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jason1637 said:

The last of us wasnt an uncharted game it was just a new ip that ended up doing well.

I'm not entirely sure I see your point. TLOU was a new IP and as such isn't something you would expect to outsell established franchises, but it did because of how special it was. Here we have the 4th installment (and the last) of the Uncharted series, made by the same people that made the most accomplished Uncharted game and the most awarded video game in history. Uncharted 4 will sell a HUGE amount of PS4s.



 

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GribbleGrunger said:
jason1637 said:

The last of us wasnt an uncharted game it was just a new ip that ended up doing well.

I'm not entirely sure I see your point. TLOU was a new IP and as such isn't something you would expect to outsell established franchises, but it did because of how special it was. Here we have the 4th installment (and the last) of the Uncharted series, made by the same people that made the most accomplished Uncharted game and the most awarded video game in history. Uncharted 4 will sell a HUGE amount of PS4s.

Well yes i agree in most cases you wouldn't expect a new ip to outsell a bug series but it had a bigger userbase so it out sold it in the US but life time it didnt. Also i think uc4 will move a lot of ps4s WW and it will do pretty good here in the US but nothing really major.

 

Edit- i apologize for any mistakes in grammer/spelling since im using my phone.



GribbleGrunger said:
jason1637 said:

The last of us wasnt an uncharted game it was just a new ip that ended up doing well.

I'm not entirely sure I see your point. TLOU was a new IP and as such isn't something you would expect to outsell established franchises, but it did because of how special it was. Here we have the 4th installment (and the last) of the Uncharted series, made by the same people that made the most accomplished Uncharted game and the most awarded video game in history. Uncharted 4 will sell a HUGE amount of PS4s.

Well put.



                                                                                                                                                           

jason1637 said:

Well yes i agree in most cases you wouldn't expect a new ip to outsell a bug series but it had a bigger userbase so it out sold it in the US but life time it didnt. Also i think uc4 will move a lot of ps4s WW and it will do pretty good here in the US but nothing really major.

 

Edit- i apologize for any mistakes in grammer/spelling since im using my phone.

It depends on how you define 'major'. We know that Star Wars sold over 1m bundles and I see no reason why UC4 wouldn't do the same, in fact, because of the many options Sony have with this bundle (and the vanilla bundle), I can see it steadily selling consoles all year:

UC4 LE Bundle ($400)
UC4 LE + TLOUR Bundle ($400)
UC4 LE + TLOUR + Uncharted Collection Bundle ($420)
UC4 Vanilla Bundle ($350)
UC4 Vanilla + TLOUR Bundle ($350)
UC4 Vanilla + TLOUR + Uncharted Collection Bundle ($370)
Naughty Dog LE + TLOUR + Uncharted Collection (for Christmas) ($400)



 

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CGI-Quality said:

Well put.

Thanks. There's the small problem of March Sony need to overcome and the more than likely cannibalisation of PS4 sales. What Sony need to do in March is make sure some people buy a console for that month and not April. The best way of doing that is to sell a Vanilla PS4 with a preorder code for UC4 and price it at $350. Digital code bundles don't sell as well as hard copy bundles but I believe it would keep the boat steady and wouldn't cut too much into the LE bundle, which could run all year, as I've pointed out above. They really do need to do that ND Bundle with a new colour and the ND symbol on the PS4.



 

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A day after the Uncharted 4 bundle is announced... Xbox One is back to $299. And they are giving away a $30 gift card. Plus Ass Creed on disc and Forza Horizon 2.  This is getting crazy.



GribbleGrunger said:
jason1637 said:

Well yes i agree in most cases you wouldn't expect a new ip to outsell a bug series but it had a bigger userbase so it out sold it in the US but life time it didnt. Also i think uc4 will move a lot of ps4s WW and it will do pretty good here in the US but nothing really major.

 

Edit- i apologize for any mistakes in grammer/spelling since im using my phone.

It depends on how you define 'major'. We know that Star Wars sold over 1m bundles and I see no reason why UC4 wouldn't do the same, in fact, because of the many options Sony have with this bundle (and the vanilla bundle), I can see it steadily selling consoles all year:

UC4 LE Bundle
UC4 LE + TLOUR Bundle
UC4 LE + TLOUR + Uncharted Collection Bundle
UC4 Vanilla Bundle
UC4 Vanilla + TLOUR Bundle
UC4 Vanilla + TLOUR + Uncharted Collection Bundle
Naughty Dog LE + TLOUR + Uncharted Collection (for Christmas)

Well i could see unchartef 4 bundle(s) selling 1ml in a year with good legs.

Also i can see an uc4 le, uc4 white,and uc4+ collection bundles. I also think that sony is done bundleing the last of us.



jason1637 said:

Well i could see unchartef 4 bundle(s) selling 1ml in a year with good legs.

Also i can see an uc4 le, uc4 white,and uc4+ collection bundles. I also think that sony is done bundleing the last of us.

In my opinion, the only reason Sony stopped bundling TLOUR in with the console is because of PS+. At some point they clearly want to use TLOUR to drive PS+ subscriptions but I don't think they need to worry about adding it in later. What they should do is in December offer PS+ at a slightly cheaper price and add TLOUR in as a 'bonus for our loyal fans'. That will still drive sales of PS+ AND allow them to leverage the selling power of TLOUR up until that point.



 

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5 hours since last update:

#18 PS4 Black Ops 3 Bundle (same)
#32 PS4 Uncharted 4 LE Bundle (down 5)*
#38 XB1 Gears Bundle (up 2)
#62 N3DS Black (down 1)
#89 PS4 Fool's Edition (up 3)
#93 N3DSXL Fire Emblem Fate Bundle (down 6)

Does not affect this month (*)


The Gears Bundle is now $300 by the way.



 

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