When gameplay footage from The Last Guardian was revealed at E3 2015, people went berserk. However, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe President and CEO Jim Ryan is a bit uncertain about how well the game will actually sell.
In an interview with GameCentral, Ryan mentioned that he believes Shenmue 3 and Final Fantasy VII will be successful, but said that he is uncertain about how successful The Last Guardian will be, simply because Ico and Shadow of the Colossus did not sell particularly well.
We obviously believe that they’re gonna be a success. But the one where the most uncertainty is, is The Last Guardian.
Well, not in terms of the quality of the game. I don’t have any qualms about that. But my organisation did not perform particularly well with either Ico or Shadow Of The Colossus. I have berated them for this, and said, ‘We have to do better with this game’. And we’ll certainly give it our very best shot. So I’m saying, the other two games [Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue]… there’s a history of successful and profitable publishing. There isn’t that in the third case and I need to change that.
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