PlayStation Plus Subscribers Now at 20.8 Million; Sony Outlines Strategy for Current Fiscal Year

on June 28, 2016 11:03 PM

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.

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The establishment of Sony Interactive Entertainment is outlined by the following slides, including the slogan “More joy through Play”:

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There won’t be substantial changes in the mid-range core strategy for the business:

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The key strategy for fiscal year 2016 (ending on March 31st, 2017) is outlined below.

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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.

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PlayStation VR’s first objective is to launch successfully as a game platform, and then to expand to non-gaming applications and services.

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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.

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 /  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.