“It certainly has the power to be a system-seller this Christmas.”
With Sony’s first-party PlayStation 4 games lineup this holiday lacking major titles by the company’s own admission, Sony is looking to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to help sell consoles. PlayStation UK product manager Joe Palmer says in a new interview that, because so many PS4 owners have never played Uncharted before, this collection has the potential be had a major impact on system sales.
“It certainly has the power to be a system-seller this Christmas,” Palmer told MCV. “It offers fantastic value as a gifting proposition, giving newcomers the chance to pick up a PlayStation 4 with three great games at a very competitive price. PlayStation’s audience base has also changed significantly since the original Uncharted games were released, so there’s a huge number of gamers looking to buy a PS4 who may never have played these games before.”
By Naughty Dog’s own estimations, around 80 percent of PS4 owners have never played an Uncharted game. Palmer said The Nathan Drake Collection not only appeals to these people, but also fans who already played the game but want to “play through the series again in all its remastered glory.”
The Nathan Drake Collection launches tomorrow, October 9, the same day that the PS4 price drops to $350. The price cut also applies to numerous bundles, including The Nathan Drake Collection package.
The Nathan Drake Collection, which includes 1080p/60fps versions of the PlayStation 3 games Drake’s Fortune,Among Thieves, and Drake’s Deception (but not PS Vita title Golden Abyss), was developed by Bluepoint Games, not Naughty Dog. It also comes with access to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer beta, which begins in December.