So here's the question: how good does an exclusive really have to be in order for it to have a significant impact on hardware sales? Um...REALLY good.
These days system sellers are gone. I know people can throw around Halo and Killzone 2. In reality though I think when most people look to purchase a gaming system they are looking at the overall collection of games. When I bought my PS3 last year it sucked having to decide what system I wanted more. In the end I went with PS3 because of God of War 3. It is without a doubt my favorite game franchise.
There are so few these days. It's really getting harder, I think a system seller now a days is not 1 Big game that turns the tables on the console war. A system seller is now an exclusive game that doubles your sales for a month or so. Halo 3 for XBOX 360, MGS4 for PS3. Maybe Gears of War, Maybe Killzone 2. But like I have said so many times, this is a generation of multi platform games and it certainly looks like the more affordable console is usually the way people go.
Here is my example. before buying the ps2 i bought a dreamcast. at a friends house i played gta3. after 30 minutes. i handed him the controller. walked out of his house. and ran to the nearest game store to buy a ps2. for the 360, i bought after reading about Huxley. back then the release date was september 2007. for the ps3 i actually bought it after too many 360 hardware failures. but the goal was to buy one when mgs4 came out but ended up buying it about 6 months sooner.
I almost forgot about Huxley
Killzone 2 sells PS3 consoles Gears of War 2 breaks down 360 consoles
Shut up fan boy scum!
Mass attention from all demographics... Breaks the hardcore realm, appeals to non-gamers and makes it in the mainstream media hype and of course proves to sell many titles. You can't really tell until after the fact lol. Proven popular franchises all so will higher the chances.
Most if not all Xbox360 games are SYSTEM SELLERS.
Only because they sell well and seem to boost console sales not because we say so.
The Halo franchise. Next question.
will sell consoles is going to be GT5, if it's ever released. XBOX has Halo, all thought that card maybe fully played out by now. And the PS3 has GT5, which when released will sell more consoles for SONY then any other game in the arsenal.
Pong was a system seller.
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