If you are an anime fan who is looking for more reasons to pull the trigger on a Crunchyroll sub, this might be the push you need.
Looks like this is for PC users only as there is no mention of console users.
I think its owned by sony
They are owned by Funimation which is owned by Sony $1.175 billion was the purchase price
So what you guys are saying Sony is throwing a life saver float at Xbox. Oh also apple + is also getting a life saver float as well 😂 damn Sony is been playing live guard this summer 🤣 It’s a joke don’t get a 🤯
A monopoly on anime in the west is what that is. I hear they are busy censoring releases and "cleaning up" dubs and subtitles.
Interesting, I'm sure you'll be willing to post your source and it won't just be "The stuff I ate yesterday"
Funimation has uncut options when they get home release. MS has more monopoly like properties than this even gets close to.
Hear where ?
Funimation has more uncut anime than CR lol and was the ones to normalize it lol. CR has been censored mostly to this day lmao. Atleast if a shows simulcast in a censored version they release the uncensored stream able version and home release version after
You mean a monopoly to stream anime. They do not own the anime studios. Sony strengthened their portfolio, but did not form a anime streaming monopoly.
When Sony owned Crackle, an online streaming service, its app was on XBL before PSN.
ahh yes crackle... I remember watching dead rising movie on that when it debuted.
Sony is a large group of different independent companies. Sony Entertainment (I don't remember the exact name), which produce films, TV or anime, is a separate company to SIE, which is responsible for PS5 & games. So what this Sony is doing may not be in-line with that Sony.
Another Sony you say 🤔 that's probably the funniest thing I have ever heard. They all work together and still part of Sony
@CaptainHenery916 They are 2 independent companies, thus I said 2 different Sony companies. They are both under Sony group. So their strategy may or may not be in-line with one another.
true, Sony has a variety of divisions that all work independently of one another & are their own division/group w/in Sony Corp. In business it's common to spin off divisions for finances and whatever other reasons. I don't recall the actual structure Sony uses and things sometimes change but yes, the streaming & entertainment/picture/movie studio side is independent of the Playstation/Gaming division. Just like how the music division is a branch not under the PS/Gaming umbrella of Sony Corp. While it is funny to think, wait, doesn't Sony own them so it's funny to see this on platform XYZ, the fact is these divisions are all independent of one another in these regards.
I though I saw that Sony purchased them yesterday and are already planning on integrating the service into PlayStation. I doubt it will be on Xbox for long.
It'll say as a app on Xbox but this collab isn't going to be long term for sure.
Crunchy roll is already on playstation
Why Sony would cut this revenue stream?
This is a Sony purchase. Not a Playstation purchase. Sony will have this on every platform possible.
Yup they’re running a business and need this to produce $$$, limiting to only PlayStation would be a stupid thing to do.
They are 2 different Sony companies (within the Sony group of cause). Sony group also includes some little know companies, like Sony financial company in Japan for corporate banking.
Integrating the service into Playstation? You mean like that app thats already been there for like forever? Haha And why would it not be on Xbox? this is a Sony Media purchase (a massive purchase at that), not a Playstation one. Just like with Funimation, they will want their streaming service everywhere its possible
Integrating it with ps plus. Haha
Believe it or not but each of Sony business segments work independently. For example Sony interactive studios need the approval of Sony music to use one of their songs in a game. In the case of Funamination, their goal is to be on as many devices available to potentially maximize subscriptions. Imagine the loss of revenue if Sony music or Sony pictures catalog could only be heard or seen on a Sony hardware.
Probably a smart way to keep gamers of Xbox Series systems for Sony, while still giving those keen on gamepass the incentive to do it on PC. Not sure how much it actually helps but for physical hardware/software sales it could make a tiny dent, if at all I suppose.
And this ended on August 7th?
So it's been in talks to be sold to Sony for the longest time, and yet it's teaming with Xbox? Wth is wrong with Sony lately lol