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Game Scoop: Do Exclusives Still Matter?

IGN - Back in the day, exclusives were system sellers. But when console libraries are virtually identical, what becomes the selling point?

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NukaCola1231d ago

Exclusive define the console.

Dylila1231d ago

they are insignificant to fanboys whos console of choice lacks them but to sensible gamers they matter a lot.

when some talks about exclusive games they should also think of playstation who has the most diverse exclusive games in abundance.

NeverEnding19891231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

I purchase a console primarily based on a single or few strong exclusives. Mainly, Halo for the Xbox and Mario/Pokemon for Nintendo. The Xbox and Wii have other benefits I use, but I choose them because of the specific game.

The Playstation on the other hand has no recognizable exclusive games; hence why I watch Blu ray's on my PS3. Sony has been struggling for years with establishing its own identity and they've had some good picks: LBP, GOW, Uncharted, etc., but nothing that has been consistently successful.

Sony's struggle has broughten some new and innovation games which has been fun, but the uncertainty of what lies ahead in terms of games is what will be keeping me, and many other people away from the PS4 (does not include 90& of this site).

Grim-Reality1231d ago

@NeverEnding1989
So having an abundance of fantastic exclusives is irrelevent because they arent as high profile as others? Sound logic there mate /s

classic2001231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

@Never

you are the same kind of illogical person dylia is talking about, its hilarious you actually reply to show the example of what she was saying.

Enemy1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

If you don't have exclusive mascots, how do you hype your machine? Multiplatform games?

Edit: NeverEnding1989: Yeah, that's why no one talks about the Xbox brand anymore, right? More options =/= Struggling with identity. That is honestly the dumbest attempt at logic I've ever read.

More options = too many games?

LOGICWINS1231d ago

"If you don't have exclusive mascots, how do you hype your machine? Multiplatform games? "

Specs?

Ezz20131231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

i just lol'd at that because that's true

who would like TLOU ,Ni NO Kuni,Beyond,god of war,heavy rain,LBP.Infamous,journey etc ...when you can have only 3 games and call it a day ?!

if Struggling with identity mean we get high Quality games from every genre...then i hope to god that sony keep Struggle with it identity lol

and every site i go i see alot of xbox fans say they are getting Ps4 day 1 because of exclusives sony offer

Enemy1231d ago

@ LOGICWINS: We don't play specs, do we? We play games, and the PlayStation brand offers the most content every single generation. Wish I could say I'm waiting to be proved wrong but I'm not. The wait will be far too long before another competitor arrives with as many 1st party developers as Sony.

No exclusives = you're playing what everyone else is playing, nothing to call your own.

Plain and simple.

miyamoto1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

... as usual you cant spell ignorant with out IGN.....

PS4 and nextbox hasn't come out yet and these people starting the word wars again....isn't it a bit too early M$?

I knew this was a pro nextbox8 propaganda...

all successful platforms succeeded because of their exclusive games

StrongMan1231d ago

The console with no exclusives (Xbox) is in dead last place so that says it all. The PS3 started with few exclusives and they were in last place until the exclusives came and the they shot to second place. If you can play said game on PC(which everyone has) or wait 6 months for the timed exclusivity to expire and play it on the PS3 then why buy an Xbox?

plaZeHD1231d ago

Why are you ALWAYS like this?

On topic.
Yes they do, as NukaCola said exclusive games define the console, and I think it creates this competition where developers compete and try to make the best out of the best.

Mikefizzled1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Playstation started with way more exclusives because it had phenominal sales on the PS1 and PS2 whereas Microsoft had to strong arm their way into the market a year after the PS2 released.
Some of their biggest franchises most notably Gran Turismo had sold 20m copies in 2 games before Microsoft decided to join the likes on Sega, Sony and Nintendo

Bagogames1231d ago

They do if they are marketed right. Sony have some of the best exclusives going just there advertising is terrible. Which is a pity due to my love of there Software.

amaguli1231d ago

Exclusives help set the consoles apart from one another, because what would be the point of having multiple consoles if every game was multi-console?

Aceman181231d ago

exactly they define their respective consoles. that's why i buy a console exclusives not multi-plat

Ezz20131231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

of course it still matter and will always matter
no matter what the other fanboys who don't get any exclusives
say ""it don't matter""
it eat them from the inside they don't have any thing to define their console

this is the truth no matter how they spin it or disagree with it

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