Lately Sony, through an official press release, announced the event acquisition of Crunchyroll, anime streaming platform, for the mind-boggling figure of 1.175 billion dollars.
Are approximately 120 million users who have a registered profile on Crunchyroll, of which 5 million subscribers for a fee, and now the latter will be able to see its catalog join that of Funimation Global Group for an anime streaming platform unrivaled.
Sony was already a major player in this market, but has now decided to create a broader and more unified experience, suggesting the possibility of a ‘additional paid option to take advantage of the mega streaming service about to be born following the important acquisition. There are also pricing plans to offer Crunchyroll within the PlayStation Plus experience, via the most expensive premium subscription.
Tony Vinciquerra, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said:
With Crunchyroll and Funimation we are committed to creating the ultimate anime experience for fans, and presenting a unique opportunity for our key partners, creators and publishers of immense talent, to continue to deliver their magnificent content to audiences around the world. .
With the addition of Crunchyroll we have an unprecedented opportunity to serve anime fans like never before, and deliver the experience on whatever platform they choose, from cinema to events, home entertainment, gaming, streaming. , on TV – wherever and whenever you want. Our goal is to create a unified anime experience as soon as possible.
Sony ran into a number of hurdles before successfully acquiring Crunchyroll, and now intends to capitalize on the acquisition to its fullest potential, to satisfy fans and viewers around the world and surpass any possible rival that shows up in anime streaming.
The two rival platforms, Crunchyroll and Funimation, will now be united, ready to present themselves with a very rich catalog, which certainly will not miss anything for all anime lovers and which could soon see the light in an offer on PlayStation Plus.