I'm never going to be able to wrap my head around selling 5 - 10 Million Xperia Phone's a year, at a loss of $1 Billion a year, while pushing a competitors OS and Ecosystem that competes directly with the company bread winning OS and Ecosystem.
I completely agree that being in Mobile is a must, but why not do it with a PlayStation Phone?
Where would Vita be right now if they have spent the $6 Billion in Xperia losses on it over the last 6 years?
Sony gets absolutely nothing from Selling Xperia Phones. Even if a PlayStation Phone had only sold 5 Million units a year in this time period, that would be 30 Million people using PlayStation OS and PlayStation Store 24/7. That is 30 Million people that Sony is getting anywhere from 30 - 100% of every dollar they spend on the device. That is 30 Million people to be using PlayStation Video, PlayStation Vue, PlayStation +, PlayStation Music, and PlayStation Now.
How much more poplular would PlayStation Now and Remote Play be, if they were available on a 4G PlayStation Phone with the latest Wifi, and a 1 to 1 interface with the DS4?
Instead of even venturing down this path, Sony will continue to sell 5 Million, or maybe even less Xperia Phones a year, across something like 8 new devices every 6 months, all while loosing $1 Billion a year, and feeding Android, Google Play, and the rest of Googles Services.
If this is such a good business model, then why don't they do the same thing with PS5?
PS5 can run the Xbox 4 OS, connect to XBL, the XBOX Store, and they can promote Microsoft Movies and TV, and xCloud for Game Streaming. They can release 8 different PS5 models every 6 months, ranging from $279.99 to $1,199.99. Finally, they can move God of War 2, Horizon 2, Gran Turismo Sport/7, and such to the Xbox Store so they can take 30% instead of 100% for 1st party titles, and also make sure to make some of them unmarketed F2P titles, so people are sure to overlook them. At the end of the day, they can move ~5 Million PS5's a year, and loose $1 Billion a year from the Game and Network Services Division.
I mean, Microsoft and Apple already have Home Computing on Lock Down, with Windows and Mac OS. Sony is stupid to even try and make PS5 on its own OS. At least that is what I hear about why it is so smart for them to continue loosing $1 Billion a year in the mobile space, repeating the same thing year in and year out, instead of at least trying to be creative.
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