Sony has big hopes for its PC games business.
In the incredibly-named PlayStation: The Road to Profitable Transformation presentation to investors – spotted by PC Gamer – the console giant says that it hopes to make $300 million in net sales from PC titles in the year ending March 2023. That's a huge increase on the $35 million it made in the 2020 fiscal year and the $80 million this sector brought in during the year ending March 2022.
During 2022, Sony expects that PC will represent around 20 per cent of its release portfolio; by 2025, the company expects this to grow to between 20 and 30 per cent.
So far, Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched three of its first-party line-up for PC; Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone and God of War. Thanks to this document, we now also have an idea of how well they are selling, as of March of this year. Horizon has shifted 2.4 million copies, while Days Gone has brought in 852,000 sales. Meanwhile, God of War has sold 971 million copies, having previously been Sony's biggest PC launch on Steam to date.
It's as yet unclear what games PlayStation plans to bring to PC following the aforementioned trio, but there are plans to launch 2016's Uncharted 4 on the platform.
Sony has also formed a PlayStation PC publishing label to support this new business. The company also bought PC porting specialist Nixxes in the summer of 2021.