PlayStation Plus Subscribers Now at 20.8 Million; Sony Outlines Strategy for Current Fiscal Year
Sony Corporation released the documentation for its Investor Relations Day, currently being held in Tokyo. and among the documents there were several interesting pieces of information about the performance and future strategy of the game and network business.
First of all, we get a recap of the results achieved in the past fiscal year, including a 51% increase of total net sales on the PlayStation Network. The partnership with Kojima Productions is also showcased as an investment for the future.
The establishment of Sony Interactive Entertainment is outlined by the following slides, including the slogan “More joy through Play”:
There won’t be substantial changes in the mid-range core strategy for the business:
The key strategy for fiscal year 2016 (ending on March 31st, 2017) is outlined below.
We also learn that the intention is to focus on recurring business models, and that by March 31st, 2016, PlayStation Plus reached 20.8 million paid subscribers.
PlayStation VR’s first objective is to launch successfully as a game platform, and then to expand to non-gaming applications and services.
We also get a comparison between the operating profit in the past two fiscal year, and the targets for the current fiscal year, that have been revised upwards.