PS4 Getting "Unprecedented Rush" of Big Games in 2016, Exec Says
Sony has high hopes for next year.
2016 will bring an "unprecedented rush" of big games for PlayStation 4 that, along with PlayStation VR, will combine for a package so compelling that system sales are likely to grow even further. That's according to PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida, who said in an interview with 4Gamer (via DualShockers) that 2016 is shaping up to be a banner year for the PS4.
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"2016 marks an unprecedented rush of big titles for PS4," Yoshida said. "It's also the year of the long-awaited launch of PlayStation VR. It's the year PS4 users, and those who are on the fence on whether to buy it will absolutely think, 'It's good to have a PS4.' Please look forward to it."
Some of the big PS4 console exclusives for 2016 include Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Gran Turismo Sport, and The Last Guardian. There are also going to be a number of big-name multiplatform games released on PS4 next year, of course.
In media interviews this year, PlayStation executives spoke openly about the PS4's "sparse" lineup of first-party games for 2015. Just this month, PlayStation boss Michael Ephraim acknowledged that Sony focused more on third-party relationships in 2015 in part because "our first-party lineup was not as a strong as we would have liked."
The PS4 enters 2016 as the best-selling new-generation console with sales in excess of 30 million units. For its part, Microsoft is also claiming that 2016 will be a huge year for Xbox games.
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