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PS3's 2011 Exclusive Games Line-up One of Best in Video Game History, says Analyst

With PlayStation Move being a key focus for Sony during the last quarter of 2010, there weren't that many traditional titles for the hardcore to snatch up, except for Gran Turismo 5. In 2011, however, Sony is gearing up for a number of 'AAA' exclusives for its platform, which should make PS3 owners quite happy. (PS3, Sony)

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Balt  +   1738d ago
They got a lot of them, don't they? Too bad all of them seem to be follow ups to existing franchises and nothing new. I'll love Uncharted 3, I'm sure of it, but I'll still have wanted something new this year. Not a huge, huge fan of Killzone and how stiff it feels. Add to this it's a FPS, so I hate it even more. That brings me to Resistance 3, which has everything going against it already. Infamous 2 might be fun for a play thru, liked the 1st even though it was riddled with short comings -- But really what else is there that's new? Nothing.

Yes, people are going to hate me, disagree with me and probably say I'm an xbox fanboy or whatever -- But the truth is the truth, regardless of how you wanna defend your console of choice. I have the benefit of not being a real gamer. I see things much more clearly than a die hard gamer does.

edit for I find it funny

Yes, they do. I won't argue that fact. Sony owns more developers, more quality developers, than any studio does. Too bad they don't make more learning games for you.
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I_find_it_funny  +   1738d ago
Sony got so many franchises, you can't help it
redwolf  +   1738d ago
its not all shooters, look at the bigger picture
@ bait
you got to admit they got variation to there line -up,
both in high quality and quantity
from journey,Lbp2, , DCLO, Motorstorm, MLB 11: The Show, Twisted Metal, Sorcery, or Trinity: Souls of Zillm, Yahuza 4,Team ICO Collection, WKC 2, Rachet all 4 one, Ape Escape, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Playstation Move heroes,FF veruses13, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Nino Kuni, Disgaea 4, the last guradian...

many more to think of which represents the best of almost all generes in gaming
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AAACE5  +   1738d ago
My Ps3 will be getting a lot of use this year... as well as a lot of others I suspect! Either way you look at it... hell of a line up this year and my primary focus will be Uncharted 3!
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Persistantthug  +   1738d ago
@Balt..........You know what's kind of nonsense about what you said Balt
It's the fact that you find so much fault in the PS3 library of 2011 games, which is like 20 or so exclusives,

But you find nothing to say about XBOX 360's 2011 games, with is practically nonexistent. As if all those Kinect games are totally right up your alley.

You know what that's called Mr. Balt?
That's called extreme bias and hypocrisy.

Enjoy your Bieber box I guess.
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UCMEandICU  +   1738d ago
lmao, so this is the new thing now being used by the PS3 haters.
"oh gee look, it's only sequels no new IP" lol

Off the top of my head there are 4 new IPs coming exclusive to the PS3 this year and even more if you include PSN titles.

When the haters were trying to kill off as many new IPs back in 2007, and even still till today, you all didn't care Sony was investing in bringing new stuff to gamers. You just wanted the games to die and praised funding big money for timed exclusive DLC

So now Sony is building off the success of these new IPs with sequels and that's supposed to be "meh" yet, the 360 has been starved for exclusive new IPs with only kinetic gaming carrying the load for next year and the haters turn their blind eye cause it just hurts too much to face the truth.

Crazy how Sony has to totally ellipse the 360 library of games with arguably the best lineup in history for it to be seen as having "a slight edge"

Damn, the crap Sony and the PS fans have to go through this gen is monstrously insane.
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rroded  +   1738d ago
best games ever
sony just keeps upping the ante imo no way is anyone else raising the bar as high.
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RageAgainstTheMShine  +   1737d ago
Poor PS3 gamers...... boo hoo
Poor us PS3 gamers we only have exclusive games this year but no millions of sales figures to play with.
boo hoo!
Tommykrem  +   1738d ago
Come on, don't be so negative!
Just because they're sequels doesn't mean they won't be original. The Last Guardian looks like the most original game set for 2011 (possibly 2012) and that's technically a sequel.
Besides, there's always something new out there. Like DC Universe coming this month. Or The Agency, or Sorcery, or Trinity: Souls of Zill, or PSN games like Under Siege and Journey!

And then there's the small possibility that we will see Agent or Exodyssey this year :)
BornToKill  +   1738d ago
u mad bro?
Dragon_Hiko  +   1738d ago
"Yes, people are going to hate me, disagree with me and probably say I'm an xbox fanboy or whatever -- But the truth is the truth, regardless of how you wanna defend your console of choice. I have the benefit of not being a real gamer. I see things much more clearly than a die hard gamer does"

You are not a real gamer, your a real smug idiot from what I can tell. What you should have said, and what is TRUE, is that everything you said is your OPINION. Everything you said is true, for you and yourself alone. My god I can't believe your arrogance with that statement. I also love how your 'not a real gamer' yet your sitting your ass down on NEWS 4 GAMERS .com telling a bunch of gamers that your opinion is more important and accurate than theirs, and they all need to shut up and listen to what you say. Well again I say to you, your wrong.
Would_You_Kindly  +   1738d ago
xD Well said, I couldn't have put it better myself.

I am more then pleased with the line up for this year, both for exclusives and multi-plat games. And I have no problem with sequels; I happen to love seeing my favorite stories continued, often bigger, and better then before. I'm pretty sure all of the Halo/COD fans feel the same, haha. You look throughout time, and follow ups are plenty 'original' and popular enough, on ALL consoles. Examples, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Super Mario, Metal Gear Solid, and COUNTLESS others. Oh, and on PC, I can't wait for Diablo 3.

Case in point, that post was epic fail. Oh, and sorry to say, but being LESS of a gamer doesn't in any way allow you to know MORE. Lawls.
RememberThe357  +   1738d ago
"You are not a real gamer"
Not according to himself.

From his own profile:
"I'm not a gamer and I don't "game" a lot of games. Games made today [are a] waste of time, energy and money. They are pointless."

I don't really understand why he even comes to this site if he doesn't seem to even like games today. There are a lot of other thing to do with your life then read about stuff you don't like.
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King-Leonidas  +   1738d ago
very well said bubbles ++
CaliGamer  +   1738d ago
@ Balt

For someone who is not a "real gamer" you sure spend a lot of time stating what you don't like about video games. As a matter of fact, looking at your post history, you are one of the most negative people on this site and seem to be extremely interested in what Sony is doing. More than half of your comments today alone are Sony related.

And to the last sentence you wrote, "Too bad they don't make more learning games for you." Sounds like you might be the one that needs a “learning game”. Your grammar is an assault on the English language and good sense.

Good Day! Lol.
gunnerforlife  +   1738d ago
first time i agree with an analyst..!
divideby0  +   1738d ago
the only comment Balt said which I totally agree with...
" he is not a real gamer"...

learning games.... only one I have is Brain Acad. on my DS..
dont have any for my Wii or 360...
VenomProject  +   1738d ago
What a weak-ass argument, how can anyone that calls himself a gamer not be excited for Sony's 2011 lineup?

Define innovative. What do you consider to be "new?" What are you looking for? The messiah of games?

You don't see anything "more clearly," I'd even go as far to say that you don't see things at all.

Hardcore gamer, or not - this year will be amazing for the REAL gamers.
OllieBoy  +   1738d ago
Oh look, it's butthurt Balt. Still not banned yet I see.

Well...keep on trying.
ufo8mycat  +   1738d ago
At least they are delivering quality games, unlike Microsoft or Nintendo
King-Leonidas  +   1738d ago
of all the names you mentioned- all of them are new IPs, except Killzone
elitesupreme  +   1738d ago
"They got a lot of them, don't they? Too bad all of them seem to be follow ups to existing franchises and nothing new."


"Too bad they don't make more learning games for you."

You must be talking about yourself with your IMAGINARY console of choice there, cuz you sure as hell don't know a damn thing about videogames. New IP's are introduced, garner favorable sales/praise, funds the devs. for sequel, sequel sells same/better, funds another sequel, sequel sells same/better than previous sequel, meanwhile the devs. have already been contemplating new ideas for new IP's already.


Since you hate sequels, guess you hate improvements and good stories/plots that are ultimately better as a whole with all of the sequels.

Developers can't afford to introduce NEW IP's everytime. Besides, if all games WERE just NEW IP's, then I GUARANTEE that you'd have an overflow of shovelware.

Come to think of it, YOU'RE probably a Wii fan since that console is plagued with so many NEW IP's/shovelware, am-i-rite :)
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Snake-eater  +   1738d ago
well this looks to be sonys biggest push in gaming
RememberThe357  +   1738d ago
They did delay a few from last year. So now this year is packed. I'm glad that they're all quality titles too. This year is going to be fun but it's going to take some creative use of my time to play all the games that are coming.
ForzaGT  +   1738d ago
Makes you a proud PS3 owners these days
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Dragon_Hiko  +   1738d ago
Actually, I've been proud of the ps3 since I bought it at launch for 600. It was an investment because I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind (and I told all my friends this many times, but they never believed me) that regardless of anything else, Sony is going to bring massive amounts of amazing exclusive content, just like the did with the ps1, just like they did with the ps2. And also just like those two consoles, it takes years before they hit their strides.
MatthewMk2  +   1738d ago
I've always been a proud PS3 owner. And 360 and PC. Why stick with just one system?
ufo8mycat  +   1738d ago
Because the other systems offer nothing much else. Gears hmmm hmmm hmmm yeah...
redwolf  +   1738d ago
Sony FTW !
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jjmustoe  +   1738d ago
FTW ?????
jjmustoe  +   1738d ago
why disagree
What does FTW mean can someone tell me

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WesMcLaren  +   1738d ago
ugh...For the win
MatthewMk2  +   1738d ago
Sequels! After this tear I hope Sony gets some new IPs. After the third game a series almost always goes down hill. The only series that I can think of that hasn't started to go stale after 3 games is Battlefield. Other Devs have to look at how EA and DICE reinvent the series every few games while still keeping what makes battlefield awesome there.
Tommykrem  +   1738d ago
I think Sony has introduced the most new IPs the generation, but yeah it's time for a change. Many game series has kept the quality up way longer than three titles though.
Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, Halo, Call of Duty, Gran Turismo, Ridge Racer, WipEout, Twisted Metal, Ratchet and Clank, Elder Scrolls (assuming that 5 will be awesome), Street Fighter, Mario (main series, anyway), Zelda, and the list continues...

But yeah, new IPs are always good.
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MatthewMk2  +   1738d ago
Yes I guess you're right. What I was thinking with Battlefield was how DICE almost completely changes the series every few sequels but still keeps the core gameplay, large scale vehicular warfare, intact. They're not afraid to experiment with the series, while all those games you mentioned just build upon what came before, were as Battlefield completely builds itself from the ground up every few games. Not to mention BF Heroes, BF1943 and BF F2P. I'd love to see CoD or Halo try stuff like that.
RememberThe357  +   1738d ago
I think your giving Battlefield a little too much credit. I have three Battlefield games and they seem pretty much the same. Thats not a bad thing because I like BF, but I haven't seen the reinventions you talk about.

Why would Sony have their devs put the time and money into new IPs instead of just improving what fans have shown they love. Look at how much Infamous has changed; LBP2 is still pretty much it's own genre; Uncharted 3 is looking like it will be in a class of it's own; From the beta feedback it seems the Killzone 3 is almost a different game from KZ2. IMO Sony's first party is doing a much better job than DICE at improving their games with each installment.
kneon  +   1738d ago
I expect most of the new IPs will start showing up in 2012 with the PS4
OllieBoy  +   1738d ago
They're sequels to IPs that Sony created THIS generation:

The Last Guardian
Heavy Rain
Demon's Souls

Combined with older IPs: God of War, Gran Turismo, Twisted Metal, WipEout, Warhawk, SOCOM, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Sly, Hot Shots, MLB...Sony has the best stable of first-party franchises.

By far.
tudors  +   1738d ago
If they manage to release them all this year I would have to agree.
Spenok  +   1737d ago
Hell there are so damned many titles, if they managed to release half of them this year it would probably still be the best exclusive line up in history. Most people only bring up the HUGH exclusives, but if you mention all the middle and smaller exclusives theres just simply to many. This year could be spent on Sony exclusives alone. Not to mention all the fantastic 3rd party games coming out as well.
trainsinrdr  +   1738d ago
MAKE UNCHARTED 3 FPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CaliGamer  +   1738d ago
Wow.... they already have R3 and KZ3. There are other kinds of games other than FPS man.
trainsinrdr  +   1738d ago
it was a joke i just did it cus im sick of everyone agreeing with me :P
captain-obvious  +   1738d ago
a spin off which is something like farcry MAY work
but leave the main game as it is
visualb  +   1738d ago
wow! sad ='(

no thanks.
Led-Zeppelin  +   1738d ago
Naw ya think? Even a 3 year old can figure this out.
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etownone  +   1738d ago
Yeah ... I would have to agree that this year is looking really good especially with LBP2 starting the year off as another AAA game. Too bad it wasn't released during the holidays push when Sony could have used it.
Mr Tretton  +   1738d ago
Tick Tock, Trey don't stop
Cajun Chicken  +   1738d ago
Fantastic year to have a PS3, all those exclusives plus equal ports of multiplats. Excellent, don't think I'll be touching my 360 for a while during this year.
refocusedman  +   1738d ago
What everone fails to realize that these are all sequels to new IP started this generation. Every game that comes out cant be a new IP, it takes alot to build a fanbase and its not always profitable. Before anyone starts to complain, you need to look at franchises like COD which is nothing but the madden on FPS (same game new characters). Sony always comes out with new IP's more so than any other company. Microsofts idea of a new IP is turning a FPS into a RTS and nintendo's idea is......... they dont make new IP they just put a color in front of the name ( black , silver, gold.....) or they change the title from world to galaxy.
Mr Tretton  +   1738d ago
"What everone fails to realize that these are all sequels to new IP started this generation"

That's not entirely true.
refocusedman  +   1738d ago
except for a couple like killzone ( which really like a new IP, alot of people never played KZ 1) twisted metal, ratchet and clank, and a few others.
Mr Tretton  +   1737d ago
KZ1 sold as much as KZ2.

I like I how I got disagrees for being 100 percent correct.
Sizzon  +   1738d ago
Fantastic exclusives this year :)

But I do want Sony to announce a price drop on the ps3, not by much but not by less either, equal.
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Z501  +   1738d ago
Is anybody else reading between the lines of some of these comments?

"Sony has a lot of games, but they're mostly sequels"
"Sony NEEDS new IP's"

Comedy gold.

Way to turn a 'positive' situation into a 'negative' people.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1738d ago
It's the best I've seen in all of my years of gaming.
Lamarthedancer  +   1738d ago
Who cares if most of them are Sequels, they all look amazing.

So if it's a sequel it's not a good thing

<Dream Sequence>

Naughtydog: "Where proud to announce that we have a new Crash Bandicoot game and Jak 4 in the works"

Gamer: "There sequels....I don't care. I'll buy them but it's not a good thing
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divideby0  +   1738d ago
I cant believe I read the silly whinners above crying that these games are sequels..... cant make this stuff up..
have great AAA franchises which are releasing new games in their franchises and the whinners complain.
Guess most would liked Halo to stop after the first one...geeez....
TardcoreGamer  +   1738d ago
Check!.....Your move Microsoft....
OllieBoy  +   1738d ago
Best in history, by far

Look at LBP2. Only 5 days into the new year and PS3 already has racked up another AAA masterpiece.
Tdmd  +   1738d ago
"Sony is gearing up for a number of 'AAA' exclusives for its platform, which should make PS3 owners quite happy."

Happy indeed! Also, quite poor! x]
dkgshiz  +   1738d ago
Do we need an analyst to tell us this?
It should just be obvious.
ufo8mycat  +   1738d ago
Great news for PS3 gaming. Bad news for that wallet
TronEOL  +   1738d ago
Oh lord. I have a incredibly good feeling 2011 will leave me poor, but I also don't think I'll be getting many 3rd Party Titles until LATE 2011 (December), or early 2012.

LittleBigPlanet 2 is going to take my time for the end of January, maybe I'll be able to play Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2 for February to carry me to Killzone 3, which then brings me to Socom 4 (which I'm stoked for).

Which is where Killzone 3, LBP2 and Socom 4 have staying power with their online modes and LBP2's create mode, I'll be shuffling these games among others like Resistance 3 and inFAMOUS 2. All the while trying to keep up in Gran Turismo 5, NHL 11, and PSMove party games, or games like Sorcery.

I'm hoping to god I can get some side space to devote some time to those other amazing games like Marvel VS Capcom 3, Mass Effect 3, Brink and NHL 12 when they release.

Honestly, I will not be surprised in any way if most of the 3rd party titles sell more on Xbox360 in 2011. It makes perfect sense when PS3 gamers have SO many more games to choose between that no one game sells 4 million + copies each.

I'm hoping they slow the pace down for 2012 and give us some time to finish the huge backlog of titles they leave us with. Sony would be smart to try to hook those casual gamers in 2012 while us more devoted gamers try to finish everything they leave us with.
visualb  +   1738d ago
All i know is I'm counting pennies, and I'm on the way of ending up with more exclusive games than MP games =/
WiIIiam  +   1738d ago
Stop the presses! An analyst said 2011 will feature one of the best gaming line-ups ever! As though we, the gamers, didn't already know that haha. Why have analysts like Pachter and company gained so much recognition in the past year or so? They are almost always wrong, or simply state the obvious.
TheLastGuardian2010  +   1738d ago
Last I checked has quite a few new ip's for 2011-2012

The Last Guardian
El Shaddi
Ni No Kuni
The Agency

An almost all of the developers finishing trilogies have confirmed they have new ip's in the pipeline.

Quanitic Dreams (heavy rain creator David Cage)-2 new ip's in dev.
Gurrila (creator of Killzone)-New Ip in dev.
Naughty Dog-Ico inspired new ip in dev
Insomniac (ratchet, resistance creator)-new ip in dev.

There's more studios on top of that. By 2012-2013 we should see a flood of new ip's from Sony by then.

It's just a shame that Microsoft is putting all there eggs into one basket with Kinect.

Honestly, who really WANTS to play a on rail game? Microsoft is abandoning us xbox users. Honestly besides Forza, and Gears 3 next year what is there REALLY else to be excited for (in terms of exclusives?)?

Kingdoms? Is that even a 2011 title?
Alan Wake 2?

It's a shame. They should be developing more new ip's, and focusing on new franchises. But no. Focus on kinect.

Well let's just say my xbox 360 is one step out the door, and my thoughts of purchasing a ps3 is growing, rapidly.
Sugreev2001  +   1737d ago
I never had any doubt that Sony will deliver the best exclusive titles down the road when I bought the console a month after it's launch.I can hardly contain my excitement for the awesome games that come out this year.Plus,we'll have some amazing multiplatform games as well.My 360 died recently (third time in a year),so I might have to miss out on Gears Of War 3 until I have enough cash to buy the new 250gb model,since I'll probably spend on the 3DS first.

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