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Sony Reveals Its Dev Workforce Has Grown 20% Due To Recent Acquisitions

Speaking in wake of Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s latest financial results, Hiroki Totoki, the company’s Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer, revealed that the format holder’s workforce has expanded by 20% following a string of acquisitions.

Totoki-san revealed that Sony plans to “aggressively invest in our development capability going forward.”

To further strengthen our software development capabilities, we announced the acquisition of Firesprite in September and Bluepoint Games this month. Both companies have excellent technical capabilities and superb track records and they have contributed to the development of many of our game software titles.

Going forward, we plan to leverage these studios to increase the development capability of PlayStation Studios and to use the expertise necessary to deploy games to PC and mobile devices.

As a result of the acquisitions announced since the beginning of this fiscal year, the number of PlayStation studios will increase by four to 16, and the number of developers will increase by almost 20%.

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Sony announced during its Q2 FY21 results that the PS5 has now shipped 13.4 million units worldwide, while PS Plus subscribers stand at 47.2 million.

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