Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony begins courting indie devs again as PlayStation 5 approaches

Sony Interactive Entertainment appointed a new head of its PlayStation Worldwide Studios today. Of course, that’s Sony veteran Shuhei Yoshida’s old job. But while Yoshida vacated that position in 2016, he’s still at the company. And now, he has a new responsibility as the head of an initiative to support independent developers on PlayStation platforms.

“I am thrilled to announce Shu Yoshida as head of this new initiative,” SIE president and chief executive Jim Ryan said in a statement. “Everybody knows just how passionate Shu is about independent games – they are the lifeblood of the industry,

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PlayStation 4 sales surpass Wii and the original PlayStation

Sony announced today that PlayStation 4 sales have now surpassed 102.8 million systems as of September 30. The reveal came as part of the company’s financial results for the second quarter of the year.

It has now beaten Wii (101.63 million) and the original PlayStation (102.49 million) to become the second-best selling home console of all time. Only the PlayStation 2, which sold over 155 million machines, has the PS4 beat.

But PS4 sales have actually been slower this year than Sony was hoping. The company was projecting to move 15 million consoles in 2019. It is now expecting to

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