Games Are “Main” Focus of Sony Interactive Entertainment; Sony Shares a Reason for Headquarters in the U.S.

on January 29, 2016 4:32 AM

During Sony’s quarterly earnings call for Japanese investors and analysts, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida talked about PlayStation VR, and the move to merge Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment into Sony Interactive Entertainment.

According to Yoshida-san, Sony is preparing for the launch of PlayStation VR, and is “trying to create a new entertainment experience, by leveraging the approximately 36 million units installed base of PS4.” He also added that both gamers and game creators are looking forward to it.

Yoshida-san was then asked about the reasoning behind the creation of Sony Interactive Entertainment, and mentioned that games will continue to be the main focus of the business, but music, video, PS Vue and more are also content that the company would like to develop and establish into a global entertainment network.

On top of that, he explained that the changes to how Sony handles digital content already started in the United States, and the systems to provide PlayStation services are in the U.S. as well, which is one reason why it was deemed better to headquarter the new entity there.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.