Why Uncharted 4 Might Not Generate A Sales Surge For PS4
It's undeniably one of PlayStation's most important franchises. One wonders how PS3 might've fared without it, honestly.
But in looking at next year's impending launch of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, I'm not sure we should be surprised if it doesn't generate a big ol' sales spike in PS4 hardware.
Let's be logical about this: First off, a lot of people have already jumped into this generation; don't forget that it's well over two years old now and there have been many reasons to pick up a PS4. I very much doubt a ton of gamers have been holding out for Uncharted 4. Secondly, it's likely that even the die-hard fans already own the console, and not only because of anticipation. This game was supposed to come out this fall and has since been delayed twice; my guess is a lot of people are just tired of waiting.
Thirdly, there are indeed a ton of great exclusives coming our way next year, and that includes potential masterpieces like Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian and Gran Turismo Sport. I'm sure Uncharted 4 remains atop many a PlayStation fan's priority list but like I said, they've either already got the PS4 or they're planning to get it for lots of other games. Either way, there's no guarantee that PS4 sales will rise on the strength of Naughty Dog's latest alone.
Of course, that doesn't mean Sony won't dominate the sales charts in 2016. Because they will. ;)
Related Game(s): Uncharted 4
12/30/2015 9:44:23 PM Ben Dutka