Former-SCE boss says PlayStation 4 and its networked services could see it surpass the financial peak of its ancestor
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai predicts the PS4 could become more profitable than the PS2.
At a corporate strategy meeting this week, the Sony boss claimed that its latest game console could be more financially successful for the company than its ancestor.
That’s a lofty goal, considering the PS2 sold approximately 155 million units worldwide over its 12-year lifespan, making it the best-selling home console of all-time.
At the strategy meeting, Hirai also highlighted the importance of both unit sales and PlayStation Network services – one of several new revenue streams that didn’t exist during the PS2’s golden years.
Sony as a business has been losing vast sheds of money in recent years, which has forced sweeping changes to all of its divisions, including the games arm.
The PlayStation maker lost $1.24 billion last year, and it has forecast a loss for the current finance year, ending in March 2015.