Well, well, well...
Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release sl…
So after Netflix, the movies go to Disney???
3bn for the two deals ain't bad.
Well, well, well...
Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release sl…variety.com
But that all came while Microsoft had very few big games in the works for Xbox One. Sony is not in that same position. It is making a lot of games for PS5, and it’s making deals to bring even more third-party exclusives to the platform. In that context, PS Plus Video Pass feels like an additive bonus that won’t diminish the games.
I thought they signed deals with netflix and hbo to avoid this ugh...
Ed knew about it for a while (timestamped)
This is how they should do it. Separate streaming strategy and gamer-centric strategy. The movie and shows streaming industry is 10x bigger than gaming industry.
1. Streaming strategy - Movies, Shows, Anime, Games. Games will add value and will be Sony's unique proposition compared to Netflix and Disney+. This will compete for the billion of casuals out there.
2. More robust PS Plus - call it PS+ Premium or something. More day and date release of AA games.
they also looking at hbo, netflix, disney+
lmao i think ive seen it all.They should. That market is huge. Netflix alone is at around 300 million sub.
Disney+ got to 80 million subs in just a year. Compare that to MS Gamepass which, despite the continuous $1 deal, only manages around 20 million with it being released for almost 5 years already.
But that strategy should be confined to streaming. They should make a different service for their Playstation gamers. A more robust PS+ I think will do the trick. PS+ already has a headstart of 45 million subs.
Maybe their response to Gamepass is bundling other media services with PS Plus.
Make sure you all watch the Charlie’s Angels reboot. It’s a pure masterclass in cinematic story telling.From the polish interview on:
PlayStation Plus Video Pass to nowy benefit dla graczy w Polsce. Pytamy w Sony, dlaczego wybrali nasz kraj - wywiad.spidersweb.pl
The following will be available on launch 2021.04.21:
And will be changed every quarter. Not sure about other regions, though.
- Jumanji: The Next Level
- Zombieland 2: Double Tap
- Charlie’s Angels (2019)
- Venom (2018)
- The Equalizer 2
- Baby Driver
- Blade Runner 2049
- Underworld: Blood Wars
- Sausage Party
- Inferno (2016)
- American Hustle
- This is the End
- Bad Boys (1995)
- Future Man (seasons 1-3)
- SuperMansion (seasons1-3)
- Community (seasons1-6)
- Deadly Class (seasons1)
- S.W.A.T. (seasons1-2)
- Lost Girl (seasons1-5)
makes a lot of sense lots of fans of playstation are anime fans. Unifying fans should be easy to do if they push this hard enough. They also need to combine the video game comics , toys , and I guess anime jpop music in the marketing for playstation. Gamers will get hype if they see a awesome statue of kratos or Cloud at e3.Probably lets you stream stuff like Anime, which ties in with their Funimation/ crunchyroll purchase.
Let's hope Sony publishes their games on every platform available then!I don't get this either or thinking tbh. Business is about making as much money as you can, not as little money as feasible or "enough" money or something. This is some flawed logic that I don't really understand why gamers assume such things. They want to avoid making more money? huh?
This is obviously not the "counterpunch" for anything.If this is what Sony had in mind for a "counterpunch" to GP its pretty underwhelming to say the least. Games and movie/TV services have been silo'd successfully bc that's what the market generally prefers. People mostly don't buy a game console to watch movies any more than they buy an Apple TV or Roku to play games. Yes, some people might but most don't. Yes, there is some possible value add to the crossover. But there are at least a couple big reasons why the "All in One" media push of the Xbone largely failed, one of them being that gamers don't give a shit about this sort of thing.
The other big reason is that movies/TV shows have to some degree been "devalued" as a potential value add even to those who do care by the variety of other, better services with far more content. Hell, even torrents have to factor into this to some degree. Shows and movies are ubiquitous at this point, an overflow of content and not enough time to watch it all and a big, bulky, electricity sucking space heater isn't the first choice for most people to consume it all when a 3 watt Roku or Firestick (or thumb drive with downloaded movies) can do the same thing for pennies per show.
Damn I feel so precious right now :O Won't check it anyway lmao.
So wierd that Poland is the only country at this point. Curious to hear their reasoning behind only launching it there.
From the VGC article:
”Asked to elaborate on why this test was behing held in Poland, Maguire said: “We know very well that we have a large base of players in Poland who stand out due to their commitment and activity in the network and social media.
“They also like to use VoD platforms. For us, this is the perfect combination, the perfect market, to introduce a test service as part of the PS Plus program and see what our key users think about it.
“Of course, I cannot share the exact data on the basis of which we chose Poland. However, I can emphasize that Poland meets all the criteria that are important to us, your country is a mixture of very important factors from this perspective.””