Sony Admitting 2015 PlayStation Lineup "Not The Strongest We've Ever Had But Still Feeling Confident"
Interviewed by Gamespot, PlayStation Europe's Jim Ryan has admitted the lack of great games in 2015 PlayStation 4 lineup, an opinion he shares with Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, who said yesterday Xbox One has a stronger portfolio for this year.
Even though recognizing Until Dawn and Tearaway Unfolded, Ryan said PlayStation 4 lineup was not the strongest Sony has ever had. Earlier this year, Andrew House, CEO at SCE, confirmed the lineup to be a little “sparse".
"Yes I'll admit it's not the strongest we've ever had. But if you look over the full year, we've had Bloodborne, we're getting Until Dawn, and Tearaway Unfolded. I think the latter will surprise many people, and we also have the Uncharted trilogy. So taking all that, and added with all the third-party games in the pipeline for this year, we're feeling confident."
Anyway, sales state PlayStation 4 is in a great shape, with 22.3 million units sold by the end of April.
“Well, it certainly gives us some cause for optimism in 2016 (when Sony will ship major titles, such as Uncharted 4). Certainly in the UK, it's still rather close [when compared to Xbox One sales], but we have been edging ahead every month. But across Europe, it's fair to say we're beating [Microsoft] by a considerable margin. Once you get into that position, the popularity of a console can start to become its selling point.
So when you look at what drives sales of a console, obviously exclusive games do help, but if you have 75 to 80 percent of the market, it makes the system easier to sell."
What's your take on this? Are you glad with how Sony is managing its portfolio in 2015 and 2016, or would you change approach to the market?