The holiday season is a ways off, the warmer days are coming fast, and the potential blockbuster on the immediate horizon is Watch Dogs .
Video game hardware doesn't do well during a software drought. It's especially difficult for brand new systems, especially when most gamers have gigantic backlogs and far more reason to keep playing the "old" consoles. Therefore, what will stabilize PS4 sales over the coming spring and summer months?
I don't mean to single out the PS4, by the way; I imagine the Xbox One faces the same exact problems. We don't see any huge exclusive software until later this year and in fact, outside of the aforementioned Watch Dogs , we really don't see any AAA third-party games until September's Destiny . I suppose a few are late to the party and just can't wait to play inFamous: Second Son and Titanfall (on Xbox One rather than the Xbox 360), so that might spur sales in April and May. But beyond that…we could be looking at several consecutive down months.
It's always difficult to sell gaming stuff when the weather is nice; that's a historically accurate statement. Toss in a software drought and chances are, we could be looking at a serious hardware downturn. Maybe The Last Of Us: Remastered can entice new consumers, I don't know…