Sony’s Jim Ryan talks PlayStation rivals and more

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has said that the competitive landscape in the gaming industry has changed, and companies are no longer just competing with each other’s products, they are actually competing for everyone’s time. .

Speaking to China’s TMTPOST (translation provided by the publisher itself), Ryan said that the contest extends to the broader entertainment industry. After all, people have limited leisure time and video games are also a means of entertainment. He added that playing the game on PlayStation is an option, and individuals could opt to go to a movie theater instead.

We tried to bring some existing IPs to the mobile platform. I think this is a way to bring the game product to many different groups of gamers, including young players. As for the competitors, I think PlayStation itself already has a huge player base. We have over 100 million players on PS4 and PS5, which is a huge number. What we need to care about is the player’s game time. When we talk about competitors, we are actually competing with others for everyone’s time. Any form of entertainment that requires users to spend time is a competition, not just other game products. Everyone has limited leisure time. Playing PlayStation is an option, and going to the theater is also an option. So what needs to be done is to make sure that the entertainment we provide is interesting and engaging, as I said before.

Ryan’s comments echo those of Xbox Boss Phil Spencer, who has repeatedly said that Microsoft no longer sees Sony as a competitor in the traditional sense. What do our readers think?


Jim Ryan: Games Industry Is Competing For People’s Time Rather Than Competing With Each Other’s Products


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