Sony x Crunchyroll: the acquisition is now official

For months now, there has been talk of Sony’s possible acquisition of Crunchyroll, which however encountered several obstacles before officially announcing the conclusion of the agreement during the evening.

With a long press release published on the official website, Sony has formalized the merger between its Funimation Global Group and the anime streaming platform that has been its rival in the past. The transaction was worth 1.175 billion dollars and allows the Japanese giant to reach a much wider audience thanks to the 120 million users who registered a profile on the Crunchyroll streaming platform. In the words of Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the company’s goal is to create the ultimate anime streaming platform and it is likely that the Crunchyroll and Funimation catalogs are about to merge into one large library. .

Waiting to find out what changes will be coming to the platform dedicated to anime, we remind you that the promotion that allows you to get 3 months free of Xbox Game Pass for PC with Crunchyroll Premium is still active.