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In three days, Sony fell by $10 billion due to the results of the gaming division
Sony’s market value declined sharply after the publication of the quarterly report for October-December 2023, CNBC writes. The report was released on February 14, and by the evening of February 16, the company was estimated to be $10 billion cheaper.
2023 was the best year for PlayStation in terms of console sales in Japan in the last 14 years
In 2023, 2.58 million PlayStation 5 copies were sold in Japan, according to Game Data Library analysts. The last time any one Sony console had such high annual sales in the country was in 2010 – during the PlayStation Portable era.
Data on sales of Sony games on PlayStation leaked to the network
Among the leaked Insomniac Games documents, a table with game sales data from Sony’s internal studios and its partners was found. It is assumed that the figures relate only to the PlayStation versions and are relevant for February 2022.
The court rejected Sony’s request to cancel a multibillion-dollar lawsuit due to extra charges in the PlayStation Store
Sony failed to annul a class action lawsuit filed by British gamers in August 2022. The UK Competition Court of Appeal ruled that the company must justify its position at the hearing.
Sony has confirmed that vice president of game development Connie Booth has left the company
At the beginning of the week, the creator of the God of War series, David Jaffe, citing sources, said that Connie Booth, one of the iconic figures of the gaming division, had left Sony. Now a Sony representative in a comment to Axios confirmed that Booth no longer works for the company.
Sony documents: the marginality of the company’s gaming division is 13-15%, more games services are needed
Gaming expert Simon Carless once again examined the documents used in the court between Microsoft and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He found a report on a meeting of the almost former head of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, with managers of the Fidelity Investments investment corporation in 2022. It discussed the PlayStation strategy and its plans to create game services.
Sony shares rose after the news about the rise in price of the annual PlayStation Plus subscription
On August 30, Sony announced that it would raise the cost of an annual PlayStation Plus subscription by a third in September. Investors took this decision well: at Friday’s trading, the company’s stock price rose by 3.4%.
The number of PlayStation 5 sold in the UK has increased by 75% thanks to the sale
At the end of July, Sony for the first time lowered the prices of the PlayStation 5 in a number of countries, including the UK. According to GfK, because of this, weekly console sales in the British market increased by 75% in units and by 63% in monetary terms.