Sony is currently known for several major single player brands (God of War, The Last of Us, Horizon), but plans to bet on new franchises and a range of gaming services in the near future.
As part of presentations Sony Game & Network Services has learned that in fiscal 2025 (ending in April 2026), roughly 50% of PlayStation Studios’ investments will go to new IPs (up from 20% in fiscal 2019).
An even more noticeable shift can be seen in investments in gaming services. If Sony provided just 12% for them in fiscal 2019 (and 88% for “traditional” games), the ratio will reach 60% to 40% in fiscal 2025.
A mix of single player and service games becomes the trademark of PlayStation Studios. Sony promises two major releases per year, games in all major genres (shooters, action, role-playing, platformers, racing, sports) and a balance between new and established franchises.
Also by fiscal 2025, Sony intends to stop releasing games on PS4 (their share in the current fiscal year will be only 10%) and focus on PS5 (50% of releases), PC (40%) and mobile devices (10%). to concentrate. ).
As for current success, Sony made over $250 million in the PC segment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 (it was targeting $300 million) and in fiscal 2023 the company intends to exceed that number to increase to $450 million.
Numerous versions of exclusive PlayStation products for the PC help the platform owner in this. The Marvel’s Spider-Man remaster has sold over 1.5 million copies, and the troubled port of The Last of Us Part I has sold more than 368,000 copies in less than a month.