Attack of the Fanboy

Analyst Predicts Shenmue 3 And The Last Guardian Won’t Be PS4 System Sellers

by Damian Seeto


Many gamers were excited when Shenmue 3 and The Last Guardians were announced last year at E3. One famed gaming analyst however feels that both games will only cater to a “niche audience”.

GamingBolt had a chance to speak with gaming analyst, Michael Pachter, where he stated his opinion on Sony’s own popular franchises coming out to the PS4 in the near future. He didn’t really have high hopes for both The Last Guardian or Shenmue 3 selling lots of copies.

He said: “Whereas Sony… now, they don’t have as many big franchises, but they seem to get their big franchises out. The ones that get delayed are the lame ones.

I mean, come on, The Last Guardian– however fun you think that’s going to be, it’s hardly Uncharted or The Last of Us. It’s a kind of a niche title. Shenmue is the same. It’s an okay title but outside of Japan, how many millions of units will it sell? Not very many

Obviously this is just Patcher’s opinion and he has been proven wrong in the past. Shenmue 3 could sell very well since it raised millions of dollars via Kickstarter. As for The Last Guardian, people have been waiting for that game for many years so there is demand for it.

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