Among Sony’s various financial results, there was also time for an in-depth analysis of the situation of the PlayStation Studios and on theirs growth of 20% registered during the fiscal year, following the various team acquisitions carried out in recent months.
As reported by chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki of Sony, during the fiscal year the acquisitions increased the number of internal teams at PlayStation Studios by 4 units, bringing them to a total of 16 studi first party for Sony. This means a 20% growth compared to before over the past few months alone, highlighting a notable trend towards expanding the workforce.
This trend will also continue in the near future, as Totoki reiterated how Sony intends to “continue to invest aggressively in internal development capabilities, moving forward “, therefore this essentially translates into further team acquisitions also in the coming months and years.
Among the latest acquisitions we remember Housemarque, Firesprite, Bluepoint Games and Fabrik Games, just to stay in the last fiscal year, but the trend will continue. Meanwhile, the financial results revealed how many PS5s had been sold as of September 30, 2021, or 13.4 million units, as well as 47 million PS Plus subscribers.