New PlayStation boss sees PC as a way forward

New PlayStation boss sees PC as a way forward

The upcoming boss of Sony's PlayStation, Hiroki Totoki, has said that bringing the company's first-party line-up to PC could be a way of improving its margins.

Speaking at an investor Q&A in the wake of the firm's most recent financial results, the current Sony president and PlayStation chair said that he felt that bringing the games firm's first-party titles to other platforms.

“In the past, we wanted to popularise consoles, and a first-party title’s main purpose was to make the console popular,” Totoki said, as transcribed by VGC

“This is true, but there’s a synergy to it, so if you have strong first-party content – not only on our console but also other platforms, like computers – a first-party [game] can be grown with multi-platform, and that can help operating profit to improve, so that’s another one we want to proactively work on.

“I personally think there are opportunities out there for improvement of margin, so I would like to go aggressive on improving our margin performance.”

In the last few years, Sony has started to bring many of its previously PlayStation-exclusive titles to PC. These have included Spider-Man, God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn.

The head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, Hermen Hulst, said in 2022 that first-party titles would come to PC, but only a year after their initial release.

When Jim Ryan steps down as the head of PlayStation in March, Totoki will be taking over as interim CEO.

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