the likes of Tekken 7, Dreams, Gran Turismo Sport, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood all confirmed to utilise the device.

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