IDC's Lewis Ward says Sony's exclusives tell "beautiful looking stories" but reveals other factors that go into buying a console.
So exclusives do matter take note Microsoft
They won't. Microsoft is as Microsoft does. You can't fix Microsoft... Think of how Microsoft the average person is, and then realize half of them are Microsofter than that!...
I..., How..., You...., What... *Blue screen.
Wtf I didn't get your message but reading it, it sounded hilarious lol.🤔
I buy a console to enjoy games, whether they’re exclusive or not
but how will you enjoy a game thats no on your system..? :S
Overall my decision to buy a console simply comes down to what games I could play. So of course being able to play all the major third parties on top of a huge list of exclusive content is always going to make it easier to choose a system over another.
Well I'm 37 and exclusives have always what's sold me on a console. Not just that but being varied and consistent. Sure I play third party titles but I can play them on most consoles. So the deciding factor for me is what games can only be found on the machine. Again consistently goes a long way with me. I don't own every console available anymore. Just two!
They sampled 3000 people out of 100 million+ gamers? This data seems pretty useless.
Not if the statistical process was sound.
3,000 is not a very good metric considering every console has sold well over 10 million units. PS4 60 million plus, Microsoft (30 to 40 million maybe, who knows since they only disclose sales numbers when they are hitting the numbers they want) , Nintendo should be at 10 million plus now. Those 3,000 could be graphics whores, fanboys, etc. Besides that it's Gamingbolt lol.
I buy for the games. Mainly exclusives. I bought the ps4 for bloodbourne. I guess I'm in the minority.
Just keep lying to yourself Xbox "gamers". You're only missing the greatest video games ever made. Ignorance is bliss...
Whatever helps you sleep at night smh lol.
This analyst also probably believes GaaS is the future too I'm not to sure if his "research" is 100% accurate.
He probably thinks gamers overreacted to Battlefront 2 gamble boxes. These analysts are out of touch with the gaming industry.
Exactly. As soon as you hear "analyst" you know really that just means the guy doesn't know what he's talking about and is full of shit.
I know my reason for owning all 3 generations of the PS is because of it's interesting compelling exclusive games,may they've been 1st,2nd & 3rd party experiences. My reason for owning the PS4 Pro is for the same reason...exclusives! I could imagine it's the same reason why it's the leading gaming console worldwide.
I think it's the whole package that suits a person's needs is what sells. First adopters and the rest. I've got consoles on the cheap recently to not miss out on the couple things. I'm waiting for a sale to upgrade. Play what you want. All systems have some cool stuff and reasons to play them. Gaming can be cheap for the patient
Exclusive games mattered last gen... Even timed exclusive DLCs mattered... I wonder what happened? Gamingbolt...
I don't understand why every single gaming article that says anything about the xbox or playstation everyone wants to bring up sales like sales automatically mean that the console is doing everything better than anyone else. Playstation has done right with exclusives that is not new news. But what led them to have the lead they have is the xbox one was a PR nightmare when it was announced, combined with price, kinect, lack of focus on games. I know people who just found out like a year ago the xbox isn't always online like first announced. Playstation won this gen as soon as these two were announced.
That's a good point but you also need to open your eyes to what the companies past records have been like. Their downfall isn't only attributable to how they started off this generation. How they fared at the tail end of previous generations is also a factor. And going on this gens performance, it would appear that they have learned nothing from their past mistakes.
I have to agree, but that's not all. If the two were released today as they are now, I would still choose PS4 over XBO.
Naughty Dog is king
My thoughts? What are the "Some other factors" because 31.6% is a chunk of missing reason. But I would say the level interest in buying a a console falls in 1) Price = Best bang for buck 2) Games Variety = Something For Everyone. Even the niche market 3) Exclusives = I need to Buy a PlayStation because Sony owns Sony Santa Monica Studios which is making God of War 4, So therefore would be a cold day in hell to find it on Nintendo or Xbox Anything. And I really want God of War. Hand forced. =)
Well folks there you have it. Ppl buy console ls for different reasons (something I already knew) we buy console ls to play games simple as that. There are many ps gamers that haven't played or bought an exclusive.( Some of my family and friends) There are many Xbox that bought for exclusives and vice versa. There's no one answer, you guys look like fools arguing about this. You don't sell 35+ million and 65+ million off one thing alone.
Exclusives by themselves don't sway anybody. What sways people is "are the games FUN and ENJOYABLE and ADDICTIVE?" IF the answer to that is yes AND the games are ALSO exclusives then that machine is a winner. If the games are equal then hardware wins. Sony can have all the exclusives in the world, but if they suck donkey dick, nobody is buying them. Nobody.
"If the games are equal then hardware wins." So your own argument implies that the games are important and that's what people choose over hardware. "Sony can have all the exclusives in the world, but if they suck donkey dick, nobody is buying them. Nobody." Well it's a good thing that their exclusives have been some of the highest rated games this gen huh?
Yes You've repeated exactly what i just typed.
Exactly. This is why Sony wins. Because they have quantity and quality.
True.. xbox one does actually have an exclusive library but like you said, they suck donkey dick so nobody cares about them. The reason everyone is always going on about ps4 exclusives is because they look top quality and people actually want to play them. Problem for microsoft is nobody wants another garbage halo or forza. Make some new games ffs.
Im sorry but fuck off,i dont understand so now 3000 us people = to the world? because those numbers are just xbox fans lol....fuck this site.N4g is start to be cancer lol....stop trying to bash and burn Sony and ps4....you guys can try but Exclusives matter always will....this really piss me off...never saw so much dumb stuff from sony or nintendo....im going to re-cap....first resolution did not matter, power did not matter, now games exclusives does not matter,power does matter,as well as resolution matter....? are we talking about a pc here? or consoles? games and exclusives matter the most in a fucking console,that is the reason sega died....and xbox is shit...because no fucking exclusives....is that so tuff to understand?
It's tuff to understand what you've even written. Try not to skip English lessons in the future.
dude i did not skip english,lessons im portuguese so it is not my main language,but sorry for mistakes,they happen....but what i was trying to say is that 3000 USA people is not equal to the world...so i think this is very wrong results.Also i see this stuff a lot agains sony and even Nintendo....and i dont get that people actually fall for this...it is just since the ps1 era exclusives matter...so i dont understand this at all,also n4g is not what use to be...and im sad that the talk now a days is more about power and or resolution than games....
Exclusives will always drives sales. Look at the Switch, it has been the hot console this year. The reason being, look at the games.
ps4 and xbox one same price arrives at same time. ps4 and xbox one share third party library, ps4 versions usually better ps4 has much more exclusive games than xbox one. ITS CLEAR WHICH CONSOLE WOULD BE THE BETTER CHOICE hence this is why ps4 has way way sold more than xbox one If you game on xbox one you are getting a lower deal its as simple as that. those early xbox 360 days are now gone its fallen
They didn't arrive at the same price.
Hmm...This article is clearly written to promote Microsoft;'s strategy as the defacto standard when in fact Microsoft has failed on numerous occasions this generation primarily because it has no exclusives. This article tries to present the very reason why Sony is successful with the PS4 (and all of the previous Playstation consoles) as being something that is no longer popular. Laughable. Microsoft and its supporters will do anything to show that 2 + 2 is anything but 4.
tell me about it. those early xbox 360 days are now long gone. the xbox one isnt a good console apart from if you like BC - how can more games to choose from be somehow a lesser reason to buy a console lol
“This is from a survey of ~3,000 US console gamers" US gamers are more into multiplayer/FPS games in general as compared to the rest of the world.I think exclusivity would be much higher percentage if the study was taken from a world survey. That being said Sony also made smart 3rd party deals to go along with their outstanding exclusive games. Thank god for Sony or we would be stuck with a console with 40 yr old ips and a console that only has multiplayer games trying to suck the money from our pockets by way of micro transactions.
Can't tell you the last time I played an exclusive for either console. Waiting for Spiderman and the PS4 game with that guy on a motorcycle killing zombies. Though I will wait for a nice discount before purchasing.
There's another way to look at that chart to see more than just the 10%. Exclusives + catalog + brand loyalty is a whole 30%. This is where Sony always dominates.
Why doesn't this analyst care?
exclusives all day!!
It's just weird to see the exclusive vs multiplat narrative. On PS4 that narrative doesn't exist. It's not exclusives or multiplats and it's not exclusives vs multiplats. It's exclusives AND multiplats. PS4 owners gets both with means and over bigger library of gaming. How can any gamer argue the point of getting more new games is beyond me. Especially with using percentages of how many gamers don't buy them as damage control. Like what? The ultimate point a gamer should realize, what is available to you. Whether you choose to buy the game or not that is a choice, but if a console is lacking in exclusives that mean your choice is limited to just multiplats. Your choice is limited. Whoever else buys or don't buys games I irrelevant. It comes down to what you personally have access to.
31,6% doesn't count in measuring what people want because those people can't afford finding out what they really want.
Only reason...no, a big reason though yes
Why are some xbox fanboys saying exclusives don't matter and don't sell as much as multiplats? That's complete BS. exclusives like uncharted, mario, zelda, god of war, last of us and gran turismo sell close to or over 10m copies so wtf are you guys talking about? AND they do it on only one platform. How many multiplats can you name that sell like that being on 3 or more platforms? It just shows how delusional and ignorant some of you are. It's like xbox fanboys hate games!
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