Sony predicts it will make $300 million from PC gaming this year

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06-08-2022

The Japanese company has told investors that this year will see PC gaming bring in a massive $300 million in net sales. That amount pales in comparison to the $300 million Sony predicts the PC gaming segment will earn the company by the end of next March. Yet, the only announced game from the PlayStation PC publishing label is Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. It seems Sony expects much of that $300 million to come from its $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie, which analysts say could net it around $200 million in revenue per year across all sources. It's good news for future Sony games on the PC, too.

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