Looking to the future.
We may largely care about Sony as the makers of PlayStation, but remember, they are a massive multimedia multinational multibillion conglomerate still, and still one of the world’s leading electronics companies. At CES, Sony had a keynote address worthy of all of that, and during that keynote address, Sony’s legendary Kaz Hirai took the stage to deliver a rousing speech, a lot of which focused on the PlayStation 4.
“First, the success of PlayStation 4 has enabled a broadening world of PlayStation. The PS4 Platforms has been providing more immersive games than ever before, and allows PlayStation fans to enjoy a wide variety of game content,” he started off.
“And with acclaimed blockbuster titles, as well as great network services including socially connected experiences, PlayStation 4 sold 4.1 million units during this Holiday season, and the total sell-through has now reached more than 18.5 million units since its launch. I’m liking those numbers!
“I’d say, this is a remarkable success for this next generation console, and, actually, this is exceeding the rate of adoption of any other PlayStation Platform.
“And PlayStation Plus also continues to grow, offering a subscription service for content and services for the platform, and reached 10.9 million subscribers.
“Network services include video unlimited, music unlimited, as well as new initiatives such as PlayStation Now, as you know a streaming game service on supported devices covering most PlayStation platforms, and of course Sony devices such as the Bravia TV.
“And, with the arrival of PlayStation Vue, that I talked about earlier, we now offer a comprehensive product platform with unparalleled entertainment experiences.
“PlayStation 4 continues to attract our valued users while providing the best place to play, and together with our third party developers and publishers, including a remarkable group of independent game developers, we will continue to provide the best entertainment available, while delivering Sony signature “WOW” to our valued customers,” he said.
Well, so far, Sony has done a remarkable job in selling PS4s- now let’s just hope they do an equally good job in following up on their word and delivering some good entertainment.