Sony Comments on PS4 Pro Sales and Leveraging IPs of its Games for Movies

Sony gives some info on the sales performance of PS4 Pro and on the possibility of using its game IPs within its film business.

on February 2, 2017 3:17 AM

During Sony Corporation’s Quarterly Financial Conference Call, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida talked about the sales performance of the new PS4 Pro.

Yoshida-san mentioned that the launch of PlayStation VR contributed to sales of PS4 Pro, and then added that PS4 Pro is performing in line or even better than what the company anticipated.

“PS4 Pro is running as we had assumed, but Pro maybe is doing more than we anticipated.”

Responding to a following question, Yoshida-san also mentioned that one “hopeful thinking” for Sony Pictures is leveraging IPs from the Game segment of the business, which is something that Sony can do because it owns both the PlayStation business and its film business.

If you want to read more about Sony’s financial performance, and specifically about the PlayStation business segment, you can read our full report here.

PS4 Pro was launched on November 10th, and is currently available alongside the slimmed-down CUH-2000 PS4 model.

 /  Executive News Editor
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