Just in time for today’s massive PlayStation Showcase, Sony released a small presentation of the success of the Games & Network Services gaming division, where, among other interesting statistics, it revealed sales figures for Spider-Man and The Last of Us on PC.
Thus, the port of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered in 2018 on PC sold 1.5 million copies and earned $52 million, while The Last of Us Part I, despite its very poor technical condition, brought in $15.5 at the time of release on March 28. million (368 thousand copies sold). At the end of fiscal year 2022 (April 2022 to March 2023), Sony received $250 million from the sale of PC games – $50 million less than the head of PlayStation Jim Ryan predicted. At the same time, in 2023 the company predicts to earn $ 450 million from sales of ports of its games on PC – 20% (or a fifth) of the total sales of games from internal studios PlayStation Studios.
Other interesting figures from the presentation
PS VR2 is outpacing the original VR headset with nearly 600,000 units in the six weeks since launch, up 6% from PS VR sales in the same period. The number of subscribers of the SPS Extra plan is 6.1 million (13% of all), and S Premium is even more – 8 million (17%). So far, Sony hasn’t shared detailed statistics, but only the total number of PS Plus subscribers. The share of investments in games-services will grow from the current 55% to 60% by 2025, while single projects will no longer account for 45%, but 40%. Investment in new IP will increase over the next two years from the current 40% to 50%, the rest will go to established franchises. Sony plans to release at least two big-budget games annually and cover all key genres (RPGs, racing, platformers, action, shooters, sports games).
Among future major releases, the presentation mentions Spider-Man 2, Insomniac’s Wolverine, and the new Silent Hill. The full presentation is available on the official website of the company.
Sony is making very good money on the release of older PlayStation exclusives on PC, so for the time being there are no plans to change anything in this part of the strategy or slow down the current pace – in a recent interview, Jim Ryan once again confirmed that more and more PlayStation exclusives on PC will be released. Separately, he noted that the company is well aware of the importance of PS5 exclusives, so they also plan to release more of them. Ryan also said that PC gamers are not offended or annoyed at all by the fact that PS5 exclusives come to PC only 2-3 years after their release on the console. According to Ryan, for them, such an expectation is “acceptable.”
More PlayStation exclusives on PC – Sony will continue to favor PC gamers because they bring in good money