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PS4 & Xbox 720 'Need To Secure Desirable Exclusives'

NowGamer: DrinkBox co-founder Graham Smith believes exclusives are necessary for each respective next-gen console. (PS4, Xbox One)

TimmyShire  +   1024d ago
I for one disagree. I'll likely only buy one next-gen console - at least for the first couple of years - and exclusives will just mean I won't be able to play them all.

And yes, I am aware that that is rather the point.
GalacticEmpire  +   1024d ago
Sorry but I'm glad you're getting disagrees, your comment seems quite selfish.

Why deprive everyone else of great exclusives just because you won't be buying both? They'll still be there for you to play when/if you eventually buy the other console.
SatanSki  +   1024d ago
Are you insane? Its you who are being selfish and whant the game to play on YOUR platform only. Games should be multiplatform so people have freedom of choice and could buy console that have the best features not the best games. Jesus people are so mindless....
NukaCola  +   1024d ago
Exclusives are usually the best of the best because they get the most attention, money and utilize the console to its fullest potential. This is why no multiplat game on Xbox looks like Gears and no multiplat game on PS4 compares to God of War 3.
GalacticEmpire  +   1024d ago

Exclusives are going to happen, why bother having more than one choice of platform if there's nothing to differentiate it from any other.

Also I never said I wanted all the exclusives on one platform. I will own all consoles at some point in time, I always do.

edit - also, what NukaCola said.
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Nicolee  +   1024d ago
I played more on my ps3 than xbox360 this gen so next console will got to be PS4 as my first choice .I likely will get PS4 day one and if nextxbox will be out 2014 then it will be perfect timing
Army_of_Darkness  +   1024d ago
so I'd get a ps4 then:-)
Its definitely gonna have several exclusives along with all the multiplats and indie games... hmmm, now that i think about it I don't think i would be missing out on much if i did only get a ps4...
ichimaru  +   1024d ago
exclusives give a console thier identity. I say mario or link you think of Nintendo. this gen however, with third and second party exclusives becoming a dying art,I suspect features exclusive to a console to build that identity.
SatanSki  +   1024d ago
Console is just a piece of crap hardware i use to play games. Its just a small box that stands hidden beneath my tv so i dont give a s..t about its identity.
panbit86  +   1024d ago
That's exactly what it's all about! GAMES! And we all know who the King of Exclusives is... Variety+Quality+Quantity=Succe ss!!!
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Pro_TactX  +   1024d ago | Well said
It's funny that you are getting disagrees when you didn't even name the King of Exclusives. It means the people disagreeing with you assume the King of Exclusives is whichever system they don't have, and they don't want to face that ugly truth.
panbit86  +   1024d ago
We all know which one i mean! ;)
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1024d ago
i say 50/50

i want new ip's aswell.
majiebeast  +   1024d ago
Get to work on Guacemelee 2 or new IP for PS4&Vita Drinkbox ;)
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lovegames718  +   1024d ago
Another dumb $ss regurgitated article from a pseudo journalist that cant think of anything original to write about! smh
dcbronco  +   1024d ago
Well said.
TooTall19  +   1024d ago
I am certainly getting a PS4, and lately I've become interested the next Xbox. If MS makes good cloud gaming exclusives I will get it.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1024d ago
No they don't. Exclusives aren't the big deal they used to be. Otherwise PS3 wouldn't be losing to Xbox Year after Year in sales in the USA.... God of War 4 and the new Gears would of sold much more that they did.

Twisted Metal,the new one sucks. The Smash Bros Clone sucks.. Fable has sucked.... and so on.

Now that's not to say they're not needed ever. Of course some of them are great... they're just not as big and needed as before. Third party games are awesome these days, and Third party games have been winning game of the year awards more than exclusives.
IRetrouk  +   1024d ago
But worldwide is a diffrent story isnt it. Exclusives do matter, its what made me buy almost every console since the ps1, if not why would you buy one console over the other?
majiebeast  +   1024d ago
MURICA is the world! Did i do it right?
kneon  +   1024d ago
Sure they matter, it's the main reason to buy one console over another, or to even buy a console at all.

If everything was multi-platform then I would just use one of the many PC's I already have rather than bother with any console.
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MikeMyers  +   1024d ago
To you maybe. Not everyone cares and may only buy one console. One that might be the best priced, or offers the best online experience, more family friendly, more party games with split-screen, or like you said the best exclusives. There are many reasons why a consumer buys a certain console.

What is obvious is the 3rd party exclusives have really gone by the wayside ever since the PS2. Which ironically enough was the last time a console totally dominated that generation. I imagine many PS2 owners back then (and potential console buyers looking for a new console) wanted all games to be on the PS2. It just make the decision that much easier.

When 3rd party publishers share the wealth it makes it that much harder for any of the console makers to totally dominate.
sly-Famous  +   1024d ago
Dont think PS4 will have a problem there.
delboy  +   1024d ago
Don't think so, the least selling games are Sonys first party exclusives. Except for GT.
Almost every medicore multplat game sells more (I know, bigger customer base)
But great exclusive games selling great on other platforms, jut look atvsome of xbox360,Nintedno,PC exclusives, only Sony exclusives are failing, and that's because most of them suck, and more so with each new iteration.
IRetrouk  +   1024d ago
Funny that, gt sells more than forza, uncharted sells as much as gears, killzone not as great as halo but still does millions then you have the likes of heavy rain, resistance, wkc, GOW, that sell a million plus too, plus many more that i cant be bothered to list, look at numbers before you start talking crap.
panbit86  +   1024d ago
They sell more because they are, like, two of them!LMFAO

When a console has dozens of quality exclusives (most if not all of them with ratings above 8-8.5) for every possible genre it's only logical to have sales spread out!
sly-Famous  +   1024d ago
Another delusional youngster thinking he or she knows what they are talking about, sorry but its quite insulting to me knowing that I have to share the industry I love so much with idiocy like yours.
Conzul  +   1024d ago
I *desire* inFamous: Second Son, so we're good here.
Brian1rr  +   1024d ago
that controller just keeps growing on me
Roper316  +   1024d ago
Don't really think Sony needs to worry about that, just look what their 1st & 2nd party have done for the PS3. MS on the other hand needs to focus less on timed DLC crap and release actual exclusive games.
Williamson  +   1024d ago
Sony already has great exclusives covered and I think they realize that exclusives and especially new ips are what PlayStation fans want.
avengers1978  +   1024d ago
Lets see Sony has already announced KILLZONE shadow fall, infamous second son, and knack, showed off what media molecule is working on and it's not even E3 yet. I'm not to concerned about PS4 having exclusives.
user7693958  +   1024d ago
*drive club
*Quantic Dream say they are working on a new IP
*we know Guerrilla Games have two teams and now they are working on a new IP besides KZSF and KZM.
* same for Naugthy dogs, they are working on another game besides TLOU.
* same for Santa Monica who have a new IP or game or two.
* and there is Sony japon studios (Japon is coming back into making great games this gen, most suck last gen)
* the move games from Sony London
* I bet Insomniac will make exclusive PS4 games, I don't think fuse will sale to well.. it will do good enough, but they have few teams to and they can handle it.

*who else?
*I will miss Socom :/

and if XBOX does not launch this year.. the PS4 will get few time exclusives.
plus the ports...
I'm hopping for LTOU, B:ts exclusive ports.
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GalacticEmpire  +   1024d ago
Japon, Japoff

Sorry couldn't resist.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1024d ago
Exclusives are the reason you buy a console but with development costs of big titles increasing studios will want to maximise returns. Will be easier for developers to go cross platform next gen given that it sounds like next gen consoles are running on very similar architecture.
WickedLester  +   1024d ago
IMO, the Playstation already has desirable exclusives. The Xbox needs more of them. Halo, Forza, and Gear of War are nice but they need more exclusive franchises that aren't in XBLA.
Shadowolf  +   1024d ago
It seems obvious the direction Sony has taken the PS3 with new IP's and exclusives this generation has dramatically aided them in grabbing significant marketshare worldwide.

These titles did more than assist the PS3 against inferior multiplatform titles which haunted the system in the early years of the PS3. Without those experiences the PS3 would not be in the position that it is in today, so indeed those 1st and 2nd party AAA and indie exclusives did wonders for the Playstation brand.

Moving forward and taking this same software approach into the next console generation with their new uber social connectivity experience, with inferior ports as a thing of the past and Sony does have an attractive offering that can't be ignored.
Tundra  +   1024d ago
Exclusives are most certainly important. Alan Wake, Mass Effect and Ninja Gaiden were my reasons for owning Xbox. I still have my Xbox but those exclusives all went multi plat. ME and NG went to PS3 and Alan Wake went to PC. I can't get Uncharted or anything ND anywhere else. Just as people can't get Halo anywhere else.

Losing exclusives devalues the reason for my purchase. Gaining them makes the buy that much more enticing for consumers.
WickedLester  +   1024d ago
Well said!
noctis_lumia  +   1024d ago
i can get halo 1-2 on pc but agree on the rest
ReubenPatrick  +   1024d ago
And we don't even get the anniversary edition of Halo: Combat Evolved :/
Why....? Why. Why. Why... Microsoft
Z501  +   1024d ago
If the WiiU has Watch_Dogs & the next XBOX has Watch_Dogs & the PS4 has Watch_Dogs. Wouldn't i just need/want only 1 console? Ofcourse exclusives matter. Remember 2007 when exclusives used to matter?
Trago1337  +   1024d ago
Couldn't agree more. Exclusives are the main reason to own a console. Out of the big three, Microsoft has the most to prove in this department. Halo's not enough for me.
Dark5tar1  +   1024d ago
For me, it'll depend on what games will be on the system and mainly variety. If it's an exclusive or a game I must have, I'll get that system.
arbitor365  +   1024d ago
sony already has that covered
Y_5150  +   1024d ago
PS4 and Wii U is the way to go for exclusives for next gen for sure! For me, it's mostly comes down to the exclusives that makes the console worthwhile.
noctis_lumia  +   1024d ago
sony got the exclusives it needs nothing to worry about
ReubenPatrick  +   1024d ago
Sony has got this one in the bag.

Remember it owns more than 15 excellent and talented studio. That's where Sony's power lies...

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