New PlayStation Commercial From Japan Stars Famous Singer Kenshi Yonezu

Today the Japanese arm of PlayStation published a brand new commercial starring a famous local singer, in a rather special way.

PlayStation Kenshi Yonezu

Today the Japanese arm of Sony Interactive Entertainment published a brand new PlayStation commercial starring a famous local singer, in a rather special way.

The commercial is supposed to publicly debut on January 24, but players on Japanese accounts can receive random notifications on their PS5 or PS4 (if they have set their account to receive them) inviting them to watch the commercial in advance.

The video, titled “A World Without Play | Play Has No Limits” stars popular Japanese singer and songwriter Kenshi Yonezu, debuting the new song “POP SONG.”

If you have not received anything or simply don’t have a Japanese PlayStation Network account, don’t worry, you can simply watch the commercial below since it’s just a YouTube link set to be unlisted. It’s not exactly the most ironclad secret.

Interestingly, the date of the initiative isn’t random. It’s already January 23, in Japan, and “1, 2, 3” is a slogan used by PlayStation on the Japanese market and a reference to December 3 (12, 3), the birthday of PlayStation in Japan.

The same commercial will officially be made public on January 24 and will air on Japanese TV as well, so it’s likely to be a rather big deal locally. At the moment, we don’t know if the western arm of PlayStation will do anything with it, but it’s probably unlikely.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.