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Sony Pictures Consumer Products adds PlayStation brand and gaming IP to North American licensing portfolio

Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) has announced that the company will work with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to represent merchandise licensing in North America for the PlayStation brand and its PlayStation Studios games, including God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last of Us. As part of this collaboration SPCP will manage master toy deals and work closely with SIE to execute licensing programs in North America that tie into global PlayStation licensing strategies.

This collaboration is only related to licensing in North America and will enable SIE to leverage SPCP’s deep expertise in merchandise licensing. SIE will continue to have ownership and approval of the use of its intellectual property, including first-party games, and the PlayStation brand.

The announcement comes during a dynamic year for the PlayStation brand, with the launch of PlayStation 5 in 2020 and upcoming entertainment content based on popular games, including a film based on Uncharted and a TV Series based on The Last of Us.