It looks like Sony will have a smaller operating income in 2015 than it did in 2014, but Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida explained that that might actually be a good thing.
Apparently, the operating income is lower because Sony is planning to “aggressively invest” in the PlayStation segment of Sony, Yoshida explained during a financial conference call for investors. This makes sense, considering Sony is looking to implement a three-year plan that will expand its PlayStation and camera divisions.
Sony wants to increase the number of people who own a PS4, and also wants to increase the number of PS Plus subscribers, although that number “currently exceed 10 million.” In addition to that, Yoshida mentioned that the investments would go into first-party software, such as PS Vue, and first-party hardware, like Project Morpheus.
It will be interesting to see how these investments directly impact the prices of PS4 consoles, the quality of the first-party software, and the production of first-party hardware. Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below.