Sony did something completely different when it launched the PlayStation 4 late last year. The Japanese company gave North America and Europe first crack at the next-gen system months before releasing it in its home country. Completely turning on its head Sony's typical release scheme.

Now Japan is getting its very own release blowout. The PlayStation 4 drops today in Japan for gamers who have been salivating over the game footage that PS4 owners in the U.S. have been playing for months. Feels good don't it?

It used to be that when a Japanese company like Sony or Nintendo released a system, gamers in the U.S. and around the world would have to wait months if not years to get their sweaty little hands on it.

Gamers in Japan can pick up a spakin' new PS4 for about $410 USD and will be kicked off by a special midnight launch featuring famous game designers including Metal Gear Solid creator and epic Xbox One smack-talker Hideo Kojima. Sony reports that is has sold over 5.3 million units as of February 8 and will no-doubt be bolstered by this latest launch.

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[via GamePolitics]