Quality AAA Exclusives Are At The Heart Of PlayStation’s Business Model, This Is Unlikely To Change
Recently PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan gave a very lengthy interview talking about Sony’s plan and approach to next-generation with the PS5. We talked about some of the more important aspects of that interview such as the emphasis on the importance of AAA exclusives and how they plan to sell a lot of PlayStation 5 consoles.
It seems that some still aren’t fulling understanding what Jim Ryan was trying to say in this interview, believing that him talking about Sony’s ability to change and adapt if need be means they are moving away from their traditional business model. This is not the case, it seems to me that if you analyze the data you will see how sustainable and profitable PlayStation’s formula has been throughout the years, this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Sony will not uproot their current stance with exclusive games for their consoles with the hope that they can find greater success through subscription based models or cloud gaming, However, this does not mean they won’t build up PS Now or completely stay away from subscriptions and services. Quality AAA exclusives are at the heart of PlayStation’s business model, and that business model has driven Sony to dominate the market more often than not. This will not take a backseat and this is what will lead the charge for Sony with the PS5, regardless of what anyone wants to think or believe. Xbox is doing their own thing and maybe they will be the first to prove that you can make a ton of money and profit off of subscription based gaming services while also putting quality at the forefront, this has yet to be proven though.