- May 31, 2020
So you are telling me they should invest in some of the most competitive markets there are because they are "undervalued". Its a bit weird because you already list of several games in a genre that sold like hotcakes, which is the exact opposite of being unvervalued.
Single Player AAA 20 hour games with no DLC, MTX, or GAAS mechanics are being undervalued because Sony is one of the only devs out there providing these kind of games. They are expansive to make and run on comparatively low margins (compared to GAAS and others listed).
The reality is that "anyone" could make a valhalla, or star dew valley because they are relatively low budget. But these already exist without Sony. So Sonys goal is to bring players to play these games on THEIR ecosystem to make money and in order to bring players into their eco system they try to provide something that no other platform has in that abundance. And that is big AAA single player 20 hour games.
Yes there is rockstar and very few other devs that provide these games every blood moon but only on a Sony system do you get these at a steady pace. Last year was GoT, TLoU2 and FF7R (timed, but good enough for most people). There are no games like these on ANY other platform. There aint no GoW on XBox and there is no Horizon on switch (which is serving another undervalued part of the gaming market btw.).
So Sony is already doing what you are saying and they have done so since the PS1. They've grown these studios for decades now and they made good profit with them, not just by selling games, but by selling an idea of what their console stands for. Big budget blockbuster experiences (love them or hate them, doesnt matter) that you cant get anywhere else.
We'll see if MS can catch up this gen, they sure will try and I hope both platforms will become stronger as a result.
First person to respond to the OP. There's hope for you yet GAF.