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Why Sony Needs To Be More Aggressive With Exclusive PlayStation 4 Games

Forbes -- Sony is all but assured of announcing its new PlayStation 4 console tonight at a big press event in New York City. Video game analyst PJ McNealy, founder of Digital World Research, will be in attendance at the big unveiling. With rumors of new exclusive games from Quantic Dream (Singularity), Konami (Metal Gear Solid 5), Square Enix and other powerhouses in gaming, exclusives will play a big role in getting consumers to fork over money for a new console – especially if PS4 goes head-to-head against the new Xbox this Christmas as many expect. (Konami, Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4, Quantic Dream, Sony, Square Enix)

jagiii  +   1011d ago
I'd love to see a Killzone and Uncharted game demo tonight on PS4.
NateCole  +   1011d ago
Uncharted will be at E3 imo. KZ4 most likely.
rainslacker  +   1011d ago
The guy making this quote seems to think that exclusives are just DLC content. In this regard it's hard to say if Sony needs to "Step it Up". If that's what is making MS so successful then it's a pretty thin argument.

Sony has always had a strong 1st party line up, and despite the guys assertion that it's success is only LBP or Uncharted, the truth is Sony has a wide range of 1st party exclusives that appeal to a broad range of people. Most sell pretty well, but people discount them because they aren't selling in excess of 10-20 million copies like some of the 3rd party multi-plats do(COD).

Their 2nd party has definitely seen a shift this gen, but there are still plenty of 3rd party exclusives on the PS3, mostly from Japan though.

Quite honestly I could care less about who gets DLC first. I'd rather the money spent on 1st dibs of that be spent on a new IP, or and existing franchise that fans already love. It's what Sony has always done, and is one of the biggest things that sets them apart from the competition.
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NateCole  +   1011d ago
Completely agree. It's one of the sad things that started this gen. Exclusive or time exclusive DLC. What's even more sad is gamers buying into it.

It is very sad to see gamers treating time exclusive DLC like full game exclusives.

As you said. It's not about selling gazillion copies of games but rather having a wide range of games that will make the console appeal to everyone.
NateCole  +   1011d ago
In terms of exclusive IP's no one can match Sony's portfolio.

Sony's been creating new ip's since the PS1 days that up to now dwarf's the competition.

Even in the PS1 they have colony wars, Mid-evil, ape escape, Syphon Filter etc etc and this not including all the ip's they have from the PS2 and PS3 era.

The problem is they just need to market them properly.
BuffMordecai  +   1004d ago
They need some aggressive advertising, a complete 180 from what they have been doing.

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