They bought Insomniac because they had just made a VR game for Facebook and FB wanted to buy them..... FB then bought Ready at Dawn when Insomniac decided to go with Sony.For the list of games released nearly half of the games you mentioned were either ports to the ps4 or pc. Japan Studios is nearly dead. The other portion was them assisting other studios to make games. Am I suppose to be impressed by this. A big gripe folks had at the start of the last generation was all of the ps3 ports to ps4 at the start. Like did you look at what they released after your list. Ports to ps4, ports to pc, assisting other studios, and nearly dead to dead studios. I think the only one to throw me off was London Studio and that is only because I'm not into singstar or vr. Sure Sony has great 1st party studios and many of the 2nd party studios ventured off into going more multiplat last gen.
They are playing the long game with video games. Of course the investment is going to take some time to recoup. I wouldn't be surprised if it took the whole gen for them to do so. It took them nearly a whole gen to get their studios and xbox brand at a decent state and half that is because of bc and gamepass. We all know that first party has been Microsoft's weakness when it come to xbox and now they have supposedly fixed it.
Yeah, that is xbox biggest weakness is those markets but right now what they need to focus on is Europe and making sure all of the Japanese games comes to xbox.
I would just like to say I don't think that the PS5 is going to be utterly crushed this gen. I'm not saying PS5 is doomed. I'm saying that Sony's actions seem to be very relaxed after their win last gen. I doubt they would have purchased Insomniac if Microsoft hadn't scared them in to doing so. Them expanding their studios is fairly normal thing to do. Studios get bigger over time and it takes more developers to make these big detailed open worlds. My opinion is that these studios should have doubled or tripled in size since it was taking so long to make games anyways.
Absolutely nothing to do with Xbox, completely unrelated. They had to move or Insomniac would be off the table.
Xbox doesn't have a hope in Europe, just to be real with you...
Here are the latest sales from Spain;
España Cifras de consolas: · PlayStation 5 - 10.850 unidades (8050 version lector de discos, 2800 version digital) ·Nintendo Switch - 4400 unidades ·PS4 - 1000 unidades ·Xbox Series S - 575 unidades ·Xbox Series X - 400 unidades ·Xbox One - 100 unidades