The PS4 doubled its game count as a result.
Sony’s console seems to be leading the charge for the resurgence of the Japanese game development industry. At TGS this year, it got a major vote of confidence, as almost every single major publisher in the country pledged game support for the PS4. The result? Over 100 new games were showcased for the system, and as a result of TGS, it has doubled its game count.
The PlayStation Vita also fared well for itself, with 62 games shown, nearly double of the 32 from last year. Nintendo didn’t fare too bad either- the Wii U had 23 games shown for it, while the 3DS had 29. Considering that both systems are at the ends of their lives, with replacements planned for next year under the enigmatic NX banner, that is actually not bad at all.
But as for the PS4, it is now evident that the console will lead to a return of the glory days of the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, back when one system single handedly unified the game development and consumption community worldwide. I can’t wait to see that.