Submitted by Karooo 810d ago | news

PS4 Will See Fewer 3rd Party Exclusives Due To Economic Conditions: Michael Pachter

About a decade ago, during the PlayStation One era, Sony got solid support for the system. Many franchises like Metal Gear Solid were born on the original PlayStation. This trend continued during the PlayStation 2 era where again several publishers like Square Enix, Capcom and Konami released a ton of third party exclusive games on the system. (Industry, Next-Gen, PS4)

Walker  +   811d ago
I don't care anymore to michael pachter's predictions !
wishingW3L  +   811d ago
you should because this means that the PS4 will have even more 3rd party exclusives!
-Mika-  +   810d ago
Im sorry but Pachter is right most of the time. Look at the WiiU. He was on point when he predicted that console wasn't going to do well.
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   810d ago
Hey Mika, what does "most" mean in your country? If we are using the meaning in my country then it almost seems like you're saying Pachter is right a lot.

I have to clarify because that, of course, would be stupid.
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SuperShyGuy  +   810d ago

Pachter also predicted Wii U would sellout through March then fall off and look what happened.

Also here is another quote

"the step up from PS3 to PS4 is likely to be only four-fold, so greater graphical detail and faster frame rates will be possible, but the difference will be barely discernible."

PS3 to PS4 "difference will be barely discernible" - Pachter

Do you believe that?
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TheGamerDood  +   810d ago
how many AAA exclusives does the xbox have currently?
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TenkoTAiLS  +   810d ago
Most sensible people believe that one actually. If your expecting a huge leap you will be disappointed. Your certainly not gunna get a modern powerhouse for $400-$500 that's for sure. This console generation won't be the leap that the last ones have been.
snipermk0  +   810d ago
pachter will see fewer brain cells because of his mental condition.
Fil101  +   810d ago
I agree with what you say but at the same time I really dont care as i'm still gonna buy a ps4 on release, i'm ready for some KZ4.
zeee  +   810d ago
I can't stand this guy. Him and Bobby kotick.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   810d ago
Michael Pachter will see less quotations on n4g due to being an idiot
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swice  +   810d ago
No, he will see more quotations. This site will have a field day
fei-hung  +   810d ago
My problem with his statement isn that he is stating that PS4 will have less Exclusives from 3rd parties, but he is making a biased statement. If the recession really has hit 3rd parties that hard and costs ar up, than by principle and his very own logic, the WiiU, Xbox Next or whatever and the PS4 will have less 3rd party exclusives.

A statement like that would have been far better than this drivel.

Besides, this gen has proven that Sony has relied less on 3rd party exclusives compared to last gen. If anything, outside of MGS4, what other 3rd party game can you name that has been a big AAA release on the system?
zeee  +   810d ago
Many actually. Demon's Souls, Yakuza games, Fat Princess, many other psn titles, Heavy Rain, insomniac games, Ni nu kuni.... shall I go on?
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fei-hung  +   810d ago
Heavy Rain, Insomniac games, Fat princess and many others have come from contractual agreements/ 2nd party devs or part financing / partnerships.

MGS4 was neither of the above. It was a AAA Exclusive similar to Gears where a dev specially made a game exclusively for a developer.
showtimefolks  +   810d ago
but did ps3 get any big 3rd party exclusive this gen?

1st-2nd party exclusives is where its gonna be. so i see nintendo and sony set for future while MS needs some work because whichever studios they do own most of them now make crappy kinect games
Reibooi  +   810d ago
MGS4 was huge and that was 3rd Party
showtimefolks  +   810d ago

i can't believe i forgot about that lol, its my favorite game of this gen
yaz288  +   810d ago
"I don't care anymore to michael pachter's predictions !" ... etc

I am sorry but why is it that every time pachter say something we get this shit.
SilentNegotiator  +   810d ago
But, but Pachter just predicted something that already happened! Isn't that amazing?!?!?
akaakaaka  +   810d ago
no way..really? i will have not guess this..
Kur0  +   811d ago
So I guess this means the opposite then. The PS4 will have plenty of third-party exclusives! Thank you Patcher for turning fate around.
Bar_Brothers  +   811d ago
Crystal Ball LOL
This Gen 3rd Party exclusives were almost dead with a few exceptions...

This guy is a genius.
Shadow Flare  +   810d ago
I'm waiting for his prediction that ps3 sales will eventually decline over the years due to the release of ps4
CommonSenseGamer  +   810d ago
Regardless of whether or not you disagree margins are being squeezed and in order for developers to get adequate return on their investment they need to maximise platform support, I.e. release on multiple consoles.

There will always be exclusives but these will be fewer and farther between.
adorie  +   810d ago
Here's to hoping the tools are simple enough to help developers cut down on costs.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   810d ago
I know right not even the powerful MS couldn't keep up the 3rd party exclusives.

Pachter, I predict the big 3 will have "fewer" 3rd party exclusives. *Sadly gazes at Nintendo.
bicfitness  +   810d ago
Well 3rd party exclusives were effectively killed last gen anyhow. Development costs are just too expensive to not recoup by publishing on multiple platforms. I do expect that we'll still see more Eastern-centric games on Sony and Nintendo's platforms though; especially the handhelds. MS showed their interest in Japanese games and that was only to keep them out of Sony's hands for as long as possible. As a result I think that MS will have a hard time courting niche or JRPG publishers - SE, Capcom, etc. aside - next gen.
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1nsomniac  +   810d ago
Watch him be completely wrong & then suddenly change his mind & everyone forget that he got it wrong..... again!
sashimi  +   810d ago
No one forgets, we just don't care for his nonsense.
stage88  +   810d ago
Shut up, Patcher.
LOL_WUT  +   810d ago
Well, if the Wii U is anything to go by then, Sony is in for an uphill battle for sales and third party content. It seems unlikely that the Wii U would ever get out of that mess there in hopefully Sony is smarter and releases some good core Ip's at launch... ;)
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SuperShyGuy  +   810d ago
Well that's best part about watching some else go first, they trip all of the traps then you know what not to do.

Why else would Yoshida have a Wii U, he can see what Nintendo is doing wrong with their OS and Miiverse and do it better
givemeshelter  +   810d ago
They actually pay this guy to make the OBVIOUS predictions. LOL
bigtrucknd  +   810d ago
Michael Pachter is a GOD!!!!! He is ALWAYS right because he ordains it so.
Grimhammer00  +   810d ago
Sony has never disappointed at launch. Most genres have a good option. I expect at new ridge racer lol

But I have to agree. 3rd party exclusive this gen are likely only going to happen if the console the game is exclusive for is also publishing. Ie - bayonetta 2 on wiiu.

Economy is trash the world over. Plus, there's tons of entertainment options. More in gaming area than ever before!

Think how crazy this year or next is going to get - ps4, 720, onya (or whatever that $99 thing is), steam box, PC of course. And I think I'm missing one or two others.

They are going to be flops in there....not Sony or MS, they have two much invested to ever really fail.

I'm most interested in seeing on ps4 is going to be priced...and whether they'll try the sub idea like MS.
poopsack  +   810d ago
Not like the PS3 was oozing with 3rd party exclusives. Oh Pachman.
NateCole  +   810d ago
Well Duh!!. He gets paid for stating the obvious?. Freaking hell.
DigitalSmoke  +   810d ago
Pach you bags and get the fuck out, captain obvious all the time.
And then he says something close to being original to turn out wrong 90% of the m^@%# F@&& time.
n1kki6  +   810d ago
Technically this will be reason more to purchase the PS4 over the NextBox since PS4 has more studios to develop exclusive games. What this implies is that PS4 will have most of the games the the Next Xbox has in addition to its exclusives from its first party studios.
Prodigy-X  +   810d ago
Well its pachter so you know he'll end up wrong.
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Inception  +   810d ago
Patcher, dude, sometimes i envy you with your job. Make a prediction with fart quality and than you got a lottt of $$$ >.<

Anyway, this gen ps3 had a good chunk of 3rd party exclusive. Yakuza series, Disgaea series, Atelier series, Tales of Xillia, Ni no Kuni, One Piece Musou, etc. But if some of this series not exclusive in PS4, sony still have great 1st party studio. Hopefully, sony fixed their RPG department cause we're not seeing Wild Arms 6, Legend of Dragoon 2, Legend of Legaia 3, or Dark Cloud 3 in PS3. Maybe sony can pursue capcom & konami to make Suikoden 6 and Breath of Fire 6 exclusive for PS4.
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El Nino  +   810d ago
It's not like the ps3 had loads of 3rd party exclusives anyway and it still kicked ass. Hate this guy.

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