Sony has decided to release a new series of PlayStation Collections. These limited-edition PlayStation releases are meant to help spark Sony’s game sales. Also, the holiday season is just around the corner, and Sony wants to give you something to, well, give. What better than a collection of beloved PlayStation games for the gamer in your life? If these new Collections sound like a great idea to you, here’s some additional information.
Collections to be Released Soon
The first collection that Sony will release is the Ratchet and Clank collection. In case you’re not familiar with this game, Ratchet and Clank follows the tale of two characters called Ratchet and Clank as they make their way through the universe. Sony first released this classic game in 2002 (ten years ago). The Ratchet and Clank Collection will include three remade Ratchet and Clank games from the bygone days of the PS2. This release will happen on August 28th and will retail for $29.99.
Following the release of Ratchet and Clank, Sony is set to launch the God of War and the InFAMOUS collection. These two collections will include three to four re-mastered games in addition to bonus loot such as vouchers and additional character selections/suits. Clearly, Sony is targeting nostalgia by releasing these classic games, but it’s a tactic that just may work.
Is the Console Dead Or Just On Its Way Out?
With the rise (and continuing rise) of mobile games and gaming platforms, the world of console gaming has taken a beating. Sony’s last quarter numbers (game-wise) weren’t terrific, and the company needs to sell more games or consoles or both to raise those numbers. Seemingly, Sony is tapping into nostalgia in order to make those revenues rise successfully. Will this tactic work? It’s anyone’s guess right now, but the “Collections” that Sony is releasing are certainly work a look. Not only will it be fun to see how Sony re-masters various classic games, but these bundles are sure to be a hit come holiday season.
Where to Buy the new Sony Collections
As mentioned previously, the first Sony Collection will hit retail shops at the end of August. Right now, you can find out more information by checkout out Sony’s website. In addition to providing a way for gamers to walk down memory lane, Sony’s new Collections releases are also an excellent way for younger gamers to discover old classics. If you have a child who loves video games, you might consider purchasing a few of the Collections once they are released.
In addition to the three Ratchet and Crank games that Sony is releasing, North American consumers will receive a demo for an upcoming Sony game (Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time), expected release date later this year. Will you purchase one or two of Sony’s new Collections? Is this a good idea or a bad one? Come on, folks, don’t be shy – log in and let me know what you think of Sony’s new classic titles (I promise to write back)!