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The PS4 Is King Of The Japanese 3rd Party Console Exclusive

It seems like the age of the big third party exclusive is as dead as the dinosaur. Shock, anger and despair rocked through the fanboy communities in the last generation as some iconic PlayStation franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Final Fantasy migrated to the Xbox 360, and, for the more protective elements of the PS2 fanbase, it was a dark time, watching one exclusive after another make the jump to the new kid on the block. By the time we got to the end of the last console generation, the conventional wisdom was “Third party exclusives no longer exist; only first party exclusives can really define a console’s library.”

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GribbleGrunger1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

I didn't think I was ever going to agree with a headline like that ... but, after watching the pre-TGS show and TGS itself, I'd have to wholeheartedly agree.

NewMonday1161d ago

this started from Mark Cerny's vision..

easy development will bring games --> that brings players --> that brings even more games --> that brings even more players....

Majin-vegeta1161d ago

Hasn't this always been the deal with the PS consoles??

pwnsause_returns1161d ago

Not during the PS3s lifespan, well, until the very end of course.

breakpad1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

it was the main cause of weak sales of PS3 ..all third party devs(mainly the japanese these are the most wanted ones cause of their quality in games) made a jump on X360(some times with better results on X360)..now that PS4 made a simpler development circle for games they start to return... while i like pS4 new wave of japanese titles, i feel bad that they didnt had the patient to fully exploit pS3 super power...(some did it with help from Sony -Demons souls and MGS4 had specifically made engines for PS3 wich by the way in Kojima's case helped him develop the next engine, FoX engine

Whirlwind_Fanfare_081161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

You damn right it is!

Edit: warning! the disagrees are approaching in full force!

bazinga_911161d ago

Glad to hear it. I am really impressed by the support ps4 is getting.

Job well done Sony.

izumo_lee1161d ago

Last gen the Japanese developers placed all their bets on the Xbox360 & minus a few exceptions it wasn't a very wise decision on their part. The Japanese development situation was falling apart just like what Keiji Inafune was referring too long ago. It became stagnant, long development cycles, dated, & falling further behind western developers.

Slowly the Japanese developers are coming back to what they were in their hay days. The power & ease of development of the PS4 has given the Japanese developers that push they needed to find their form. As the life cycle of the PS4 grows so will the Japanese developers confidence to deliver unique gaming experiences that we are so accustomed too in the past.

GiantEnemyCrab1161d ago

You make it sound like the games on PlayStation sell millions. They've never been big selling titles with maybe a couple of exceptions.

ShaunCameron1161d ago

That's because the PS3 turned out to be too costly to develop games for. Hence, the Japanese migration to the XBox 360, the Wii and the handheld market. That cell architecture priced them out of the market.

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