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PSN Alone Generated More Revenue Than The Entirety of Nintendo, MicroSoft's Entire Gaming Division!

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From Push Square via industry insider Daniel Ahmad (ZhugeEx):

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/02/psn_alone_generated_more_revenue_than_the_entirety_of_nintendo_in_2018

How big is the PlayStation Network these days? The answer: very big. Sony’s online storefront generated an eye-watering ¥1,373 billion yen (~$12.5 billion) of revenue in 2018, which is more than the entirety of Nintendo during the same period. To put this in perspective: the PlayStation maker made more money through the PSN alone than the House of Mario could manage across every component of its business.

The PSN also made more than the entirety of Microsoft’s gaming sector, which itself was up 23 per cent year-over-year. It really hammers home how important services are becoming to platform holders, as persistent games like Fortniteand subscriptions like PlayStation Plus generate significant recurring revenue for the manufacturers.



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For comparison:

Sony's gaming division (2018): $20 billion
Microsoft's gaming division (2018): $11.5 billion
Nintendo (2018): $10.9 billion



I'm not sure if this model is going to be sustainable. Games as service and the proliferation of suscriptions will eventually burn people out, not everyone has enough money to pay for all the subscription entertainment demands nowadays. The fact that, after years of paying for stuff you still don't own anything is just the cherry on top.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

And ppl think PS5 wont just continue the PSN from PS4 (BC).



The "PSN alone revenue > all of Nintendo revenue" has been a thing for a few years already. Not sure when I first heard it, but I think in 2016. Maybe even 2015. Prior threads didn't even deal with MS for whatever reason.



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Is this total revenue generated through PSN, or only Sony's portion?

If the former, then meh. A big chunk of that isn't really Sony's money.

If the latter... then that's incredibly impressive!



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

 

Ka-pi96 said:
Is this total revenue generated through PSN, or only Sony's portion?

If the former, then meh. A big chunk of that isn't really Sony's money.

If the latter... then that's incredibly impressive!

It is obviously Sony's part, this is their revenue and stated from their financial report.



I wonder how much from the digital services comes from 3rd party game microtransactions ?



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twintail said:

 

Ka-pi96 said:
Is this total revenue generated through PSN, or only Sony's portion?

If the former, then meh. A big chunk of that isn't really Sony's money.

If the latter... then that's incredibly impressive!

It is obviously Sony's part, this is their revenue and stated from their financial report.

I don't get how that's "obvious". The rest of the money could still be considered revenue by Sony, them having to pay it over to the publishers of the content doesn't change that.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Yet they still keep raising the price.