Despite its February reveal (and 2013 release) of the PlayStation 4, Sony hasn’t given up on the PS3 and will continue to reinforce the console’s position as a “stable source of profit” according to the platform holder’s latest Corporate Strategy Meeting.
“PlayStation 3 continues to deliver stable hardware and software sales,” says the report, “and Sony will continue to reinforce the business’ position as a stable source of profit. In particular, the Company will seek to grow sales of content and services through PlayStation Store and contribute to profit.”
The report also mentions the Vita. “The Company will aim to secure further sales and profit through various hardware sales initiatives and the introduction of compelling software titles,” it says, suggesting further bundles and perhaps a price drop.
In terms of the PS4, the report highlights that “smartphone and tablet users” will be able to share in the enjoyment of the next-gen console “without owning one”, suggesting plenty of cross-media game and application functionality, which is interesting.
Sony is targeting a 2% operating income margin for PlayStation in financial year 2014.