Shuhei Yoshida talks about the problems of managing a global PSN
Head of Sony worldwide studios and all round nice guy Shuhei Yoshida has been talking about the difficulties of providing a consistant PSN service across several countries and territories.
PSN’s worldwide market
Speaking, in of all things, a Treasure Park comments thread on the US Blog, Yoshida said. “There are both positives and negatives in the current regional approach”. He also admitted that even he has separate PSN IDs for different countries, with one for Japan, US and Europe.
Shuhei said that, “Managing multiple small countries with multiple languages is much more inefficient than managing a large single country”. However, the trade off is that you get a service that is more regionally focused, “Having strong regional representation with regional operation is a great thing to be able to cater to the needs of the market,” he added. “You should be careful what you wish for,” he then went on to say, “If you want all regions managed by one perspective, one view of the largest country, then you are not in for a good ride”.
So while the info doesn’t go into the specifics behind the delays and absences that have affected some games, it does at least explain why things are done the way they are.