The battle for supremacy among eighth-generation consoles is as intense as previous skirmishes between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Currently, Sony figures to have the global lead among all next-gen systems, but a busy autumn approaches, bringing with it a stable of killer titles for both the Wii U and the Xbox One.
However, Sony is determined to maintain their lead in the race, and recently expressed their desire to cut into Nintendo's market share in order to do so. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House said, "Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously." Essentially, House wants to capitalize on the gamers who are underwhelmed by the Wii U's inferior graphics and Nintendo's kid-centric approach to gaming.
In order to further entice this audience, House said that Sony is seeking to remaster a number of older titles that were originally released for the PlayStation 3, such as The Last of Us. According to House, "There's an opportunity with some of the remastering or re-imagining from PS3 franchises that will potentially find an audience that hasn't played them in the previous generation because they skipped that generation."
Will Sony be able to wrangle gamers who want to play through the titles that Nintendo hasn't been able to land due to a lack of third-party support? It's likely that we won't be able to know for sure until the holiday season. However, with Super Smash Bros. and Hyrule Warriors on the way, Sony will have to act fast.