Sony’s financial conference call for western investors and analysts just ended, and Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida was asked what are Sony’s “breakout” first party titles. Yoshida-san’s pointed at three relevant games.
“We had quite a few breakout games, for example Bloodborne, as there was The Last of Us and we have the Uncharted Franchise as well. Those are the games we are expecting [to be breakout].”
The original question was about breakout titles for this fiscal year, but Yoshida-san most likely decided to include past titles as well (there’s simply no way we’re going to get another Bloodborne or The Last of Us before March 2016, after all).
Yoshida-san also added that predicting games that will actually achieve that level of success is a challenge.
“You know, it’s very difficult to predict the possibility of a breakout.”
Difficult or not, I’m quite sure there are few doubts that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be massively successful. It’ll be interesting to see the sales performance of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, but we’ll have to wait a few months more for that.