X360: The next-gen Xbox is just around the corner, but industry analyst Michael Pachter still believes that exclusives like Halo and Forza Motorsport are instrumental when it comes to success.
Nintendo exclusives don't really matter to the general public. Only diehard nintendo fans salivate at yet another game with the word "mario" in it. How is the next-gen any different from previous ones? Nintendo fans buy nintendo consoles. Those that aren't are not going to be swayed into buying one after looking at a list filled with mario, zelda, luigi, pokemon.
Lol... What? Nintendo exclusives are instrumental to the company's success and the 'general public' buy them in theyre droves. You many not be interested in them, as nor might I, but lets be honest your 'logic' is s***.
And before the wii their install base declined about 35% each generation since the snes. Point being JUST nintendo exclusives arent enough they need more than that.
And yet another juvenile nintendo booster that doesn't understand the point of a post. The point wasn't that nintendo exclusives don't sell you nimrod. The point was that Nintendo exclusives don't matter in terms of the "console race" at large. Nintendo exclusives is what sells Nintendo consoles but their exclusives are of a very specific nature which has zero impact on someone not interested in mario. As I clearly stated in my first post, nintendo fans buy nintendo consoles. There's nothing else on them for someone not interested in their tired library of characters. It's not like someone that needs to decide between a playstation or xbox. Exclusives on those respective consoles do actually matter because it can sway a purchase decision one way or the other. Nintendo always has a ton of exclusives because they can pump out game after game and throw in a mario or link or luigi or wario or kirby etc... Seriously though, when are they going to come out with some NEW IPs? If nintendo and miyamoto are such creative geniuses, why haven't they managed to create even one new memorable franchise this gen or last gen or the previous gen? What's their most popular first party franchise that didn't start with the game&watch/NES? Pikmin?
Sony exclusive don't really matter to the geeral public. Only diehard sony fans salivate at yet another game with the word "killzone" in it. You don't know or have a clue what other people will buy. And all four of those games sell more copy's then most if not all of sony's exclusives.
"...and though PS3 players might contest that Sony’s console has a few exlcusives out this year, it doesn’t really matter anymore." Hmm, an article about the importance of exclusives also saying exclusives don't matter anymore. Ironically, the same day GT6 is announced. So which is it? "...The current-gen has gone on so long now that exclusives have fallen by the wayside, this year we’ve had Gears Of War: Judgment, that’s it." Umm, didn't God of War Ascension come out the same time as Gears Judgment? What about the highest rated exclusive so far this year, Ni No Kuni? The Last of Us is a mere month away and new IPs Beyond: Two Souls and the Puppeteer come out in October. And now GranTurismo 6 too. Eve Online MMOAG Dust514 just officially launched yesterday, clearly exclusives still matter. If ya got em.
He cant say anything that he cant contradict in the 2nd half of his sentence, lol. Ni No Kuni, Sly Copper, Gow: Ascension, Tales of xilla, FFX X-2 HD, Kingdom Hearts HD, Beyond: two souls, Last of Us, GT6, Dust 514, Possibly more announced at e3? Pachter fails.
Pachter is talking about the next generation consoles.
Does this guy really taste the shit coming from his mouth?! He's been stating the obvious for years and people still make him relevant.
Sorry the WII U DOA
He is right, Nintendo has the best first party games hands down of the 3 consoles Zelda, Metroid and Mario. Then its really all based on opinion between Sony and Microsoft. I prefer Microsoft to me their exclusives are bigger and better produced in my opinion. For me Sony has Uncharted great game but nothing else for my gaming tastes. I will say the last Motorstorm was pretty good but the two before that were ok at best and Killzone and Infamous were not bad but you can find better games in those genres. You can have as many Exclusive Ips as you want but if they are not better than multiplatform titles why even bother.
Zelda, Metroid, and Mario? I grew up with these franchises. They each have some incredible games within them. However, I don't think I can take this "opinion" seriously. We all have different tastes, but if Uncharted is the only Sony exclusive you like...I want you to change your tastes. They're just not going to work for me. I can't accept that a human being thinks like that.
What else is there. Killzone feels cheap after playing the Halo series, Infamous is ok but nothing special, twisted Metal was a let down, GT is a fine simulator if you like that but I prefer Forza which has more speed to it with a little less simulator I think LBP is a niche game like Viva Pinata. For me the only Sony franchise I consider a system seller is Uncharted. 360 has Halo and Nintendo has their mascot franchises as system sellers.
That's the smartest response from "Pachter" yet.
Questioning Nintendo's 1st/2nd output? They supported the Wii (original) practically by themselves. It's not right stating otherwise.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.