PSN Revenue Alone Beats Nintendo's Entire 2018 Earnings, New PlayStation Patent Spotted

News // Sony // Nintendo // By pets_torrefranca // 02 February 2019

PSN Revenue Alone Beats Nintendo
2018 has been a great year for Nintendo especially for the Switch whose sales have been more than impressive. Aside from that, Nintendo Switch exclusive software titles are constantly topping the video game charts and are getting great review scores. All in all, this series of success earned Nintendo a whopping $9.6 billion in revenue. As impressive as it may be, Sony still remains the biggest winner for 2018 when it comes to earnings. In fact, the $12.5 billion in revenue generated by the PlayStation Network or PSN is more than enough to topple all of its competitors.
 
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PSN and Nintendo eShop Comparison
 
With that said, another interesting news pertaining to a feature that is coming to the next PlayStation console. Backward compatibility has been a long overdue request from the PlayStation community and it seems that the next console will finally have the feature. This is due to the patent filed by Sony in Japan on January 31, 2019. According to the rumor, the next PlayStation will have the ability to run  PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSX software. Rumors of this feature have been going around the web since March 2018, wherein a similar patent was filed in by the company in the US. Check out the video below discussing the recently spotted patent and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.   

"New Patent confirms PS5 Backwards Compatibility"

Source: Reddit, Daniel Ahmad, WhatCulture Gaming