PS4 exclusives have proven to be the biggest contributor to record profits for Sony after a 27 increase in revenue from the PlayStation division. That led to a whopping $2.1 billion profit in the second quarter of 2018. This was achieved thanks to the massive success of games like Sony Santa Monica‘s God of War and Insomniac Games‘ Spider-Man PS4, both of which broke records of their own. According to the Q2 2018 financial reports published by Sony, PlayStation managed to bring in a total of $4.9 billion in sales with an operating profit of $800 million. More than 86 million PS4 consoles have been sold to date, with 3.9 million units sold during Q2 2018 alone. During this period of time, PS4 exclusives Spider-Man and God of War sold around three million copies within the first three days of release, respectively. Spider-Man, in particular, sold approximately 3.3 million copies in its first three days, breaking the record for fastest-selling Sony … [Read more...] about PS4 Exclusives Spider-Man and God of War Lead to Record Profits for Sony
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Yeah, I get it — “unsettling” is kind of the whole point of the “psychological horror” genre. However, the upcoming PS4 exclusive S.O.N (or South of Nowhere) is leaning into that element hard in its spooky gameplay trailer. The game, coming December 11th, tells the story of Robert Alderson in search of his missing son. True to the title, the game takes place in a Pennsylvanian forest dubbed the “South of Nowhere.” And it is in that setting that fear has managed to take over his psyche in a way only players can appreciate. The brand new trailer from developer RedG studios has no jump scare, but is filled with ambient tones, quiet footsteps, and the sound of silence. Candle-lit trails are illuminated in front of you, provided it isn’t broad daylight. Not that the daylight helps–undead corpses seem attached to the trees, looking desperately to free themselves from the bind. A radio is used to tell when you are close … [Read more...] about PS4 Exclusive Psychological Horror S.O.N’s New Gameplay Trailer is Unsettling
UPDATE 20/4/18: God of War launches today and is now available to buy from Amazon, despite the retailer closing pre-orders for the game earlier this week. Other upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives like Detroit and Spider-Man remain unavailable to pre-order, with no explanation given.Whatever the beef is with PlayStation and Amazon, it appears to relate to the pre-ordering of games only. Happily, we haven't heard any reports that pre-orders sent in before Amazon shut them down were not received as expected. So what's going on? We've asked Sony and Amazon for comment multiple times this week, but neither side wanted to discuss the matter. Hopefully, whatever the squabble is, it can get sorted quickly - for the players.ORIGINAL STORY 17/4/18: Upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man are currently unavailable to pre-order from Amazon.A glance at the product pages for upcoming Sony first-party games reveals God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man all carry the … [Read more...] about Upcoming PS4 exclusives God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man currently unavailable to pre-order from Amazon
Today Compile Heart announced that its upcoming PS4 exclusive JRPG Death End re;Quest has been hit by a delay. The game was supposed to release in Japan on March 1st, but it will instead come a bit over a month later, on April 12th. While the press release included an apology for the delay, it did not mention a reason, even if it’s likely that the game simply needed more time in the oven. As a more tangible form of apology, the developer promised that the S-rank reward for its pre-order campaign which was not unlocked before the January 31st deadline, will be provided to all customers for free. The DLC includes a set of bikinis for the game’s heroines, and you can see what they look like in the illustration below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy the latest trailer, some recent screenshots, the charming opening cutscene, another gameplay trailer, an additional trailer showing more gameplay, a batch of artwork featuring the … [Read more...] about PS4 Exclusive Death End re;Quest Delayed; Free Bikini DLC Promised as Apology
Now I'm not saying all the exclusive games on Playstation 4 are trash but I've noticed that it isn't exactly booming with diversity in genres and gameplay styles especially the ones coming from Sony's 1st and 2nd party developers. When you get down to it, the majority of PS4 first and second party exclusives are third person action games with stealth elements and if they aren't they're just third person action games and QTE games. The stealth in all of these games is very basic and barebones. You basically just crouch walk through tall grass or chest high cover and do stealth kills on enemies standing nearby or shoot them or something next to them like an exploding barrel. Just take a look at the upcoming PS4 exclusives. The Last Of Us 2 - third person shooter with stealth elements Days Gone - third person shooter with stealth elements Spiderman - third person action game with stealth elements Ghost Of Tsushima - third person action game with stealth elements God Of War - third person … [Read more...] about Is the upcoming PS4 exclusive lineup severely lacking in variety?