GameStop CEO Comments on Uncharted 4 Sales, Reaffirms Claims of New Hardware during E3

June 1, 2016
Written by Michael Briers

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GameStop CEO Paul Raines has showered regard on Naughty Dog’s “spectacular” Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, observant that a high-street tradesman is “very happy” with a sequel’s early sales figures. 

Said to be simmering north of 2.7 million given launch week, Raines overwhelmed bottom on Uncharted 4 sales during an talk with Fox News. And yet he stopped brief of divulging specific figures, a executive had zero though regard for Naughty Dog’s sequel. 

“I’ve played all a Uncharted array [games] and they’re all spectacular. One only gets improved than a other. Naughty Dog has finished a illusory pursuit again. The impression growth is rich. It’s a small bit of a Raiders of a Lost Ark adventure. It’s a illusory diversion [and] has sole by good for us. We adore Sony first-party games, anyway; always have.”

Elsewhere, a GameStop CEO validated prior claims that E3 2016 will outrider a proclamation of new hardware from Sony and Microsoft. When quizzed about a supposed PlayStation 4.5 and Xbox One Slim, Raines teased, “we’re gonna hear about that during E3.”

Adding fuel to those rumors was Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who alluded to a mid-generation ascent during a Cowen and Company Technology, Media Telecom Conference (via GameSpot). Said he: “Do we design there will be another iteration of hardware? we do. Do we consider that will be good for us? we do. If it doesn’t happen, will it be bad for us? No.”

Last we reported, PlayStation 4.5 was rumored for a late Sep recover to coincide with PlayStation VR. Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, meanwhile, has been slated for Monday, June 13 during 6pm PST/9pm EST. 

[Sources: Fox News via GameSpot, WCCFTech]

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