Uncharted 4: The PC Port of Thief’s End for PS4 2016 will be available in the future. This is a Game & Network Services presentation hosted by Sony on Investor Promotion Day 2021. Uncharted4 is due out this month with a presentation titled Another Planned PCR Release for Computers.
In the same slide, Sony announced the success of its previous dedicated PC connector for the PlayStation, Horizon: ZeroDawn. Performance issues at the time of filing are questionable, but the submissions show that the port’s ROI will be 250% in March 2021 (i.e., the mobility budget and the 2.5x increase paid off). This is not particularly surprising since previous reports indicated that over 700,000 PC ports have been sold in the month since August last year. Sony said in a company report last year that “we will consider extending the name to more profitable computing platforms.”
Sony predicts PS5 Standard Edition hardware will rise in June as product prices continue to decline due to global semiconductor shortages. Expires in March 2022. The company also plans to pair over 70 million PS4s by the end of the year, up from over 20 million PS5s. This suggests that the legacy console will continue to receive significant support over the next nine months. So don’t worry if you couldn’t find your PS5 before.
Owners of the digital PS5 version spend on average 8% more on PlayStation games than the owners of the standard sports version with hard drives. Digital Edition owners spent an average of 17% less on “full game” purchases and only 62% on additional content. In 2020, the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers increased from 36.4 million two years ago to 47.6 million. Additionally, PlayStation Now’s subscriber base has grown from 700,000 two years ago to 3.2 million in 2020.