There appears to have been a rather interesting question posed to Zipper Interactive’s President Brian Soderberg since the Navy SEALS 6 team’s assault on Osama Bin laden’s compound in Pakistan this past weekend, and that is whether or not the news has affected sales of the SOCOM 4 game.
However, according to Brier Dudley over on the seattletimes.nwsource.com website, Sony would not say at this stage whether the company had seen a boost in sales of the SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs game following the recent action. Although some believe that sales will be affected.
As many of you will know, the SOCOM 4 game, which is developed by Zipper Interactive, follows a SEAL team as they embark on a dangerous mission in Southeast Asia. The PS3 exclusive can also be played with the PlayStation Move controller, which can also be mounted in an accessory rifle.
Zipper Interactive is a Sony-owned studio in Redmond, which is led by people who have previously worked on military simulation programs. Zipper Interactive actually consulted with SEALs as it developed the hugely popular franchise in order to make it more realistic.
When Soderberg was asked if the game’s sales had recently jumped he simply referred people to a Sony spokeswoman, who said that the company was currently working on extracting sales data for the SOCOM 4 game. Do you think that sales have perhaps been boosted by recent events?