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Sony admits it "has work to do" on PS4 AAA exclusives

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Sony boss admits the company has "work to do" on its PS4 AAA exclusive line-up ahead of the major holiday season.

Earlier this year, PlayStation President Andrew House admitted that the first-party game line-up for PS4 this Christmas period was "a little sparse".

Well, now it's time for Sony Computer Entertainment boss Shuhei Yoshida to make a comment on the limited PS4 exclusives arriving in time for Santa.

Yoshida has said Sony has "work to do" to bring more PS4 exclusives of a triple AAA nature.

"From a delivering games standpoint, we have work to do. People constantly ask us for the big exclusive triple-A games," explained Yoshida in a recent Eurogamer interview.

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As for the PS4's sales successes, Yoshida states that the console has exceeded the company's expectations.

"We had a specific target - 5 million units - against what we did, 7 million I think, and it just kept going. We had more modest projections before launch."

"It's still the fastest-selling PlayStation platform, ever," he added.

That's not to say Yoshida isn't aware the console is struggling on the games' side in comparison to the Xbox One though.

"When a platform's doing well, studio side kind of struggles."

Graeme Willy

October 2, 2015, 4:43 pm

Despite how well Sony is selling, most of their funds are probably making up for the hit they had been taking in their other divisions. I remember reading that they were not doing so well in their other divisions and that the PS4 has been a savior to them, otherwise they'd have been in a world of hurt. You can tell with how well the PS4 has been selling that they held nothing back. They made sure it was a smashing success. They went big on the hardware, they insured a victorious E3, and they have not lost momentum since. However, Microsoft has been smashing them in upcoming AAA titles, but most of those are new to and so, cannot say as to whether or not they are going to remain worthy of the hype that Microsoft has been placing into them, or if they will do more harm than good. It's a lot of investment to fund a first party title.
Quantum Break is done by Rockstar, so I have nothing but confidence, however, it may just be a re-skinned Max Payne, with a lot of flare...but at least we know the style of gameplay works. Scalebound looks gorgeous, but I'm on the sidelines regarding the gameplay, and the protagonist is not likeable in the least. He strikes me as rather a D-bag. Re-core looks legitimately good, to me...and its headed by those who had done Metroid, so I have a level of confidence there. Fable...well, if you are an MMO and/ or fan of games like Diablo, you may find yourself mystified by it's interesting mechanics, but who knows...maybe it's small and unvaried. I myself am not looking forward to Fable. Tomb Raider, a timed exclusive, so no worries there. By time it comes to PS4, it will be refined, polished and probably looking much better. Just as Mass Effect 2 was, by time it released for PS3. It came out faster on Xbox 360, but was more polished by time it hit the PS3 and looking much better. All-in-all, I don't think Sony has anything to fret. Just get on with The Last of Us 2! And stick with the "gamers first" model.


October 2, 2015, 8:54 pm

Once again, another pointless article written by a tard.

"We have work to do"

LOL No sh*t. That could be said by any company. This is not news.

Everyone already knows that Sony has most of their exclusive games lined up for next year. One of the reasons why they avoided the holidays is probably to avoid stepping on the toes of their 3rd party partners. The holiday is crowded with Black OPs 3, Star Wars Battlefront, Assassins Creed Syndicate, Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, and Rainbow 6 Seige all in a 3 month window. And we all know that a year is not made of 3 months so we can all stop this "Only the holidays matter" FUD and bullsh*t.


October 2, 2015, 8:55 pm

Microsoft is not "smashing" anyone in terms of AAA exclusives lined up you delusional shill.

Revolver Ocelot

October 5, 2015, 2:47 pm

And yet it still has a thicker library than the Xbone.

Damage control that, Tim Dog and his idiot friends. :)

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