PlayStation to drive Sony to biggest profits since 1998

By Matt Martin, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:08 GMT

Diverse line-up of games has been key to PS4’s success, says Yoshida.


Sony’s PlayStation division will help drive the company to its biggest profits since 1998, according to a new report.

Shuhei Yoshida, in a new interview with Bloomberg, has said that the key to PlayStation – and specifically the PS4’s success – has been the amount of diversity the system is offering.

“The industry’s focus has narrowed too much,” said Yoshida. “Can we continue producing interesting new products? That’s become a real concern.”

Sony’s investment in indie games has paid off for the PlayStation systems, with games like The Tomorrow Children and Tokyo Jungle – which has sold over 231,000 copies – getting as much attention from Yoshida as any blockbuster titles.

“If it wasn’t for Sony, there is no way I would be doing this now,” Yohei Kataoka, head of Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy told Bloomberg. “It was like an angel investment, something unheard of in the games industry.”

You can read the full interview here.

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