17 Facts About Sony Interactive Entertainment


Sony Interactive Entertainment, formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment, is a multinational video game and digital entertainment company wholly owned by Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony.

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The SIE Group is made up of two legal corporate entities: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC based in San Mateo, California, United States, and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc, based in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment expanded from Japan into North America and Europe, where it founded the branches Sony Computer Entertainment America in May 1995 and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in July 1995 .

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Sony Interactive Entertainment quickly became Sony's main resource for research and development in video games and interactive entertainment.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment was replaced by Sony Electronics veteran Martin Homlish.

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In March 2006, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the online network for its forthcoming PlayStation 3 system at the 2006 PlayStation Business Briefing meeting in Tokyo, Japan, tentatively named "PlayStation Network Platform" and eventually called just PlayStation Network .

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Sony Interactive Entertainment stated that the service would always be connected, free, and include multiplayer support.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment had joined the company in 1995 and was appointed as chairman of SCEE in 2003, and then president in 2005.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment was involved in the launch of all PlayStation platforms in North America, including the original PlayStation, PS2, PSP, PS3, PSN, PS Vita, and PS4.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment signed deals with major networks, including CBS, Discovery, Fox, and Viacom, so that users can view live streaming video, as well as catch up and on-demand content, from more than 75 channels, such as Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.

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SIE's parent Sony Interactive Entertainment bought a minority stake in Epic Games for $250 million in July 2020, giving the company about a 1.

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The investment came after Sony Interactive Entertainment helped with Epic's development of new technologies in its Unreal Engine 5, which it was positioning for use in powering games on the upcoming PlayStation 5 to take advantage of its high speed internal storage solutions for in-game streaming.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Jade Raymond's Haven Studios in March 2022 and incorporating it as part of PlayStation Studios, making the studio Sony's first development team in Canada.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment seemingly knew the exact route toward popularity, turning the console with the least powerful hardware of that generation into a juggernaut of success.

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Technology journalists observed that Sony Interactive Entertainment had followed what Microsoft did with the Xbox 360, and produced the PS3 in two versions: one with a 20GB hard drive and the other with a 60GB hard drive.

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In June 2021 after acquiring the studio Nixxes which had become their go-to developer for these ports, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that they are dedicated to PC gaming and value PC gamers, although the PlayStation consoles will still be the "first" and "best" places to play their games.

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Video Games Chronicle observed that Sony Interactive Entertainment had established a PlayStation PC label around April 2021 to handle the publication of its games on Windows.

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