Sources: PlayStation is winding down Sony Japan Studio
People with knowledge of the matter told VGC that Sony Japan Studio simply hasn’t been profitable enough in recent years; the developer wanted to create games that appealed to the Japanese market first with hopes of having global appeal, while PlayStation wants the kind of global hits that its other first-party studios produce.
In fairness I don't think they could/ can compete with streaming services now, which weren't a factor when their video store etc launched on PS3. Even then I'm not sure very many folk actually bought movies to watch on their consoles through PSN. I think I might have done it one time for the novelty about 8 years ago lmao
The very fact you can get all these streaming apps on the console makes the store pretty much worthless.
every time i saw the little notices for things you could buy on the tv/video menu on the ps4 i wondered. why. especially when it was sat right next to other storefronts that seem more widespread
i don’t think they had much of a selling point to stand out. i remember when it started and they had an original anime called xam’d (didn’t watch it but the opening song slapped hard), but that’s all i can think of in terms of original content
i thought i had rented a film from it once but no that was on itunes lol
maybe if you didn’t region block your content i might have
I... am so angry right now. Trying to get a PS5 is the worst. I was in the queue for a PS5 at GAME uk for at least 5 hours... then I got to the go to checkout thing... only to find out that they were all sold out. I don't even know if a PS5 is worth the hassle any more... But then... Yuffie dlc...
The problem is that at the end of the day, Sony (and Microsoft, and Nintendo, etc.) doesn't really have incentive to give a shit who's buying their consoles, so long as they're getting paid. When entire communities arise around scalping as many consoles as possible, and it's a viable business model, shit's broke. That's how you get shit like scalpers swooping up 3500 PS5 consoles in one go. Utter bullshit.
But what about people who can't go to shops because they're sheltering?
It will be interesting to see what happens when they don't shift as many copies of their DLC as they were expecting. I should go look up what actual retailers like FNAC are saying about this shitfest.