Sony head wants to bring PlayStation exclusives to PC sooner

  • Sony has hinted that it wants to make its PlayStation exclusives available on PC to play earlier than in previous years.
  • Sony president Hiroki Totoki discussed the strategy in a Q&A session following a recent earnings call.
  • Totoki noted that he wanted the PlayStation division of the company to be more aggressive in terms of its “margin performance”.

This week Microsoft is expected to unpack how it will be tackling exclusive titles on rival platforms like PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. One third of the equation, PlayStation is also pondering how it handles exclusives, and in particular how quickly it can make ports available on PC.

This according to Sony president, Hiroki Totoki, who hinted that the gaming division of the company is actively looking at ways to make its exclusives available on PCs sooner than it has in previous years.

Totoki spoke about this during the Q&A session following an earnings call earlier this week, noting that multi-platform could be a key strategy moving forward.

During the same earnings call, Sony updated its projections for sales of the PS5 console for 2025, revising its estimations down by 5 percent. Totoki also explained that the current-gen console is on the downward slope of its life cycle.

“Partially due to entering the latter half of the console cycle, we’re aiming to optimise sales with a greater emphasis on balance with profits. So we expect a gradual decline in unit sales from next fiscal year onwards,” he explained.

“Regarding first-party software, we aim to continue to focus on producing high-quality productions and producing live service games. But while major projects are currently under development, we do not plan to release any new major existing franchise titles next fiscal year like God of War: Ragnarok and Marvel Spider-Man 2,” the Sony president confirmed.

While the prospect of console-pushing PlayStation exclusives looks slim for the coming year, we may see more PC ports come to the fore.

Here Totoki noted that a push in this regard could help the gaming division of the company generate more revenue.

“In the past, we wanted to popularise consoles, and a first-party title’s main purpose was to make the console popular. 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,” he unpacked.

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

With Sony shares falling on the back of the revised PS5 sales projections, it looks like PC ports will form a key part of the company’s strategy as it potentially readies a refresh of its current-gen console, which has been rumoured for some time now.


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