In the latest 'Analyze This' series of exclusive Gamasutra features, analysts from Screen Digest, Creative Strategies and Wedbush Morgan Securities are asked their thoughts on how important exclusive titles are for this new generation of the console war.
As part of his response, Screen Digest's Ed Barton said:
"Given the hardware market is likely to be more competitive this time round, we aren't seeing the pressures which existed in the [prior] generation for third parties to coalesce around one dominant hardware platform. Yet.
On the other hand, acquiring [several] exclusive games for a console platform is much more significant in terms of driving hardware sales. This brings to mind Phil Harrison's oft quoted observation: "Killer games don't matter; killer catalogs do.""