NPD Analyst On Sony’s E3 Showcase: ‘Looks Like They’re Shifting Focus To More Short-Term Window’

NPD Group analyst believes Sony possibly has "tons of new things planned."

Posted By | On 23rd, Jun. 2018

Let’s be real – Microsoft’s E3 2018 presser did quite some good in assuring players that it was still in the console race. Much of its efforts will yield positive results from 2019 onwards, which is interestingly not all that different from Sony. The latter’s E3 presser focused on a number of exclusives that will likely be out next year (if not later). Spider-Man is the sole exception as it arrives in September 2018.

That being said, titles like Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us: Part 2 and Death Stranding looked especially great. One has to wonder though – could the lower number of brand new game announcements feed into the PS4 winding down? Is it possible that these games will be it before preparations begin for the PlayStation 5?

Not quite. GamingBolt spoke to NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella on whether Sony’s lack of new announcements meant it was busy preparing for the PS5. He replied, “I’m sure they have tons of new things planned but decided on a different approach in how they’re looking at E3 and what objectives they wish to accomplish.

“It looks like they’re shifting focus to a more short-term window with what they show at E3, which makes sense given how the show has shifted more towards being a consumer showcase.” Which would make sense if a number of the exclusives showcased at E3 end up arriving within the next year. It’s not impossible that this year’s presser was more of an experiment for Sony with a more traditional showcase happening next year.

Regardless, what do you think of Sony’s E3 2018 showcase? What do you hope to see from it in the future? Let us know in the comments below.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Epic Games Announces Publishing Deals With Indie Developers Spry Fox and EYES OUT

Epic Games Announces Publishing Deals With Indie Developers Spry Fox and EYES OUT

Epic Games has announced a publishing partnership with indie studios Spry Fox and EYES OUT.

Square Enix Announces London Mobile Studio

Square Enix Announces London Mobile Studio

Square Enix announces a new London-based mobile studio currently developing Tomb Raider Reloaded alongside an ...

Half-Life 2’s Surprise Update Increases FoV and Adds Ultrawide Support

Half-Life 2’s Surprise Update Increases FoV and Adds Ultrawide Support

Half-Life 2's recent secret update has seemingly souped up the game with various notable updates, including an...

Resident Evil 4 VR Includes “Select Changes” to Dialogue “for a Modern Audience”

Resident Evil 4 VR Includes “Select Changes” to Dialogue “for a Modern Audience”

Resident Evil 4's VR version has a number of cut dialogue and edited scenes, mostly done in the favor of remov...

Grasshopper Manufacture Has 3 IPs In Store For The Future, Suda Says

Grasshopper Manufacture Has 3 IPs In Store For The Future, Suda Says

Suda51 has revealed that Grasshopper Manufacture has 3 new IPs in development, with one being in pre-productio...

Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Versions Have Been Delayed to 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Versions Have Been Delayed to 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 will not come to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in Q1 of 2022, while The Witcher 3 will arrive in ...