Sony’s Recent State of Play Shows Off PlayStation’s Massive Popularity With a New Milestone

Published 06/23/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Sony’s latest State of Play event has achieved a notable milestone. As reports suggest, the event that aired on June 2 has crossed over 2.52 million views. In fact, the June 2022 State of Play has managed to beat all of Sony’s E3 press conferences and all the rest of State of Plays to date, in views. However, the show, which ran for almost 30 minutes, did unfold a lot of surprises for fans.

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Sony hosted its first State of Play event back in March 2019, revealing 10 games. Since then, it was only an upward curve for the Japanese giant’s YouTube career. As of now, Sony has successfully hosted 12 SOP events, with 2 dedicated events for Horizon Forbidden West and Hogwarts Legacy.

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The June SOP announced some much-anticipated games, alongside a few notable surprises.

To recall a bit, the showcase started with Capcom going first, revealing a Resident Evil 4 Remake, and with Square Enix closing the ceremony with a marvelous Final Fantasy XVI. It featured a total of 14 exhilarating video games, including a few PS VR2 exclusives.

Sony bags stellar views on its recent State of Play

According to some neat observations, Sony had received its highest viewership of 2.51+ million on its 2016 E3 Press Conference showcase, until now. With 2.52+ million views, June 2’s SOP event has now broken the notable 2016 E3 record.

Here’s a list of the titles that helped June 2’s SOP break a record:

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  1. Resident Evil 4 Remake
  2. Resident Evil Village for PS VR2
  3. Street Fighter 6
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man series for PC
  5. Stray
  6. Horizon Call of the Mountain for PS VR2
  7. Final Fantasy XVI
  8.  The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution for PS VR2
  9. No Man’s Sky for PS VR2
  10. Rollerdrome
  11. The Callisto Protocol
  12. Tunic
  13. Eternights
  14.  Season: a Letter to the Future

With such an exciting lineup of games, the June 2 State of Play was bound to be a success.

But, fans were also expecting a much-anticipated surprise reveal from Santa Monica Studios featuring God of War Ragnarok. A lot of us tuned in just for that, only to be disappointed. However, with updates surrounding Final Fantasy XVI, Spider-Man PC, Resident Evil, Street Fighter 6, and more, our disappointment was quickly mitigated!

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With E3 getting canceled for two consecutive years, fans naturally turned to other events like Sony’s State of Play, Summer Game Fest, and Xbox & Bethesda Showcase showering them with all their attention. Sony will definitely capitalize on State of Play’s newfound success in the years to come.

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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