Sony Pictures had already announced the purchase of Crunchyroll, but the acquisition was recently completed.
After the first announcement, where we found out about the purchase of Crunchyroll by Sony Pictures, we now know that the acquisition of this streaming platform has been 100% completed, thanks to a Sony official statement. Also, and according to Eurogamer, we know that Sony is considering adding Crunchyroll to a more expensive subscription of Playstation plus.
We are committed to creating the best anime experience for fans.Tony Vinciquerra, Sony ExecutiveThe new subscription, Eurogamer implies, would not replace to the current one, being rather an addition that would be charged in a plan premium. Thus, those who have some extra money will continue to receive the services and facilities currently offered by PlayStation Plus, along with the Crunchyroll platform.
Sony bought Crunchyroll at the final price of 1,175 million dollars, and also owning Funimation, have become a key company in the anime streaming market. Today, the company mentioned that its purpose is to create a unified experience within a subscription, implying that a paid option is among its plans.
“With Crunchyroll and Funimation, we are committed to creating the best anime experience for fans,” he mentioned. Tony Vinciquerra, Sony executive. “We have the opportunity to deliver this experience through the platform that people prefer.”
Crunchyroll has more than 5 million subscribers who pay for the service, and more than 120 million registered users.
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