PlayStation has shared its plans and growth strategy during its latest business briefing. The company plans to significantly increase its PC and mobile revenue, while also investing more in live service games.
- Horizon Zero Dawn remains the highest-grossing title on PC, with 2.3 million units sold and $60 million in lifetime revenue.
- It is followed by Days Gone (825k units sold, $22.7 million in revenue) and God of War (971k units sold and $26.2 million in revenue).
- Overall, Sony expects to make $300 million off its PC titles during the new financial year ending March 31, 2023. It is a significant increase compared to $80 million and $35 million in the two previous years.
- PlayStation also plans to diversify its first-party portfolio even more, expecting PC and mobile titles to account for around 50% of it by FY2025 (ending March 31, 2026).
- Speaking of its mobile strategy, the company will not only co-develop titles based on its top IPs with third-party studios, but will also establish mobile-first internal teams.
- The other huge area of growth for PlayStation are live service games. The proposed acquisition of Bungie should play a key role in it, as Sony wants to get live services expertise from the Destiny maker.
- PlayStation expects to launch at least 12 live service franchises by FY2025. For comparison, the only such first-party title in its catalog right now is MLB The Show 22.
The full briefing can be found here.