Sony blazes at Xbox with collection of big PS4 games
Sony on Monday displayed rich, action-packed new PlayStation 4 video games, some for essential reality, as it defended its crown as the best selling new-generation comfort.
The company concentrated on blockbuster games and attractive new titles for PS4 at a press event on the eve of the opening of the major Electronic Entertainment Expo here.
There was no mention of the Xbox One X console unveiled a day earlier by rival Microsoft in a sharpened challenge to PS4.
Sony Interactive Entertainment worldwide studios chairman Shawn Layden said during a rapid-fire presentation of video trailers, “PlayStation is home to all the biggest and best game franchises in the world.”
The line-up included the first “Uncharted” game to feature a heroine in place of the “Nathan Drake” hero, a “God of War” sequel with a mighty father-son theme, and a pulse-pounding title starring “Spiderman” of Marvel Comics fame.
The event also presented a version of the hit fantasy role-playing game “Skyrim” tailored for play on PlayStation virtual reality gear.
Layden said, “It’s all about gaming.”
“Every year, we continue to push the envelope of creativity, storytelling, and technology.”
PlayStation has had success in keeping the focus on gamers and what they like.
PS4 models include a “Pro” console for powering ultra-high definition 4K graphics, and the entire line of consoles syncs with PlayStation VR gear.
Sony has sold more than 60.4 million PS4 comfort since they hit the market in November of 2013, the company revealed on Monday.
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According to Sony, a PlayStation ‘ecosystem’ that contains online game communities, content and services had more than 70 million monthly active users as of the end of March.
Sony Interactive Entertainment, global chief executive, Andrew House said, “The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry’s best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system.”
He said that PlayStation plans to expand services, software, and virtual reality offerings.
Microsoft revealed its Xbox One X on Sunday, billing it as the most powerful video comfort ever made, and surging a battle with market king PlayStation.
According to Xbox team leader, Phil Spencer, “The $499 product was built with the muscle for seamless play on ultra-high definition 4K televisions and will be available worldwide on November 7.”
Meanwhile, PS 4 Pro is priced at $399 and other models of the console can be bought for less.
Microsoft also displayed coming games, an formation tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles, but it remained to be seen if there is enough special content to get lots of people to buy the higher-priced hardware.
Independent publishers lean to make blockbuster titles available for play on Xbox, PlayStation and personal computer hardware in an effort to sell creations to as broad an audience as possible.
Game play on 4K screens is expected to be among themes at E3 this week, whether on televisions or personal computer monitors.
Sony PlayStation 4 has dominated the latest generation of consoles, outselling Xbox One two to one, according to industry trackers.
Executives say that PlayStation has also become the prime driver of revenue and profit at the Japan-based entertainment giant Sony.
Nintendo’s recently introduced ‘Switch’ has been a winner, with fans snapping up the console and a “Legend of Zelda” game that has become a must-play title for fans.
Demand for Switch consoles has been so intense since its launch early this year that the comfort are hard to find in stores and Nintendo has reportedly doubled production.
According to Nintendo, Switch launched at the start of March and some 2.74 million were sold by the end of that month.