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5 Reasons Why Exclusivity Still Matters

CCC Says: "If you look back into the annals of video game history, you will undoubtedly notice that the first 15-20 years were essentially dominated by two companies: first Atari, and then Nintendo, with a few smaller companies struggling (and ultimately failing) to keep pace along the way. But towards the end of the 1980’s one of those smaller companies, Sega of America, hired a new CEO and decided to completely flip the industry script and take on Nintendo’s borderline monopoly in a David vs. Goliath showdown for the ages. The rest, as we all know, is history, and gamers have had the privilege of choosing between multiple console brands for going on 25 years now."

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miyamoto1192d ago (Edited 1192d ago )

I remember here on N4G when multiplats were easier to develop on 360 than Ps3 that exclusives don't matter according to many Xboxers.

Yet in reality it does.
They are really in denial.

Exclusive as Defense.
Exclusives saved Nintendo during the PlayStation domination eras.
Exclusives saved the PlayStation brand during its most trying time with the PS3 era.
That is historical fact.

And exclusives as Offense.
Sonic on Genesis
Mario on NES?
Mario on SNES?
Mario on N64?
Mario on Wii?
FFVII on PS?
GTA on PS2?
Gran Turismo on PS3?
Halo on Xbox?
Halo on 360?
Halo on XBox One?

M$ knows this that is proven important that is why they will BUY exclusivity no matter at what cost.
Nintendo will continue with Mario and Pokemon
Sony will keep on creating new and exciting exclusive IPs.

Spotie1191d ago

They've always mattered, and always will. Just a few fanboys that try to say they don't, but we all know why that is.