How Sparse Is Sparse? Should PS4 Fans Be Concerned By Sony’s Pre-E3 2015 Comments?

Sony raised some eyebrows when it was revealed that their first party lineup at E3 2015 may be a little "sparse". In a new opinion piece, Skewewd and Reviewed look at what Sony may have in mind and say fans should not be worried by this comment.

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Kingthrash3601199d ago

They shouldn't . Just because they don't have first party exclusive games doesn't mean they don't have second or third party
Everybody's gone to the rapture
No mans sky
Persona 5
Disaga 5
Hell blade
GOW and uncharted remasters
Are all exclusive ps4 games...and Sony usually has a surprise game which can be...
The last guardian
The new ip from the kills one devs
The new ip from sucker punch
A GOW 4 from ssm ....complete with a beta key if you buy GOW3 lol
These are my surprise wishes and are all the usual load of interesting indies in sure Sony will have a great conference will ms and Nintendo . A plethora of first party games aren't needed, Unless we are talking Nintendo. First party doesn't mean exclusive just means it's made by a company. Sony said First party game a spares....not exclusive games.

Sly-Lupin1199d ago

Star Ocean 5.
Trails of Cold Steel.
Tales of Whatever.

Dunno why people care so much about Sony's first party offerings. Third party has always been their strength.

never4get1199d ago

Going to get a PS4 when Persona 5, Tales of Bestiria, Star Ocean 5 and Final Fantasy XV are all released!

Genuine-User1199d ago

Strictly first and second party stuff:

So I have already played and enjoyed The Order 1886, Bloodborne and Helldivers.

I'm looking forward to GOW Remaster, Tearaway Unfolded, Until Dawn, No Man's sky, Rime, Everybody's gone to the Rapture, The Nathan Drake Collection, Persona 5, Shadow of the Beast and a few more.

darthv721199d ago

3rd party is the key to a platforms success. the more 3rd party support you can drum up, the stronger and more diverse the selection will be.

360 survived solely on 3rd party support last gen. It had some excellent 1st and 2nd party games but the lions share was all 3rd party. And it didnt seem to matter if they were exclusive or not.

sony has had a longstanding tradition of having great 3rd party support. It drove the PS1 all it's life, it drove the PS2 to new heights, it helped drive the Ps3 to gain back some lost footing and it is driving the PS4.

don't shun 3rd party games because they arent exclusive, play them as they were meant to be played. Games are games and they all deserve a chance to entertain you.

XisThatKid1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

To answer tis title,
Nope because even if it didn't have a crazy line up this year it's still goin to sell and be a successful year I'm sure. People act like the only thing that matters is exclusives when it doesn't there are many people that are going to buy the next 3rd party non exclusive on PS4 only also some on X1 but rigt now more have PS4s and people like playin with friends if you have PS4 and all your friends have X1s your going to buy X1 chances. There are more PS4s out there right now. I'm not downing X1 at all i'm just saying PS4 may be slowing but worried just because the 1st parties are "sparse" is ridiculous. EVEN IF the E3 is lame or lackluster this year PS4 will still have a great year in the shadow of potentially a better year yea,but a good one none the less.
This title is chiff

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lelo2play1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )


Most of those games you mentioned aren't exclusive.

... But I'm sure Sony will have a few surprises for E3.

Genuine-User1199d ago

2 partially exclusive games out of the 8 he/she mentioned are not equivalent to that of 'most'.

lelo2play1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )


Persona 5, No mans sky, Hellblade, Tearaway, SFV are not exclusive. GOW/Uncharted remasters are not exclusive. That's more then 2 games. Some may be timed exclusive...

In all honesty, It's not exclusives that's helping PS4 sales. It's mostly multiplatform games that help sell the PS4.

Genuine-User1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )


Persona 5, Tearaway, GOW & Uncharted Collection are Playstation exclusive.

Hellblade and Street Fighter V are partially exclusive.

No Man's Sky has only been confirmed for the PS4 so far.

Kingthrash3601199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

Ok I should have said this year....smh mabad. But in actuality most of them I mentioned are exclusives...and all are exclusives for this year....kinda like tomb raider for Xbox.
I guess my main point was first party games are the minority at any e3 for any system...except for Nintendo. Sony haveing a small amout to first party titles shouldn't be a concern. There are plenty of Sony exclusives for e3. ...."for e3" being the key word here. This article is about Sony e3 concerns for the lack of first party at e3 all the games I mentioned are exclusives...cept the partials like hell blade and sf5 that genuine above correctly pointed out.

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OB1Biker1199d ago

Yea I think there's a confusion about the term 'first party' and of course gaming media and fanboy warriors like spinning things up for trolling.

AngelicIceDiamond1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

I mean 1st party was the only thing ppl cared about last gen.

MS out of the two are were known to make exclusives out of third party or second party.

Deadrising, Ryse, TF, SSOD, The upcoming ScaleBound and they constantly got yelled at, and ppl through mud.

People adjust there arguments when its no longer in there favor. Now third and 2nd party counts. That'll change come next year however. I think games from all parties are wins tbh.

SilentNegotiator1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

It's ONE year, Ice. Quit pretending like Sony closed down every single one of their studios. PS gamers still love their first party games and they're still coming.

OB1Biker1199d ago

Like what are RAD and FromSoft which brought 2 full PS4 exclusive this year?
The difference is the IP is owned by Sony

lemoncake1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )


AngelicIceDiamond1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

@King "A plethora of first party games aren't needed, Unless we are talking Nintendo."

What? Only Nintendo's games 1st party games matter? So whatever MS shows off doesn't matter? You realize 1st party counts for ALL 3 right?

I dunno what you mean.

Kingthrash3601199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

What I mean is Nintendo literally floats on its first party games....period. What third party Nintendo game out sells its first party?...I'll wait? None.
Now look at Sony/ms ....
Ms has what halo/gears....ok sells great and is are awesome games... Sony has tlou/GOW also high sellers and awesome.
None out sell 3rd party games like cod and gta Nintendo doesn't even get these games. I love Nintendo as much as I love all other consoles but I see what it is. You see what it is. They must have multiple first party games and spin offs...Mario alone has like 6 spin offs lol. Mario kart, ssm, luigi's mansion, Mario party, mario rpg, mario and luigi, dr Mario lol dude, Nintendo floats on first for example barley has any.

First party counts for all and are important for all yes but all Nintendo really has is first party games. Period. That's partally why the wiiu sells so bad's been what 3 metroid Zelda Mario kart and smash took 2 years to release. The best 3rd party games released on the wiiu was beyonetta imo and it released same time as smash....smh
So yeah I'm not saying first party doesn't count I'm saying it's all Nintendo has....sadly. I wish it had more so I can play my wiiu more instead of just sitting here looking new.

Spotie1199d ago

C'mon, Angelic. It's like you don't WANT to understand.

Nintendo needs a plethora because that's all they've got. Neither Sony nor Microsoft NEED this, because they'll get sales from third party exclusives and even multiplats.

Not only do I not believe you don't understand the comment, but I CAN'T believe anybody could agree with you.

Anyway, as to the article, I'm not concerned. The comments didn't refer to E3 showings, for one. For another, even while being "sparse," they've supplied more exclusives- first party or otherwise- for their console than the nearest competition, and that MIGHT only change for the holidays, as God of War, Persona 5, and quite a few other games are still to come this year.

I honestly don't get it. People are having a field day with this comment, jumping all over Sony and anybody who prefers PlayStation; somehow, though, they never think to look at what the other companies are doing in relation, and how they stack up- or don't- in comparison.

It's funny how blind some people choose to be.

Sevir1199d ago

Lol they have a first party offering this year...

The Order, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, God of War 3 Remastered, Uncharted:NDC, Rime, Drawn to Death, Shadow of the Beast, The Tomorrow Children and EGTRapture are all first party exclusives launching this year.

No Man's Sky launches this year on PS4 along Alienation.

For Next Year we have Uncharted 4, Ratchet, Street Fighter 5 and Hellblade, WiLD.

There's a plethora of 3rd party exclusives that launched and will launch this year for the platform, Disgaea, Persona, Tales of, Star Ocean, Godzilla, Darksiders 2.

They've got plenty of content coming.

I'm not complaining the offering is stellar.

kraenk121199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

Tomorrow Children. Firewatch.

BTW Sony has the balls to be open and honest. MS would never say something like this even if it was true.

Kingscorpion711199d ago

All they have to do is announce new games that gets release next year!

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