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Sony Acquires US Game Company Aiming to Improve Home Software | NHK News

2019-08-20T05:31:52.191Z

Sony has decided to acquire an American game development company that has a worldwide popularity. With the spread of smartphones and the like…


Sony To Acquire US Game Company Aiming to Improve Home Software Aug 20 14:21

Sony has decided to acquire an American game development company that has a worldwide popularity. As the environment surrounding the game industry changes due to the widespread use of smartphones, we aim to enhance software for our home video game consoles.

Sony has agreed to acquire an American game development company, “Insomniac Games” through its subsidiary. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

Insomniac Games was founded in 1994, and last year, Spider-Man games developed for Sony's home video game console PlayStation 4 have sold over 13.2 million games worldwide and have worked on many popular titles. is.

The game industry is undergoing major environmental changes, such as using smartphones and PCs for streaming distribution over the Internet, rather than dedicated game consoles.

With new competitors appearing, such as Google's Google launches streaming games this fall, Sony aims to enhance its software for home video game consoles through the acquisition of a leading game company.

Source: nhk

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