PS5 and PS4 x Crunchyroll: Sony aims for a synergy between gaming and anime

PS5 and PS4 x Crunchyroll: Sony aims for a synergy between gaming and anime
2020 ended with the confirmation of a rumor that has held sway for some time in the world of Japanese animation: the acquisition of Crunchyroll by Sony.

A deal that ended with an investment of over a billion dollars and destined, apparently, to produce effects also in the universe of gaming signed by PlayStation. With the presentation of the latest financial results, Sony held the usual Q&A session with investors. During the appointment, clarifications were asked regarding Sony's future plans for the anime segment. The considerations shared by the CFO Hiroki Totoki are definitely interesting.

The executive highlighted how over the last 5 years, the anime sector has been the protagonist of a great growth, a circumstance that has convinced the company of the possibility of invest in Crunchyroll to accelerate its expansion. Furthermore, added Totoki, internal investigations would have highlighted an affinity between the world of gaming and the world of Japanese animation. A synergy that Sony absolutely intends to exploit and the details of which are currently the subject of internal discussions. However, the public can expect news already at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which will start on April 1, 2021.

Among the possibilities, there could be new titles inspired by famous animation franchises, as the future arrival of the Demon Slayer game on PS4.

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