News Summary: New consoles not on sale in Japan

(AP) - GAME SHOW STARS: The Tokyo Game Show this year has two big stars, Sony's PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One, the first new home consoles to go on sale in seven years.

JAPAN DELAY: But neither console will be on sale in Japan until next year, far behind November releases in the U.S and Europe. It's the first time a new PlayStation console has not been released in Japan first.

DIMINISHING ROLE: Sony and Microsoft both say tailoring the machines for the Japanese market takes more time, but many in the gaming world see the delay as symbolic of Japan's loss of its pioneering and leading role in the industry.


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