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360 vs. PS3 '09 Remaining Exclusives Showdown!

CouchMercenaries.com - Over the past months I have heard many people talk up the strength of Sony's 2009 line up compared to the 360's. Undoubtedly the PS3 does have a very strong line up, but on the heels of E3 I began looking at the games that were "actually" coming out in 2009. I mean coming into E3 you heard everyone talking up Sony's line up being far superior with the likes of Heavenly Rain, God of War 3, Uncharted 2, GT 5, M.A.G., and others. The common theme was Sony would dominate this Holiday season. However a funny thing happened as we closed out the E3 week.

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irish-leprecaun3086d ago

section 8, raven squad, champions online, shadow complex

Dlacy13g3086d ago

they are "console" exclusives but may be PC too. Just like Free Realms is PC too.

Genesis53086d ago

Really don't a few of those look like filler.

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Megaton3086d ago

They had a better lineup last year, and it's looking the same way this year. Already have Killzone 2, MLB 09', and inFamous on the market. Uncharted 2, MAG, and Ratchet will just seal the deal. Bit early to make this assumption, but I have a feeling Uncharted 2 is gonna be my favorite game of the year. It was my favorite showing of E3, with the single player looking totally outta control awesome, and I can't stop playing the beta.

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sofresh2003086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

You can also import the euro version of Heavy Rain, which comes out at the end of the year, since the PS3 is region free.

edit:
There are a ton of great multiplatform games coming out as well so whatever system you have, you're going to have a great year anyway.

talltony3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

microsoft didnt announce anything worthwhile this year so far imo. And second of all they didnt even list all the ps3 exclusives that have yet to come out this year in that list.

Edit: I mean didnt "release" anything worthwhile. they announced everything at E3.

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decapitator3086d ago

What 4 year old wrote this article ? It's missing tons of information and since when is a "DLC" full game ? You can shine a DLC up as much as you want but the fact of the matter is, its still a DLC.

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lloyd_wonder3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Halo ODST is just Halo 3 repakaged. It doesn't even have its own multiplayer mode. No new substantial improvements. Will also get overshadowed by a better game, in MW2. I predict Halo Wars scores.

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

Forza 3 is just Forza 2 with better graphics. No new ground breaking features. AA for sure. Forza 2 barely averaged 90.

Left 4 Dead 2 is just a quick cashin. Left 4 Dead 1 isn't even AAA.

Splinter Cell Conviction is not a AAA franchise. The last Splinter Cell game got an 85. lawl

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

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airheadluffy3086d ago

"Also 2 Exclusive Modern Warfare 2 map packs"

if i remember correctly they said the first 2 map packs would release first on the 360. so that means its only a timed exclusive.

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btw whatever happened to wardevil?

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gintoki7773086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

microsoft wont win next year either
final fantasy 13 versus and god of war 3 already beat everything they got exclusive and multiplat + if final fantasy xiv is exclusive and agent+ modnation racers i guess
^@idystopia sales dont matter its the quality of the game.. complete crap games can sell like hotcakes.

Arnon3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

"What's our take? It's interesting, because while I haven't played the single-player yet, it looks like it still maintains that moment-to-moment feel and gameplay of Halo, but in a different way. By the way, it's "good" interesting, not "eh" interesting. My only reservation is that I want to play the single-player for myself, and see how the flashback missions feel. The Dutch one, while fun-looking in the "you can fire a Spartan laser at a lot of stuff" type of way, also looks somewhat bogged down with some glorified button-pressing/switch-pulling .

As for Firefight, it already feels pretty fun; even though Halo co-op isn't as bromantic or fundamental as, say a Gears of War or Army of Two, the random shouting and coordination of tactics are pretty solid. The fact that everyone on the team shares lives is an incentive to not screw up, and in the matches where we last to the fifth wave, there are quite a few "oh sh*t!" moments when you turn a corner and find a bunch of Brutes staring you down.

Essentially, I'm cautiously optimistic, in that the campaign is doing some interesting things (tweaking the feel of being human as opposed to a Spartan, the nonlinear story), and the main reason why I'm not discounting it is because it's Bungie, and it's Halo. It's also interesting to see Bungie stop using the phrase "expansion" and to just treat this like a full-on game. I didn't hear a price, but Staten comments that the campaign is a good chunk of playtime, and the ODST package comes with a second disc focused purely on Halo 3 multiplayer (a stand-alone disc that has every Halo 3 map pack, plus new map), that players shouldn't feel cheated. I'm hoping he's right."

There's nothing negative about this. They say it's enjoyable, and it's Halo for christ's sake. You know it's gonna be good and have success.

So, instead of spinning, how about you go play the games that you constantly brag about. Oh wait, none of them have release dates :(

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@Gintoki777

I wouldn't say stuff like that. It will only hurt you in the end. Alan Wake, Mass Effect 2, Halo: Reach, Crackdown 2 are MASSIVE titles. And I can not emphasize the word enough. MASSIVE.

@ACEMANWISE

Uhh...

L.A. Noire
Red Dead Redemption

Are not exclusive from the looks of it.

ACEMANWISE3086d ago

Here they are,

Amphibian Man
Demon Souls
Free Realms
Last Rebillion (RPG)
Red Dead Revolver 2
The Wall
Uncharted 2
Big Time Revenge
EyePet
Fat Princess
Flower
Heavy Rain
inFamous
Katamari Forever
Killzone 2
L.A. Noire
MAG: Massive Action Game
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
MLB: The Show ‘09
National Geographic: Africa
Nobi Nobi Boy
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic
Ratchet & Clank Future 2: A Crack In Time
Savage Moon
SingStar Vol. 3
SuperCar Challenge
The Punisher: No Mercy
WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within
White Knight Chronicles
Way of the Samurai 3
X-Edge
Yakuza 3

Uncharted Waters (MMORPG) (2009 Japan)
White Album (2009 Japan)
Gran Turismo 5 (Sept. 25th ’09 Japan)
Quantum Theory (2009 Japan)
Trinity Universe (’09 Japan)
Trinity: Zill O’ll Zero (’09 Japan)

FamilyGuy3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

all others http://www.gamingunion.net/...

All that needs to be said. ^

really duh3086d ago

Ninety Nine Nights 2 is coming in 2009 but more games will be announced for both consoles later this year I'm better more on the 360.

pippoppow3086d ago

Don't see any PC ports on the list. Nice. Now that's the definition of exclusive. Only available to be played on a PS3. 360 full of PC ports. Nice that a PS3 gamer with a PC can play most of the best 360 games.

AssassinHD3086d ago

The fact that you listed a Halo expansion, 3 PC games, and 2 DLC entries really says something about your list.

II Necroplasm II3086d ago

Ninety Nine Nights 2 should be good.

All-33086d ago

When the DLC are 8-10 hours long. As long or longer than some PS3 exclusive games like Heavenly Sword.

The Master Chief3086d ago

"The common theme was Sony would dominate this Holiday season. However a funny thing happened as we closed out the E3 week. Quickly I began to realize that Sony’s line-up wasn’t as robust as I, and many others had thought it to be for this Holiday season.

On the contrary, the 360’s line up looked all but non-existent at the start of 2009. Now just days after E3 we know a lot more of what is real and coming. Suddenly the 360’s line up isn’t as frail as we all once believed. In fact one might argue that it is in fact now a stronger holiday line up given what we know is coming versus what we know is not. "

The truth is known :)

Beast_Master3086d ago

Has White Knight chronicles been pushed back because every list seems to be missing it? And what about Yakuza 3 and Pixel Junk Shooter. Poorly written, I listened to there podcast and they are just a bunch of 360 fanboys, I think only one of them owns a PS3, so no surprise.

Corepred43086d ago

"They say it's enjoyable, and it's Halo for christ's sake. You know it's gonna be good and have success. "

thats how you know Microsoft has them by the balls. and how brainwashed they have their fans. i'm guessing thats how all halo fans think. so i'm guessing halo wars was the best game you've played this year, right?
LOL

Jaces3086d ago

hmmm, looks to me that Uncharted 2 is #1 this holiday season.

There was nada on the 360 that caught my interest, everything else is next year.

Beee3086d ago

You... are so stupid. Halo is good. It's an opinion. It's like me saying Uncharted sucks. Are you gonna cry about it?

KaBaW3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Do you really wanna compare scores? =/
I won't bother, scores don't mean much..

On Topic: Both line-ups are great, even though both lists are missing games.

Corepred43086d ago

okay so you already know for a fact that the new halo is going to be good? and if you read my post i never said anything negative about it at all, i didn't even say it wasn't good!

GameGambits3086d ago

This guy who wrote this DEF knows what he's talking about.

So when can I get my copy of this game Heavenly Rain he speaks of?

/sarcasm off

Blatant fanboy journalism is too easy to spot with typos like that.

PS3 '09 for me =
MAG
Uncharted 2
Killzone 2
inFAMOUS
Demon's Souls

Xbox 360 '09 for me =
Splinter Cell Conviction

Rest of '09 =
Bayonetta(Gettin on my PS3)
King of Fighters 12(Exclusive PS3 content)
Modern Warfare 2(360 most likely, unless map pack is only 1 week ahead of time like I read)
Assassin's Creed 2(PS3, because AC PSP game gives exclusive content)
Bioshock 2(360, UNLESS this time around L2 and R2 are NOT shoot and plasmids on the PS3 version)

That's not a strong year for Microsoft this year with my wallet. I don't know how it will fair for the rest of you, but for me the PS3 won 2009 for my cash. =/

ShabzS3086d ago

360s line up has some big name returning franchises this year ... halo, splinter cell and forza ... from sony's side uncharted is their killer app ... rachet is debatable ..

Pistolero3086d ago

PS3 lineup is not that good for me. Only Uncharted 2 interests me. Halo ODST and Splinter Cell are the best for this year.

Syronicus3086d ago

But to be honest, I could care less about some of the obscure, never heard about titles on both of the lists for PS3 and Xbox 360. This fall I will be playing many games including Halo, NGII Sigma, Uncharted 2, MAG, WKC, Forza 3, Modern Warfare 2, L4D2, and many more. Many of the rentals but some of them purchases. In the end, my point is, no matter who has the most exclusives it all comes down to one thing, what console has the most games YOU like. Play the games YOU like and if you have both consoles like me, then you are as lucky as I am and get to pick from a larger library.

dalibor3086d ago

Your kidding right? Than I guess FF7 & MGS that you can find in the ps store are exclusive games and have you even played Heavenly Sword? I have & yes it was short but is was cool & had a good story to it. I am hoping theres going to be a sequal.

godofthunder103086d ago

I'm not a pathetic fanboy for any console.I think they are both good.After reading some of these childish qoute like the 360 don't have any good games coming out i had to say somthing.This is just a stupid fanboy remark.they are so bias it's pathetic.They act like they get $ for anything that has sony on it.The fact is that sony is just like microsoft they don't give a sh*t about us.

I'm tired of hearing lies like microsoft don't have any good games coming out.Ps3 fanboys claim that microsoft is overdoinug it with halo and splinter cell.On the other hand not 1 of them claim that sony was overdoing it with the MGS series.To them sony has a double standard.

They claim that all micro do is steal exclusives and sony is the only 1 that make their own games and are the only innovators.The fact is that sony try to buy or steal every game that nintendo had when they 1st came out.Sony bought the exclusive right for the mgs series away from nintendo.Sony told them if they make it exclusive to the ps that they will help pay to developed the next game.The mgs series isn't the only game that sony stole from nintendo.They also stole the final fantasy series,ninja gaiden and other big ps exclusives 1st.

Ps3 fanboys always talk about microsoft dirty dealings but act like sony is like an angel.Sony was caught paying companies to put their electronics out in front of stores and to push them.They were caught and had to pay a fine and agree not to do it againt.Sony was sued over the defect in the ps2.Sony tryed to deny that it had a defect.They went to court and it was proven that the ps2 did have a defect and sony knew all along.Ps3 fanboys was right about 1 thing.When ps3 fanboys claim that sony would never give a 3 year warrinty on a defected system,they are right because sony only gave a 2 month warrinty.Sony and microsoft was both sued for useing rummble with out permission from the company that invented it.They went to court and they both had to pay millions of $ and come to an agreement if they want to keep useing rumble.The fact is that microsoft already paid and made an agreement to use rumbble in the new systems.On the other hand sony never did,as a matter of fact they didn't even pay yet and that's why sony was talking down on rummble calling it last gen.Sony also had a lot more leagal issues to.

The fact is that ps3 fanboys should stop talking about microsoft and calling them evil when the fact is that sony does the same thing.

DrJones3086d ago

The article wrote "Heavenly Rain" Instead of the real title of the game, Heavy Rain. I'm suprised nobody commented on this.

Jecht3086d ago

at "Heavenly Rain". Article is a failure.

Jecht3086d ago

you are soooooooo a pathetic 360 fanbot. it's so damn obvious. your pathetic example of mgs is laughable. METAL GEAR was on the NES. THE NES!!! Do you understand the length of time between Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid? You've got the whole life span of the NES, and the SNES, before MGS appeared. Sony didn't steal anything, Kojima wanted to reinvent the series and Konami chose the vastly cheaper to develop for Playstation. This alone discredits EVERYTHING you said.

Grandizer3086d ago

Delusional.... that's classic

masterg3086d ago

The problem with the 360 is that most of the exclusives aren't really exclusives.... I own a 360, a PS3 and a solid PC. All the games I'm buying this year are PS3 exclusives.

Games like Alan Wake, Left 4 Dead 2, Splintercell are all going to play better on my PC... And it's the cheaper option.

To be honest I think developers are losing money when they select the PC as one of their platforms.

Games like Mafia 2, BioShock 2, Modern Warfare 2 and the before mentioned games are going to sell a lot less on the consoles, because all these will be a click a way on the torrent sites. Probably even before release.

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KionicWarlord2223086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Raven squad is coming out this year but what ahappen to ventica?

EDIT

Section 8 is definitely one of those sleeper games. it looks pretty awesome

http://www.gametrailers.com...

I thought it wasn't exclusive anymore.

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I like the drop down feature. Pretty cool.

also re spawn is unpredictable because you pick where you want to drop.

green3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

When i read the article the absence of Venetica was the first thing that struck me.Venetica looks sweeeet and it's scheduled for a 3rd quarter release.

EDIT: I am not sold on Section 8 at all.It looks like another generic shooter but i might be wrong.

DeadlyFire3086d ago

Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but Section 8 is multiplatform. Its on PC, PS3, and X360.

Also Way of the Samurai 3 is coming to X360 and PS3. So neither one of these 2 are exclusive.

ThatCanadianGuy3086d ago

Where's Demons souls? Where's Afrika? Where's Eyepet??

KionicWarlord2223086d ago

they all have q3 releases hopefully will here more about it soon.

Arnon3086d ago

Why would you want those in the first place? Rofl. Demon's Souls sure.. but Afrika? EYEpet? Now you're just trying to make your list look longer.

ThatCanadianGuy3086d ago

Arnon, excuse my vulgar language here..but, are you f*cking stupid?

Why wouldn't i want Afrika? And eyepet looks amazing.Since when did i let you judge which games i think are good or not?

wicked3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

EyePet is on the list. (Black & White box)

ThatCanadianGuy3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Yeah, now it's on the list.The author (Most likely the contributor) realized how biased his list was and added it(Along with demon's souls).They weren't there before.

pippoppow3086d ago

Yeah 360 fans go nuts over Milo but eyepet which is similar tech gets glanced over. Oh boy.

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WildArmed3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

like?
Ninja Gaiden sigma 2?
(note: sarcasm)
Sony spread their games around the year evenly :D
So we wont have to wait till the fall to play some decent games.

Dlacy13g3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Afrika not only the list as the game has already been released and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is basically the rehash of the 360 game with some additions...not "exclusive" by any stretch.

labaronx3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Demon's soul
white knight chronicles
Afrika

were all released in a single region and are planned to be released by years end and they get passed over for dlc

not giving the author a hard time but the list is "wrong"...

lloyd_wonder3086d ago

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a huge improvement over the inferior 360 game. The implementation of coop and lots of extra playable characters, will make this AAA franchise AAA on the PS3.

Arnon3086d ago

There's what? 2 more characters to play as? You don't even know what AAA means. Go fester under a rock.

aldesko3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

The list is missing:

Katamari Forever(PS3)
Buzz: Quiz World(PS3)
Gravity Crash(PS3)
PixelJunk Shooter(PS3)
Wipeout HD DLC(PS3)
JoyRide (360)
1 vs 100 (360)
Huxley (?) (360)
Raiden 4 (360)

"There's what? 2 more characters to play as?"

And co-op, new bosses, new enemies, new missions... basically the equivalent of DLC, which is included on the list.

Anyways, I'm glad I have both of these consoles. I'll be very busy for the rest of the year.

Also, Demon's Souls is already out, so that should be taken off if you can't add Singstar: Queen and Afrika.

gintoki7773086d ago

MGS RISING IS NOT 360 EXCLUSIVE GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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ReaperXL73086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

This is Sonys line up for the rest of the year, barring any further announcements at TGS.

Demon Souls (has gotten very good reviews from importers 8-10's)
Uncharted 2: Among thieves(going to be Game of the year contender)
MAG(Igns impressions seem pretty positive.)
Rachet and Clank:A Crack in Time(It's Rachet and Clank, always good)
Katamari Forever(I Care)
Singstar Queen(beats Lips by a landslide)
Last Rebellion(made by Nis so could be good,might not be)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2(I think addition of co-op and 3 new playable characters is a big deal)
Afrika
Eyepet

PSN
Pixel Junk Shooter(Q games have proven themselves)
Fat Princess(just look at it)
Punisher: No Mercy
Playable Joker in Batman Arkam Asylum

Than add Killzone 2, and Infamous that we already have and you have a very strong year for Sony, wether you want to admit it or not.

WildArmed3086d ago

agreed, if DLC is counted as exlcusive.
Then Ninja gaiden sigma 2 should be too.
its like Ninja gaiden 3.0.
Considering it has co-op n what not.

Max Power3086d ago

if Yakuza 3 will make it outside Japan?

rockleex3086d ago

MLB 09 The Show

Its a AAA according to Metacritics. ^_^

jdktech20103086d ago

I like sports games as much as the next guy but not even the exclusive ones could be considered AAA...... although NHL 09 is really really close

mastiffchild3086d ago

@Maxpower-I hear that it will do soon but not in the choppy waters of the holiday season where Japanese games(FF apart)tend to disappear in the west slightly. I'd put your money on spring next year-fantastic game btw makes me wish I still had the will power to learn Japanese(very jealous of my mate who can and plays everything earlier than me!).

On topic-I'd put GT5 down as very, very likely to be out this xmas. In fact I'm hedging towards it being a certainty since they started talking post E3.

I'd also take Wardevil off anybody's list as it's vapourware/canned/disappeared up it's own 4rse, imo. Sonce it didn't make it to E3 I've lost hope of ever seeing the game and felt this way since they failed to even reply to a friend of mine who applied for a job(which he was VERY qualified for) that they advertised back in January. Since then nothing that was promised(mini sites, new gameplay info) has appeared whatsoever and given that we have never seen gameplay in three years I'd say it's prolly a dead one. Even AW, pre E3 had more of a presense.

All this AA/AAA nonsense does my head in as well. Have we completely lost the ability to make up our own minds? Busy year for gamers though-which is always good-though yet again I'll have way too much at xmas to buy at once let alone play. It needs sorting out as I'm certain it really hurts lots of games sales being pushed out against big sequels like ME and DS had to do last year.

DARK WITNESS3086d ago

@mastiffchild

Totally agree with you on all your points.

@ the guy who posted the list, thanks it puts things into real perspective for me. from that whole list there are only 2 games i am interested in. On the 360 side again i think there are just 2 games i am interested in ( Forza and SC ) everything else this year is multiplat so makes no difference.

it will be a great year on both platforms, he who owns both will laugh the most.

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