Playstation business model shifting to GaaS

>In previous generations, including that of the PS3, Sony was focused on increasing software sales in relation to new hardware. According to the executive, the PS4 console cycle can be seen as a transition period to a business model focused on platform playtime. "Looking at the console cycle, we think that PlayStation business model has changed significantly since the launch of the PS4", Hayakawa told investors.

>"The business model up to and including the PlayStation 3 was focused on increasing the number of software units sold in relation to newly sold hardware for each console generation. After a transition period during the PS4 generation, the PS5 model has shifted to where playtime on platform has increased due to expansion of the user community beyond console generations. Due to this change in business model, during the PS4 for generation, we were able to significantly grow profits in this segment, thanks to rapid digitalization and the expansion of network services."

>"As we enter the second half of the console cycle, we expect the number of new PS5 units sold to gradually decline. However, by steadily maintaining and expanding the consistently increased number of active users and user engagement while also strengthening control over business costs, we believe that we will be able to steadily increase sales and profits on the PS platform going forward."

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so glad I sold my consoles.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's joever.

    Sony, you were chosen one, why?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Sony, you were chosen one, why?
      they were never the chosen one

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They are the most clueless trend follower in the console market, at least Microsoft is actively malicious and Nintendo is just senile.

      I want to imagine that GaaS is a moronic idea, but it worked out great for movies and TV shows.

      It worked out terribly. All of these on-demand services have degenerated. You need multiple services to have access to the full catalog and they can't even manage to purchase the streaming rights for every country that they are established in.
      What they managed to do was kill every competitor before their own business model killed them simply because piracy was always better as soon as they stopped being convenient.
      If they had wanted to remain relevant, then they shouldn't have allowed streaming rights to fragment by region at the very least, but that was always a lost cause as soon as SOMEONE started doing it.

      Lmao hell divers only succeeded because of PC

      Since the launch of the PS4, everything Sony has ever done has only succeeded because of PC.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Chosen to ruin vidya maybe

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    funny how fortnite corrupted not only modern gaming software, but also hardware

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >More live service trash

    Thanks Hell Divers scum you killed video games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao hell divers only succeeded because of PC

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Their most popular game in years is Helldivers 2.
    Essentially just a GaaS game. This is what you Black folk want.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are these people literally moronic? How does that make any sense?

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    OHNONONONO
    AHAHAHAHAHAHA

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Fun single player games like Hi fi rush and Hellblade keep bombing and closing studios
    >Live service trash like Helldivers and sea of theives keeps topping sales charts

    I fricking hate gamers die die die

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hellblade keep bombing and closing studios
      That didn't happen yet. Also, maybe don't make 4 hour games that cost 100mil to make. lol

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you bought muh heckin wholesome DEMOCRACY chungus game then you are directly responsible for this.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I want to imagine that GaaS is a moronic idea, but it worked out great for movies and TV shows.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >pirates everything instead of paying for 5 different services
      its working what now?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It worked but not to everything. Someone ought to be the one who gets the top slot, however, there is no second place. Look at what happened with the movie streaming business, only Netflix got the top spot and its competitors are struggling so hard they're almost bankrupt. The same thing will happen here. Not everyone can or is willing to subscribe to all of these "services" at once. The rat race for this is gonna get messy.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wait a minute, I thought they were dialing back after canceling some of these GAAS stuff not even a year ago? Now they're pivoting back again?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      redditdivers 2 happened and made them realize that zoomers really do love GAAS slop

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Even if everyone loved GaaS the model fundamentally does not work. A successful GaaS isn't an indicator that there is a market for GaaS, its an indicator that the market for GaaS has been filled.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for killing video games Hell Divers bros hope it was worth it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Helldivers player count keeps going down.
      Sony still has to realize you need new content every couple of weeks to keep your game alive and relevant.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >will gradually decline
    but... they never picked up

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >we like Gaas
    >no, no, actually we don't
    >wait, yes, we do
    Make up your fricking mind!

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesn't anyone buy PS5 software?

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Soon Snoy consoles will be rental only and be forcefully taken back if you don't pay for PSN+

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Gaas can't succeed, if people don't play these games. But people do play them, therefore they deserve the dogshit state of the industry (You) have created yourself.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      no

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So glad I jumped to PC during last gen

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >unironically doubling down on Jim Ryan's moronation
    It's over, rest in piss Sony.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They are basically telling everyone the PS5 is dead and to expect the PS6

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good. The last step is consolegays going down with their platform. They aren't jumping to PC since the majority are priced out or are legitimately too technologically illiterate to do it. Xbox dying, PlayStation dying, and Nintendo being reduced to only handhelds (the Switch is a handheld) forever is the best thing to happen to this industry.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ESL Xbox cucks getting desperate again

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Kek you Snoys really can only kick down these days. Cant blame you, PC gets all your games while Nintendo hardware keeps on obliterating Sony.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This was Herman’s decision btw. For all the people that praised that fricker this week for his promotion to CEO

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There is not shit wrong with getting the most of out of your games. He's right that we are long past the PS1, PS2, and even PS3 days. Games cost way too fricking much to make, nobody is buying them up like they used to anyway, there are more options with phones, tablets and PCs that are enough for a lot of people now, etc. It's fricking stupid to keep trying to force what everyone knows is a formula that no longer works just for "tradition" and to keep the 30+ year old manchildren on the internet from making mean tweets and YouTube videos about them. This is business.

      Explain how the frick he's wrong? Please.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Games cost too much to make therefore the solution is bigger more expensive games.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >t. Hulst

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >It's fricking stupid to keep trying to force what everyone knows is a formula that no longer works just for "tradition" and to keep the 30+ year old manchildren on the internet from making mean tweets and YouTube videos about them. This is business.
        I never knew we had literal shills posting here

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Man Fortnite ruined the world now everyone wants one game to milk to till the heat death of the universe. Can someone tell me why morons and normies love 20$ dress up skins?

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Will any of you buy her new game?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      buy?
      absolutely not
      i still have 2+ years left on my gamepass that i got for like a dollar a month back when they were running the mega deal, i havent paid for a M$ game in years. played starfield for a buck, played hifi rush for a buck, played halo infinite for a buck, and ill play hellblade 2 for a buck.
      gamepass is both the best and worst thing to happen to the gaming industry in the last decade or two, maybe second worst after gaas/mtx

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not surprising. Modern PS gays only play games like Cod, FIFA and Fortnite, while games like Stellar Blade, Hi Fi Rush, FF7 Rebirth flop.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >while games like Stellar Blade, Hi Fi Rush, FF7 Rebirth flop.
      because those are objectively fricking shit games regardless of platform

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >focus more on making good games that people like and play for longer rather than making games people only play for a little bit
    I hope they actually do this instead of just saying they will, seems like a good idea

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's either PC, Nintendo or go back to pre 2012 consoles
    What a shitshow

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      tpbp

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