It’s a well known fact that SONY does not have a big game coming out for the PS4 until Uncharted 4 in 2016, whilst Microsoft have a good handful for the Xbox One in the final months of 2015. Begrudgingly, it seems as though SONY’s Shuhei Yoshida has finally accepted the realism of the situation, despite suggesting that the PS4 remains a better investment in the “long term”.

Speaking to Eurogame recently, Yoshida pointed out that…

“People wouldn’t just look at the first party lineup when they’re making a purchase decision. We have great third-party titles coming this year – Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Star Wars Battlefront, Destiny: The Taken King just came out and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain just came out. There’s no shortage of huge titles available to players on PlayStation 4. And people who are coming new to PlayStation 4 can pick up titles like Bloodborne and Until Dawn.

I’m very proud of the games we are releasing. People make purchasing decisions for the long-term. Consoles, once they’ve purchased it, they expect to use it for 5-6 years. Having exclusive, unique titles coming in the near future, starting with Uncharted 4, must play a role from a first-party standpoint, to help people make those decisions.”

Are the third party titles going to be enough to tide PS4 users over until the new year, or will many of them jump ship to the Xbox One for its more exciting first party lineup?

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