Sony To Launch Six Mobile Phone Games in The Next Financial Year
Sony will launch six smartphone games in 2017 starting April in the hope of replicating with its own gaming franchises the success of console rival Nintendo Co’s Pokemon GO.
“The upcoming titles will free up some of Sony’s popular gaming franchises, such as Everybody’s Golf, from PlayStation consoles to Apple Inc’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms”. Sony said.
Sony say a total of 10 mobile gaming titles are being worked on, including those to be released 2017. The 10 titles include PaRappa the Rapper and Arc The Lad.
The Sony smartphone games will be available first in Japan and eventually in other Asian countries, Tomoki Kawaguchi, executive director of Sony’s mobile gaming unit, told reporters.
While disappointing sales of Wii U consoles helped push Nintendo into mobile gaming, Sony has been a decisive winner in console gaming with over 40 million PlayStation 4 sales, almost double the sales of Microsoft Corp’s XBOX One.
But Sony is facing the increasing threat from mobile in countries such as Japan, the world’s third largest game market where mobile gaming accounts for more than half of the $12.4 billion market, according to games research firm Newzoo.
Sony has launched some games for smart phones through its music entertainment unit but has not introduced mobile designated games through the PlayStation business unit.
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