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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Sony Expects $300M from PC Games

  • The tech giant reported $80 million in PC net sales in FY2021.
  • Sony expects roughly 15% to 20% of its releases in the fiscal year ahead to be on PC.

Sony is projecting it will pocket $300 million from PC gaming titles in the coming fiscal year. 

The tech giant, which reported $80 million in PC net sales in FY2021, is projecting a significant jump thanks to its agreement in January to acquire Bungie — the original creator of “Halo” and current developer of “Destiny” — in a deal valued at $3.6 billion. The deal, which will see Bungie continue to independently develop and publish games, is expected to close this year.

  • Sony expects roughly 15% to 20% of its releases in the fiscal year ahead to be on PC.
  • By 2025, the conglomerate expects that figure to reach around 30%

Despite the desire to embrace PC gaming, Sony has only announced one upcoming title for PC so far, “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection,” which has yet to receive a release date. 

Sony deepening its ties in PC gaming allows the Tokyo-based company to expand its reach in a global gaming market that is projected to reach $222 billion in 2022, per Data.ai. The analytics platform estimates that PC and Mac gaming will reach $40 billion, the same as last year. 

PC titles also help Sony alleviate supply chain constraints, which have hampered the company’s PS5 sales. As a result, Sony has begun ramping up production of PS4s to help cover the demand.

Spreading the Wealth

Sony has not only invested in itself but other major players in the gaming industry. Last month, Epic Games raised $2 billion, split evenly between Sony and Lego Group owner Kirkbi.

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