When you have a franchise like Uncharted , everyone and everything involved tends to benefit, including the hardware that plays the game.
This is a very important series, and the latest entry, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception , might be critical to further PlayStation 3 sales success.
According to what Sony and various analysts told IndustryGamers , the game's importance really can't be understated. M2 Research analyst Billy Pidgeon said Uncharted 3 is "tremendously important to Sony," and has a good chance at keeping "millions of PS3s active."
"As an exclusive, Uncharted 3 has system selling potential and will keep millions of PS3s active. The franchise has improved consistently with each iteration, and the game is one of the most positive examples of blending cinematic and game development disciplines. Uncharted 3, like its predecessors, has the potential to reach a wider audience due to the integration of classic action film plot elements with strong characters."
However, it's not all roses. Pidgeon adds that casual gamers may not be able to appreciate the game, as "the gameplay is more hardcore than casual." Certain sections of the game can be trying, but we believe it remains accessible to the majority of gamers out there…the casuals can play something else. 😉
But the future of Uncharted looks bright, as yet another highly anticipated installment, Uncharted: Golden Abyss , will be a huge launch title for the PlayStation Vita. Yes, Sony should definitely thank Naughty Dog.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3