PlayStation Home is "quite profitable"

In a recent interview, Sony’s Home director Jack Buser tells Gamasutra that PlayStation Home, has been “a huge success” for the platform.

“With numbers like we have, it goes without saying that Home has been a huge success for our company, something that we have been very proud of.”

“We’ve released over 5,000 virtual items on the platform, and we know that once those items reach maturity, they are profitable,” he said. “So you see us creating a tremendous amount of virtual items, because it is such a high margin business for us to be in.”

“Gamers are understanding that through micropayments, they can gain social context and social capital, or they can through gameplay context, upgrade their gameplay experience through microtransactions. And that’s just becoming part of gaming.”