According to OTX analyst Nick Williams, the release of God Of War 3 for PS3 will sell systems more than any other Sony exclusive to date. In fact he goes on to suggest that 1-in-3 potential buyers of GoW3 doesn’t even own a PS3 yet. What that means is that Sony may start being able to reach into that 140 million unit install base they amassed last gen.
The launch of God of War III in late 2009/early 2010 will mark a pivotal moment for Sony. But in order to ensure that this game is a hardware sales driver, the cost of the base-level PS3 will need to be in the same ballpark as the Xbox 360 and Wii. According to our latest consumer tracking study, only two in three people who plan to purchase God of War III currently own a PS3.”
I have to agree, God Of War is one of the few franchises that can bring an Xbox 360 enthusiast to their knees. No disrespect to other great titles on the PS3, but this game will officially mark the turning point if it is accompanied by a price drop.
- A Big Shot