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Japanese YouTube creators go hands-on with PS5 in October 4

Published: 10:14, 23 September 2020
Updated: 10:21, 23 September 2020
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Try! PlayStation 5 upcoming series of videos, part of the YouTube Gaming Week, Japan.
YouTube Gaming Week Japan

Popular Japanese YouTube creators such as Anija Otoja, Chachacha, Gucci no Heya, will get to try PlayStation 5 ahead of its release in November, as a part of YouTube Gaming Week.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan have announced their participation in the upcoming YouTube-sponsored gaming festival, "YouTube Gaming Week Japan".

The event will be held from Thursday, September 24, to Sunday, October 4, and popular YouTube creators from Japan will go hands-on with Sony's highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 console, in a series of videos, called "Try! PlayStation 5 on YouTube Gaming Week”.

PlayStation 5 will launch in Japan on November 12, so this is a great PR move by Sony, as they've gathered some of the biggest names from the Japanese YouTube scene.

The mentioned "Try! PlayStation 5 on YouTube Gaming Week" project will start October 4, at 18:00 (JST), and a series of videos will be available on selected YouTubers' channels.

It's currently unknown will Sony announce something similar featuring English-speaking YouTube creators from the United States, or the United Kingdom. 

For now, the upcoming content from Japan is the only one officially announced, but more will come, as stated in the official blog :

Stay tuned for more information on what titles popular creators enjoyed. From now on, we will continue to try to have popular channel creators of the YouTube platform experience PS5 until the PS5 release period. Stay tuned for more information on what titles popular creators enjoyed. From now on, we will continue to try to have popular channel creators of the YouTube platform experience PS5 until the PS5 release period.

We're eager to get our eyes on those upcoming PS5 videos from the Japanese YouTubers, as we still don't know anything about the console's UI. We also can't wait to see how big impact will PS5's ultra-fast SSD have on the regular use of console.

Here's a full list to all of the channels that will release hands-on videos as a part of the YouTube Gaming Week Japan:

PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 in the rest of the world including Europe, Middle-East, South America, Asia, and South Africa.

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