A busy month of May for Sony continues, as the company held its 2022 business segment briefings. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan spoke in length about the PlayStation brand, but there's a particular item that may be of interest to PC owners. Ryan spoke about the sales numbers of PlayStation ports and expects that total to climb significantly over the next fiscal year.
Ryan issued sales numbers on three of PlayStation's biggest first-party titles that have been ported to PC through March 2022 during Wednesday's business segment briefings. Horizon Zero Dawn has sold over 2.3 million units and recorded over $60 million USD in revenue since its release in August 2020. Days Gone released one year ago and sold 852,000 units and $22.7 million in revenue. The most impressive sales figure might belong to God of War. It released on January 14 of this year and nearly sold 1 million units in just two months, making over $26.2 million in the process.
PlayStation is taking these sales numbers as a major positive and will look to increase its efforts on the PC platform. In fact, the company is estimating PC gaming sales to more than triple over the next fiscal year. Sony is expecting to reach $300M in sales in FY22, which would be more than triple the $80M that the company recorded in FY21.
This should bode well for the future of PlayStation properties on PC. We've seen the technological magic that Sony has been able to work on PS5 through games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Hopefully, this will lead to more titles hitting the PC, like Marvel's Spider-Man or Bloodborne. We'll keep an eye on this developing story here at Shacknews. In the meantime, maybe check out our impressions of God of War on PC and see exactly why PC would be a good home for PlayStation's best games.
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I have to -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-BkrwO_Dck , damnnnnnnnnnnnn this is amazing news I can't wait to see more PS games pimped out on the PC on Ultra!!!!!
I think they need to release: Marvel's Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima and Returnal + Sackboy: A Big Adventure next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the sort of news that can turn a bad day into a good day :) , feels god Man.
they project 12 live service games in fy2025. they have 1 in 2021(the show). oh god, sony investing in 12 fortnites and battle passes and season passes and mmmmmmmmmm get ready for spiderman battle royale and last of us 5v5 and uncharted racing socerball game
They are going to regret this idea and realize that just selling their 1st party and premium exclusive SP titles on the PC would of been a better idea/project and 100% be a success for the shareholders and potential new customer base(aka the PC crowd).
If some can't understand by now that the price of a console 100% guarantees that the PC market is separate and that releasing games on the PC will never under cut the console sales then I am not sure what else to say.
Heck you basically need a 3080 to base line 4K and it's sketchy on the PC at a entry point of $849(only GPU) apposed to getting a PS5(full solution) for: $499 or $399. Enough said, both are separate markets and those that think they cut each other are almost as crazy as those that still think video games are still running on a single core/thread CPU.
Sort of insane how the money sacks are just sitting there yet they want to focus on live service games, do they really think their service games will out do Fortnite, Apex, COD, etc??? Did they ever think that by having so many live service games they will just confuse their own customers and oversaturate their own live service games market and cause it to fail on that note alone???? You got to wonder what focus group thinks live service games are they way they want to go about it is the wining ticket.
Anyways I think it is insane, I hope they change their minds(maybe they already have??) and focus on what the majority loves Sony for and has been proven to be a success at. Last thing, they had said once or twice recently they might not be able to afford or sustain high end AAA SP games, well just sell them also on the PC platform and your problem is solved and that is a fact.
LOL, anyways rant out + my rage meter was at 1000 when I wrote this :)