Some gamers have discovered that a new PS4 background theme that recently became available over on the Japanese version of the PlayStation Store has been censored. The theme? An image of Asuka from Marvelous Entertainment’s Senran Kagura series. How bad is the censorship? Well, it’s quite obvious.
Twitter user Super Starman spotted the change after the theme went life and a YouTuber posted up a video covering the different aspects of the theme.
You can check out the video below from Katsudon96 Gaming.
The theme was released over on the PlayStation Store for Japanese PS4 users on January 10th, 2019.
You might notice that the theme looks a little weird with the water splashes? Well, that’s because it’s censored. Super Starman linked to the original uncensored version of the same background image, and we can clearly see that there is no water splashing on Asuka’s butt to cover it up. You can check out the comparison images below to see how a quick Photoshop job was used to push the waves onto Asuka’s bikini bottom so you couldn’t see her voluptuous cheeks.
You can also clearly tell that the image was altered greatly because the way the wave is purposefully covering her butt from the background doesn’t make any sense at all. The first part of the wave is somehow far back behind the sushi roll yet the second part of the wave, which is further back in perspective than the first part of the wave, is somehow moving into the foreground to specifically cover up Asuka’s butt, even though it’s still behind the sushi.
There’s really no explanation behind the change, and it’s not actually discussed on social media (yet). The only thing that can be surmised is that Sony may have requested for them to censor up Asuka’s butt for the theme.
Now before you jump to the conclusion that sexy PlayStation themes aren’t allowed, this is far from the truth. There used to be a plethora of sexy themes for the PlayStation, in fact there was a dynamic theme a while back for Show Magazine on the PlayStation Store, which was definitely not safe for work. You can check out a preview of the theme from Serge Maverick.
However, as pointed out in a Reddit thread from 2016, Sony has recently been censoring a lot of the sexy themes for the PS4. There’s even an imgur album that showcases the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions of the exact same themes, with the PS4 versions getting censored and covering up midriffs, cleavage, thighs, and arms.
So basically, not only are the PS4 games getting censored, but PS4 themes are also heavily censored as well.
(Thanks for the news tip zac za)