Sony: "High Expectations" for Gran Turismo Sport and First Party PS4 Games; Talks Uncharted 4 and PS VR
During Sony’s quarterly earnings briefing related to the three months ended on June 30th, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida shared more information on the performance of first party games, including expectations for the future.
Yoshida-san mentioned that the 14% increase in sales for the Game & Network Services segment recorded this quarter was “primarily due to the strong performance of Uncharted 4.”
Further into the call, he also gave more color on first party game sales, including expectations for upcoming titles including Gran Turismo Sport coming in the current fiscal year:
About Uncharted 4’s downloads and number of units sold, I’m afraid we cannot give you details, but suffice to say that in the first week we sold 2.7 million units. That’s the number that we have publicly stated. About Gran Turismo and other titles, at this point in time it’s very difficult to make assumptions, but the volume of PS4 is increasing and I believe sales are on an upward trend. For first party titles, profitability is high, therefore we have high expectations on the performance of such titles.
Incidentally, Yoshida-san also mentioned that pre-orders for PlayStation VR are doing “quite well,” but the company has a set budget plan, so they’re not making any change to the overall production volume of the headset.