PlayStation 4 maker considers Europe the main battleground of the next generation, comments suggest
According to CVG, the source for the rumour is "an insider involved with PlayStation's business strategy".
Speaking to the website, the insider said that Sony is expecting Microsoft to target Europe aggressively in the next generation.
If the source is genuine, it suggests that Sony considers Europe will be the key battleground of the next generation.
As such, Sony is anticipating a much tougher level of competition in Europe in the upcoming generation. According to CVG, the insider said Sony is "prepared to do whatever it takes" to prevent Microsoft from gaining a lead.
That includes reducing console shipments to Japan.
The insider said that Sony views its home territory as safe enough to reduce shipments in order to ensure they are available in the US and especially Europe.
We've contacted Sony for comment.
However, we're going to go with the response being something along the lines of "Sony doesn't comment on rumour or speculation".