X360 vs. PS3: The Truth About Exclusives

This gameplayer article examines the sales charts for the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 and produces figures and statistics in order to determine:

a.) How much console exclusives contribute to total sales
b.) Which console is more dependent on exclusives
c.) What the results mean for the future.

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SlappingOysters3512d ago

I guess Sony's result isn't such a shock, but how important exclusives are to the ultimate sales figures was very interesting. It would seem that take out the fanboys and hardcore and the majority of consumers don't care about what software they can or cannot play

WANNA GET HIGH3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

Ps3 > 360 in Exclusives

Breakfast3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

"The Xbox 360 has 8 console exclusive series in The 50 Biggest Franchises of the Next-Generation."

"The PS3 has 5 console exclusive series in The 50 Biggest Franchises of the Next-Generation."


cayal3512d ago

And whose opinion is The 50 Biggest Franchises of the Next-Generation?

Cryos3512d ago

While I understand the argument that this article is trying to make, I think that the answer is a little more simplistic than what they are making it out to be.

I think, in general, the console that comes out first needs less reliance on exclusives. The reason for this is that the console released second (or third) needs to give people (esp the gamers that have already bought a console) the reason to buy the newer console, even though it's usually more expensive, with less game support.

*i hope some of that rambling actually made sense*

chanto233512d ago

360: "Of the 88 console exclusives, 26 can be found on other formats (like PC)"

PS3: "Of the 41 console exclusives, zero can be found on other formats (like PC)"

And i bet my ass that of those 8 best next generation franchises that the 360 hason the top 50, like 6 of them are on PC.

Conclusion: PS3 exclusives > 360 exclusives

N4360G3512d ago

"Conclusion: PS3 exclusives > 360 exclusives"

Yeah,that's pretty much true.Not only that,they are not all shooters.It's sad that Microsoft has to steal exclusives from SONY to survive.

thewhoopimen3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

This article is extremely biased and focused on the author's version of "factual finding". Did you guys notice how the author "conveniently" added the Wii's stats at the end? What did it show? After all his arguments about how consoles aren't "really" dependent on exclusives we see 88 million out 101 million purchased games for the Wii were... EXCLUSIVE. What does that say? When 2 out 3 console sales #s are based HEAVILY on exclusives, the conclusion isn't "multiplats are all that are needed" Look at the Wii's #s, they even more lopsided than the Ps3s.
It also demonstrates that anyone can skew stastistics even this author's lame attempt at it.

Lord Vader3512d ago

PS3 > 360 in Excuses

"With only 10% and 22% of the full roster of exclusives for the Xbox 360 and PS3 respectively actually contributing notable sales, it would seem like the majority of consumers are investing a lot more in multi-format games. Or to answer the question directly, it would seem that exclusives aren’t truly as important as they’re made out to be."

SlappingOysters3512d ago

Like the Wii is relevant to gaming at all. Certainly not to the argument put forward here...

Are you really surprised about the Wii? C'mon that was a given

InMyOpinion3512d ago

Whatever makes you feel better =)

Perjoss3511d ago

to any real gamer exclusives do not matter 1 bit, as they will have both an xbox and a playstation, maybe even a wii too.

Mini Mario3511d ago

Kund Fu panda hey guys. Gee thought the wii was the only system selling shovelware ;-)

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DragonWarrior465343512d ago

Ill tell you something about exclusives. Some are better then others.

SlappingOysters3512d ago

Haze vs. Too Human? Battle of the suck!


LMAO..I dont even take u seriously any more,Ur just here to have fun... :)

By the way how come u never come online on psn.We should play some cod4 someday...

Breakfast3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

I dont, and will never own a playstation... not a fan of being at the bottom of a ladder.


Capital G3512d ago

one system has amazing exclusives with the best graphics and online play

the other is the ps3

killzone 2 halo killer lamo

NEVMOR3512d ago

You must have thought long and hard to come up with that comment...eyes roll.

Michael Jackson3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

"killzone 2 halo killer lamo"

lamo? what the hell is that?? Unless it stands for "laughing ass me oooogly."
Eureka! Now it makes sense!

Jager3511d ago

Gears of war 2, great graphics, sh!t online save for horde...

Killzone 2, trounces gears in graphics AND online. (Sry, 5v5 doesnt beat 16v16, with In game clan tournaments, clan support, clan currency for betting and leader board standings... yep CG, should change your name to Capital FAIL.

Gun_Senshi3511d ago

how the fuc|< ?!??

you had 1 bubbles an hour ago..

NJShadow3511d ago

Sounds like somebody is jealous of the PS3. =)

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Nathan Drake3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

Just a little bit of rambling;
I think Microsoft are in a very dangerous position as far as console exclusives go;Their two biggest titles are both action oriented and 1 of the two titles is made by an independent developer.

This simply isn't the case with Sony,for years Sony had only 1 first party blockbuster that could pull in astounding numbers,and that game was Gran Turismo.Towards the end of last-gen they realized that they simply relied on 3rd party games too much,and thus were able to establish a completely new franchise,God of War,as another high quality first party title.Last I checked God Of War II had sold over 3 Million copies,a massive success for a game released on the Ps2 while the Ps3 was out.

This gen,Sony have been able to introduce Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet.Uncharted 1 started off slow in sales,but has managed to cross the 1,000,000 copies sold mark mainly due to extremely positive word of mouth.Now whilst the word on sales isn't final on the cute platformer from Media Molecule,the title has sold in excess of 700,000 copies to date-a success for a game that did not receive a multi-million dollar marketing campaign.

So what do Sony have for this gen that's first party and kicks ass?God of War,Gran Turismo,LittleBigPlanet,Unchar ted,and a lot more.Now here's the kicker:Sony's biggest first party titles of last-gen have yet to have their direct sequels released this gen.Gran Turismo 5 is guaranteed 3 Million sales easily,and whilst God of War III does not look 'mature' as some gamers put it,it still has enough action and high quality gameplay to satisfy the hardcore gaming crowd and thus,will still perform exceptionally well at retail.

I feel I should mention the following simply out of analyzing 2009;IF-And this is a very neutral IF-IF Killzone 2 manages to succeed in both sales and gamer/journalist praise,Microsoft will be in a position that only Halo can get them out of.That is,if Killzone 2 manages to become big enough to the point where it's THE must-play game of 2009,nothing Microsoft release this year apart from Halo ODST will be able to counter Guerrilla Games work.

SlappingOysters3512d ago

It will be interesting to see how Killzone 2 does. While the PS3 would seem to be more exclusive dependent according to these figures we have seen pretty pathetic figures for LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm 2. It could bomb.

I doubt it though

Pandemic3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

will be an amazing exclusive game. Imagine seeing 256 players online, imo i thought 60 players for resistance 2 was alot.. but 256 is just mind-blowing

AWBrawler3511d ago

The conduit is a bigger threat to Halo than any FPS right now. Killzone one did bad. Gamers will remember that. And the hype behind the Conduit is insane!!

I might not get The conduit though. I'm more about RPGs, but if it gets good feedback, I'll get it and try it out!

gametheory3511d ago

"Quite Frankly
The conduit is a bigger threat to Halo than any FPS right now"


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Sangria3512d ago

I got it, that's why Microsoft is buying Sony's exclusives, to mess up with those stats ! /conspiracy

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