Sony's existence isn't based only on the fact that the company is the proud creator of consoles such as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation4. In fact, there's more to it than meets the eye with Sony also being one of the hottest provider of multimedia-based stuff. And going forward, expect more to come your way, stated Sony President Kaz Hinai at this year's CES.
At CES, Sony's legendary Kaz Hirai took the stage to deliver a great keynote address. And as expected, most of it focused on the PlayStation 4 and its future probabilities.
"First, the success of PlayStation 4 has enabled a broadening world of PlayStation. The PS4 Platforms has been providing more immersive games than ever before, and allows PlayStation fans to enjoy a wide variety of game content," Hirai stated.
"And will acclaimed blockbuster titles, as well as great network services including socially connected experiences, PlayStation 4 sold 4.1 million units during this Holiday season, and the total sell-through has now reached more than 18.5 million units since its launch. I'm liking those numbers," he added.
"I'd say, this is a remarkable success for this next generation console, and, actually, this is exceeding the rate of adoption of any other PlayStation Platform. And PlayStation Plus also continues to grow, offering a subscription service for content and services for the platform, and reached 10.9 million subscribers," Hirai further stated.
He said that network services in the mix include video and music unlimited, as well as new initiatives such as PlayStation Now, "as you know a streaming game service on supported devices covering most PlayStation platforms, and of course Sony devices such as the Bravia TV."
"PlayStation 4 continues to attract our valued users while providing the best place to play, and together with our third party developers and publishers, including a remarkable group of independent game developers, we will continue to provide the best entertainment available, while delivering Sony signature "WOW" to our valued customers," Hirai concluded.
Sony still has a long way to go with 2015 just starting off. However, it's good to see the company going ahead with such confidence. Let's just hope the company lives up to that confidence.