PlayStation Universe looks at the run in to the end of the current console life-cycle and compares what Sony and Microsoft are offering.
that's why i love Sony The Last of Us Beyond Two Souls GOW Ascension LBP Karting PS All Stars Battle Royale maybe FF vs 13 2 of them are the most beautiful games i saw this generation i believe the list will go on, PS2 was supported till very late
And non-first party exclusives like Ni no Kuni, Yakuza 5, Tales of Xillia 2, Okami HD, etc... I'm glad Sony didn't talk about PS4 at E3 because PS3 is on fire right now.
Fizzles out?? ROFL. Uhhhhh OK. If Xbox market share growing faster than any other and massive installed base is what fizzling out is the I want to fizzle out ROFL. I'll be the first to say that i can't wait for this last round of exclusive for my ps3 but the xbox is definately not fizzling out lol. wow.
@Mewhy32 This is about the games. Sony has better games. Sales? you are only reading USA sales. Sony is selling more units each month.
Was this written in Japan. That is the only place 360 is fizzling out. EU is pretty much even, The Americas (Largest gaming market) is dominated by the 360. The number of exclusives will only matter if those exclusives are more applealing than what is offered by 3rd party. This rearly happens.
@BigPappy, PS3 is dominating the 360 in europe markets. PS3 - 50,000 -> 100,000 per week 360 - Less than 30,000 per week Read below http://www.thesixthaxis.com...
I like my 360, but it really doesnt hold a candle to PS3 unless you really love Kinect. 360 is BORING...sorry to say i know some of you get very upset when their console of choice is insulted...but its just my opinion, 360 is just seriously boring. It just doesnt have the games, unless you count the shovelware.
LMAO..I'm with you Mewhy32 The PS3 has some cool titles coming, but the 360 isn't coming close to fizzling out. In fact, this year's line-up is just as strong as ANY other console. Look Naughty 'Last' is going to be a beast when it releases close to a Year and a half from now. Quantic's Beyond is going to be well after that. By then the 360 will be 8 years old and it will still go out next year with the Gears prequel and Bungie's new shooter. By then we'll be talking about the new consoles, and the 360 still won't be fizzling. They Both got great games that are going to excite the install bases, but there was nothing on the 360 stage that will impact the PS3 success and theres nothing on the PS3 stage thatwil have an impact on the 360s success. Evil
LOL How can people disagree with how hot the PS3 is right now? At this point in the console cycle its just stupid not to own a PS3.
@BitbyDeath Way to create your own numbers for MS... seeing that in your post it doesn't even post numbers for MS in it. Only that it is presumed to be in 3rd place in Europe. While a poster taking the overall numbers calculated it to be above Nintendo in Europe for 2012. And you can still see that MS has a global market share that is still in the lead. Until Sony takes that lead they are still behind. Runners don't win the race until the race is over. the question might be, when is this race considered over? When the first next next generation system hits market maybe? Because that is when people start looking at the new race?
@Legion, if you re-read the article it states 3DS in second place with between 50,000 and 30,000 per week. 360 is in 3rd place so you do the math. My post was to simply correct BigPappys statement, if you don't like facts then best you try argue with someone who cares.
@Mewhy32 [QUOTE: "Fizzles out!!??? OK ROFLCOPTER lol wow"} I think you're about to have a heart attack dude. Calm down. Talking about market shares and install base which have nothing to do with G-A-M-E-S. Stay on topic! __ @EVILDEAD360, Again with the whole "they're not coming out until next year" argument? Really? Is that all you got to downplay PS3 games and feel better about your 360 ones? You're like a broken record. There have been several PS3 exclusive titles already THIS year. There are a few more coming out THIS year, including PS Battle Royale, LBP Karting, Sly 4, Dust 514, etc. It doesn't matter if SOME of the other games are coming out next year. The point is, there are more GAMES COMING OUT! And you can't handle that, so you focus on the games not coming out this year in the hopes of feeling better about your obviously preferred system.
Didn't Sony say that it's impossible to survive on 1st party games alone? Or was that Nintendo...? Doesn't really matter. Anyway, look at the sales for 3rd party games. That is where a console financially shines!!! 1st party games are just icing on the cake and keep a minor niche of gamers extremely HAPPY.
'It doesn't matter if SOME of the other games are coming out next year. The point is, there are more GAMES COMING OUT! And you can't handle that, so you focus on the games not coming out this year in the hopes of feeling better about your obviously preferred system.' LMAO @ you not reading the story..the WHOLE point of the story was that the 360 was fizzling because these games were announced. Still far from true and ABSOLUTLEY matters in context of this story. Kinda like back in day when you used to troll the 360 daily and say 'the 360 only has 4 games' and then use a list that included Killzone 2 and Final Fantasy Versus...LMAO. How did that turn out..but now your doing a 180 when someone is pointing out the truth. Not a troll like you, I didn't bash any PS3 game or the console...but I just gave my opinion on the obvious flame article. Evil
New IP's, new IP's, new IP's. That is what Sony did this whole generation. Actually that's all they have done since they entered the industry. Nintendo lives off the same franchises they always have and MS appears to be doing the same now. MS started off on a crazy pace this generation. 07 and 08 were fantastic but since then they have been on a downward spiral. They are going out very weak while all but ignoring their core user base for Kinect, apps and other services that have nothing to do with gaming. No new IP's for their core audience and not a whole lot to be excited about going into next gen. Seriously. They have less support now then when they entered the industry. Sony is still adding studios to their plethora of support. I just don't see this changing anytime soon.
They all contribute in their own way. MS is supporting Xbox 360 with Kinect then SmartGlass and a host of entertainment options. Sony is supporting theirs with new IPs. Nintendo is pushing out a new console with a hopefully innovative controller. Isn't it great that you have an option? I would hate to see all three focus on the same thing!
I'll add on to that list. Sly Cooper Thieves In Time The Last Guardian Unfinished Swan Dust 514 Yakuza 5 One Piece Pirate Warriors Sound Shapes Kingdom Under Fire 2 The Witch and the Hundred Knights
@r21 don't forget agent
Agent is clearly dead in the water
I gotta laugh every time somebody posts Last Guardian or Agent. Those games have been on the "exclusive list war" for years running. That is how Sony gets the "supposed" win every year, putting unreleased games on it repeatedly! This year's lineup for PS3 is the weakest in a long time as there is no blockbuster exclusive. It looks like to me that next year is gonna be an awesome year though if Last of Us, Beyond, Gears of War Judgement and Bungie's game is released!
I bought a PS3 cause you guys always talk about how good it is and the games. I sold it after 3 months. Heavy Rain was AWESOME, but the rest were meh. I think the XBLA games have more replay value then these PS3 exclusives you guys brag about.
or... Sony is spending money it doesn't have on titles that probably wont sell while Microsoft leaves most of it's development up to 3rd party while it focuses on development and logistics of releasing a new system. You can spin it however you like. This is a business and they are trying to make money. Sony's best selling games are all third party titles. I see one for sure game and one probably and the rest are probably going to tank or break even. Microsoft is publish two games that will probably bring in more revenue then every game on that list and in the end that's the most important thing for a company at the end of a consoles life cycle. It's been 7 years for Microsoft and 6 for Sony next year that will be 8 and 7... So I doubt you'll see more then two big games being announced for the PS3 next year if any. Aaaand I don't even know why I wrote all this crap, but I guess I'll post it anyway and enjoy my "disagrees"
New IPs now = more sequels later. Just saying.
Feels like Sony is just getting into its stride, the quality of the games it showed at E3 was epic, maybe the PS3 could go on for a long time yet which could work for Sony, if they can delay the release of the PS4 by a few years it would come out way more powerful then the 720.
Suddenly e3 was epic for Sony? Odd how not one of Sony's exclusives have attracted me this entire generation to log hours and hours playing them like Microsoft exclusives. Its quality, not quantity that counts.
you crack me up bro.just because they did not attract you does not mean they are not quality games. i hope you have played them to make that quality/quantity argument. uncharted games, killzone 2 and 3 resistance 3 journey god of war 3, heavy rain and more coming like last of us, beyond and there are many more. if you think any of these are not quality games i pity you. quality AND quantity is what I want
you most not like great games if nothing sony has offered attracted you. nothing no god of war, uncharted, killzone, LBP, Ratchet and clank, and future titles like last of us, the last guardian nothing you like there at all. and what 360 has gears and halo. and tons of crappy kinect games. and sony's e3 might not have been epic but it was far better than xbox and nintendo
PS3 has so many quality games AND quantity that whenever someone says they dont like any games on the PS3, theyre in other words saying "I dont like games". PS3 has more variety than 360 and that's one thing that wont change it seems, because MS is still just releasing the same 3 tired games over and over with their 500mil dollar marketing campaigns. PS3 is all about variety...they dont focus on Move like 360 does with Kinect, they just make games Move functional like killzone, infamous and uncharted...
If the 360 is fizzling out than the Wii is on life support.
im pretty sure the wii is dead to mostly everyone but the hardcore with those last 3 good games on its way. the 360 has been dead to me for like 3 years, every once in a while ressurecting with its annual halo and gears rotations. the 360 is just about kinect now, nothing else.
I guess I should just not get Halo 4 and Gears of War spin off then right?
I started off this gen with a 360 and a Wii, now both of them are long gone and I just have a PS3, the best console ever. I would really love if Sony created a super slim PS3.
Same here i loved my Xbox 360 when it first came out, 2007 to 2009 was an awesome time to be a 360 gamer but fast track to 2012 and it feels like MS has all but completely abandoned the core. Now I only game on the PS3 and i'm loving it, it reminds me of gaming on the 360 before it went totally casual.
At least you had a good time gaming on the 360. I've only had the Ps3 and I am happy that it's been great fun to this day.
Dude this is year 7... wake up...normally we'd already have new consoles.
this past sunday i traded in my 360 because it lacked the variety i want, and the fact they keep retreaded the same 3-4 exclusives without adding new ones. also they are shoving this kinect crap, app, and useless features i dont care about down most peoples throats. sony will always have my support because they support me with want i want variety, new ips, core gaming.
Same here. Wii - hardly used much this year aside from Sonic Colors and Xenoblade Chronicles XBox 360 - still get a good amount of use for most multiplatform games PlayStation 3 - haven't been used in a month. At this point, I'm only buying exclusives.
In case you were wondering how to get your crappy article to the top of N4G, take notes here. I'm going to bed now, when i get up, this will be a top article.
Are you jealous for the appreciation of a console that you do not enjoy?
no but he understand the audience and so does this guy... most posters are pro sony though I wonder why so many flock here?
He was right, wasn't he? It's the number one article. Pandering at its finest. And you people eat it up.
Love the amount of disagrees you got on that one. I wonder if they still disagree... Being a PC gamer, I have no partiality to any of the consoles. But man, you guys sure love flame wars. "My opinions better!" "NO! My opinions better!" "You suck at life!" "PS3 Sucks!" "NO! Xbox is for pansies!" "Wii all the way, baby!" That last one was for funsies... ;)
As a commenter said above me...NI NO KUNI!!!
It is funny how Microsoft and their fanboys were claiming at the start of this generation PS3 only has sequels and XBOX has the original IPs. Now after six years the tables have turned and PS3 has the new IPs and XBOX has the sequels. I do not think there is any Playstation franchise that has seen as many sequels as XBOX franchises in this generation. Gears of War began in this generation and is having the fourth game in the series while Halo is having it's seventh game within this generation! Man MS is really milking those franchises. Fable and Forza are having a fourth within this generation as well. Now that is what I call milking the franchises and sequels. On the other hand Playstation is releasing new IPs and lesser sequels for the PS3 with only 2 Killzones, 2 God of Wars (including Ascension), 3 Resistance, 1 MGS, 1 GT, 3 Uncharted, Heavy Rain, 2 LBP, and 2 infamous.
It went from "PS3 has no exclusives" to "Exclusives don't matter, multiplatform games are more important" in a short space of time. Exclusives will always define a platform be they sequels or new IPs.
You are absolutely right. Moreover, at the time having a lineup of sequels was bad thing and now it is perfectly fine. The journalists were so crazy about new IPs when PS3 was new and had only sequels but now they treat every sequel like a new IP.
if in a short amount of time you mean 5 years then perhaps you have something to stand on... but really best selling games on the PS3 are sequels... that's just the way of things
Are we talking about best selling games here, or variety of games on one platform? Are you trying to steer this to the popular sales argument Cueil? That's usually the easy way for someone to go when they have no point to make.
Yeah. What was the Number 1 game in Japan last week, and has now tallied up over 150K of sales? Tokyo Jungle, an off the wall new IP for the PS3...
Xbox 360 fizzles out?.. Funny that, it's still my chosen platform, it still offers the best online experience for myself... I've clocked more hours on my 360 then i have on my x51. When something on the PlayStation 3 catches my eye, i'll go and buy one but until then, I'm sticking with PC/360 gaming.
yeap i agree with you when microsoft release a non shooter game that catches my attention i will go buy the system , Alan Wake almost did it because i dont think there is something similar on playstation to that game but i tried it for like an hour and decided it wasnt worth buying the system for but i will get the next xbox if i see a unique appealing experience i cant get on playstation and same goes to Nintendo, Zelda alone wont do the trick next time.
of course it is your preferred platform because you dont have a ps3. maybe if you actually buy a ps3 and play some of the highly acclaimed games then maybe you can decide if 360 is your preferred platform.
But why would i buy a PS3? I've already stated NOTHING catches my eye. If you believe that or not, is up to you. Go figure.
@OverPaperSkies Your better off sticking with PC/PS3 gaming. That really gives you the most games and best exclusives. I use my PC for multiplats like Battlefield 3 and my PS3 for it's awesome exclusives. PC and 360 share too many games.
No exclusive catches your eye? You must either be A) Blind B) Not a gamer C) Xbox fanboy D) A blind, xbox fanboy, who doesn't actually play games 3D Dot Game Heroes Afrika Another Century's Episode: R Armageddon Riders Atelier 1,2,3,4 Battle Tanks Beyond: Two Souls Blast Factor Bleach: Soul Resurrección Bomberman Ultra Book of Spells Brave Arms Buzz!: Quiz TV Calling All Cars! Carnival Island Cash Guns Chaos Catan Comet Crash Crash Commando Cubixx HD Cuboid Dark Mist Dead Nation Demon's Souls Derby Time Online .detuned Digger HD Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Echochrome II Eight Days Elefunk Everybody's Golf 5 The Eye of Judgment Eyedentify Feel Ski The Fight: Lights Out Final Fantasy Versus XIII Flower Folklore Formula One Championship Edition Funky Lab Rat Genji: Days of the Blade God of War III God of War: Ascension Gran Turismo 5 GTI Club+: Rally Côte d'Azur Haze Heavenly Sword Heavy Rain High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition High Velocity Bowling Hyperballoid HD Hyperdimension Neptunia The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Infamous 1,2 & FB Initial D Extreme Stage Journey Katamari Forever Killzone 2 & 3 Kung Fu Rider Kung-Fu Live Lair The Last Guardian The Last Guy The Last of Us Last Rebellion Linger in Shadows LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2 LittleBigPlanet Karting LocoRoco Cocoreccho MAG Magic Orbz Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest Megazone 23: Aoi Garland Mesmerize Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Mist of Chaos Mobile Suit Gundam Monster Madness: Grave Danger MotorStorm, Pacific Rift, Apocalypse Mushroom Wars Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Novastrike Nucleus One Piece: Pirate Warriors Operation Creature Feature Pain PixelJunk 4am PixelJunk Racers PixelJunk Shooter PixelJunk SideScroller Planet Minigolf PlayStation Move Ape Escape PlayStation Move Heroes The Punisher: No Mercy Ratchet & Clank Series Record of Agarest War 2 Resistance 1, 2 & 3 Retro/Grade Ridge Racer 7 Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! Savage Moon The Shoot SingStar (PlayStation 3) Siren: Blood Curse Slam Bolt Scrappers The Sly Collection Snakeball SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Sorcery Spelunker HD Sports Champions Starhawk Supercar Challenge Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Tales from Space: About a Blob Tales of Xillia 1 & 2 The Unfinished Swan Time Crisis: Razing Storm Trash Panic The Trials of Topoq Trinity Universe Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll Twisted Metal Uncharted 1, 2 & 3 Under Siege Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Valkyria Chronicles Wakeboarding HD Wangan Midnight Warhawk Way of the Samurai 4 White Knight Chronicles I & II Wipeout HD The Witch and The Hundred Knights Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Xevious Resurrection Yakuza 3 & 4 & Dead Souls
You mentioned alot of games, but i'm only going to say this once more. or even then, say this for the first and LAST time. None of that interests me. do you get that? I'm actually being honest. I'm not a troll or a "fanboy". Most them exclusives are what i call "jap crap" and with the way things are going these days. Japanese game devs are fading out. (They won't be missed) Uncharted is the single ONLY thing that interests me, BUT i'm certainly not going to buy a PS3 to play one franchise. I have Steam, i have Live. I have the two best services you can get your hands on these days PS3 NOT NEEDED.
Haha, I hear ya man. I actually just sold ALL my console equipment. The Wii and 360 sold in less than a day. Nobody wants my PS3. It's just sitting here, covered in dust. I plugged it in the other day to use the Blu-ray player, but then we bought a Blu-Ray Surround Sound. Needless to say, I'm lovin' it. Need real gaming? Buy a PC. Want the best social online experience? Buy a Xbox. Better yet, wait for the next one.
You must have very discerning tastes if you can only find 1 game out of 178 exclusives that interest you. Just out of curiosity, what are your favourite games on Xbox360/PC? They must be from some very obscure genres and incorporate unique themes and gameplay elements. Would love to hear what games you actually like.
N4G is acting retarded again, I can't agree or disagree to comments. F**K
yeah its been acting up for me as well. few days ago, i was surfing on my mobile and the whole n4g website was messed up as hell. either n4g is currently being cleaned up or hack attaks are going on or that new n4g thing is going up soon.
Why does this title seem so infantile to me? May as well say "Sony rules, M$ drools" na na na boo boo. What bunch of retards on this site.
@ Dms2012 Dont be calling people retards! But yeah heaven forbid people like sony products. Guess we should all by xboxs and praise the all mighty MS and pretend that there are no games on the PS3 worth playing...sigh ..people these days
*What bunch of retards on this site.* So does that also make you one hence you're on this site as well O_o??
Sometimes people don`t think really, imagine calling one person a name on this site then calling everyone a retard. Makes you open to ``personal attack`` by everyone lol. And yes it is pretty funny that he called himself one in the process too, lol.
But why would Sony bring out new IPs this late in the console gener............oh, wrong console.
I give kudos to SONY for supporting every PlayStation System they have ever released. . PSone 10 years PS2 12 years . They won't even kill off the PSP. It's chuggin' along at almost 80 million worldwide . Then the PS3 honestly I think we may see this system on shelves for 14 years. All the way to 2020, unless the PS4 gets full BC.
This is because Sony has realized they get a better return by slowly phasing systems out when they release the new ones unlike Nintendo and Microsoft who have out right dropped all support the second the new version hits the shelves. By overlapping their systems they (1) give plenty of time for old generation owners to slowly adopt the new system and (2) get a better return on their investment through continued sales later in the older consoles life (usually in "third world" markets). Hell this model works so well, Sony can take part of the profits earned on the older console to subsidize the price of the newer console to make it more easily marketable. Nintendo is trying to adopt Sony's phasing model by still offering at least one generation back of compatibility with each of their new handhelds, but they still piss me off by releasing a new model and making the older seem obsolete every 2 years or so, almost as bad as Apple and their iPhone and Mac products (they freaking force you to buy all new hardware). Microsoft just threw a middle finger to all the original Xbox owners (myself included) and dropped any and all support the day the 360 came out. Literally they stopped development of ANY new games for the original Xbox and moved every last resource to the 360 software development.
funny thing is it's not that Xbox is just fizzing out... it's been fizzing out over the past 2 years. I'm just surprised the media is just now admitting it. Sony is definitely in a full stride releasing game after game just like the old PS2 days.
Playstation is my console of choice, and has been since PS1. I won't however limit myself to just one console, because as a gamer i'll be missing out on the other consoles games.