What's The Next Game That Will Give PS4 Sales A Boost?
Every console needs a software-generated sales boost now and then.
We know sales spikes occur after hardware price drops, but it's more interesting to examine the upcoming release list and see which titles might generate console sales boosts. What's the next PlayStation 4 game that will generate a significant uptick in PS4 sales?
Is it Destiny, which launches next week? Sony has been crowing about how it's in a gamer's best interest to play Bungie's hotly anticipated shared-world shooter on the PS4, what with the PlayStation-exclusive content and everything. Theoretically, while the PS4 and Xbox One will undoubtedly benefit from the arrival of this blockbuster, Sony's console should have the edge.
But does it need a big-time exclusive to generate that hardware sales surge? Historically, PlayStation consoles have thrived during the release of a high-profile exclusive, like when Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec launched for the PS2. Then you could make an argument for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, or The Order: 1886. In this case, though, the latter two games are new IPs and that's always tricky. Uncharted 4, on the other hand, might be the definitive next-gen experience to date, so...
What do you think?
8/31/2014 9:28:49 PM Ben Dutka