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Sony Dislikes Console Exclusive Titles

Sony as you know has a strong line up of Playstation 3 exclusive series such as Killzone, LittleBigPlanet and Infamous, recently they have now been critizing platform exclusiveness and has “warned” that it limits the games’ marketing potential. (Dev, Industry, PS3, Sony)

LORD-PHOENIX  +   1813d ago
third party exclusives...change the title
sinncross  +   1813d ago
Actually to put their comments into perspective... they basically don't want to shell out lots of money for an exclusive when they could

1) Spend less money to secure exclusive DLC (Baman, RDR, AC:BH)
2) Use their money for their own first party studios.

It has the added benefit for 3rd party devs as their games are still multiplatform, but some extra content for 1 version won't be a problem.
tehpees3  +   1812d ago
Thats smart. It means they can focus on their own titles whereas M$ is running short.

Third party titles will come to PS3 anyway lol
malandra  +   1812d ago
maybe this is meant as a response to the Resident Evil 6 timed exclusivity rumours
AGamerOfConsoles  +   1812d ago
@ malandra

Svenson already commented on that.
gaffyh  +   1812d ago
Such a stupid article. They meant that it is better for 3rd party developers, because they don't want to force a company to make a game exclusive in that sense, because it limits their market. But at the same time, it means they can pay for exclusive content, which keeps both the developers and Sony happy.
sikbeta  +   1811d ago
"Sony Dislikes [Third Party] Console Exclusive Titles"

Fixed :P and it's no like Sony "dislike" Third Party Exclusives, just use the money for First Party Games...
MrBeatdown  +   1812d ago
Is it really that hard for the reader to figure out on their own?
vsr  +   1811d ago
But 3rd party likes Sony,

Yakuza / Agent / FF versus 13 / MGS 4

And SO MANY PS1 PS2 Games !!!! ....... etc
blumatt  +   1812d ago
Exactly what I was gonna say. They were referring to third party exclusives. Of course, that's a bit ironic too since the PS3 has a few of those coming too. haha
Joecool6101  +   1813d ago
SnakeMustDie  +   1813d ago
Sony hates MGS4?

Anyway, I prefer exclusive games over exclusive DLC because having the latter will alienate the other console's fanbase.
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Tommykrem  +   1812d ago
They didn't pay for MGS4 so no. Also, the title can be a bit misleading.
Mr Tretton  +   1812d ago
MGS4 was under contract
Kon  +   1812d ago
Well, just make every exclusive game multiplat and we're done.
nycrekid  +   1812d ago
Just buy a Ps3 and your are done. Much easier than developing 15 games a year on two different platforms.
Kon  +   1812d ago
I was kidding, i know that making multiplat games is harder than exclusive ones.
Zinc  +   1812d ago
Actually, just put a $120.00 graphics card in your desktop PC and you're golden. No limits, no excuses, maximum fun and maximum profit for developers because they are not subsidizing the hardware via licensing from the big 3.
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badz149  +   1812d ago
err...that doesn't solve the problem that you still need a PS3 to play PS3 exclusives! they don't come to PC EVER! some 360 exclusives too. so, what's your point?
Zinc  +   1812d ago
Well badz149, my point is that if we didn't have consoles, this subject wouldn't even exist. However, others would probably come to take their place... like OS wars and so on.

Picture it badz149... No special licensing... lowered costs per game... costs of computer equipment very affordabled... more games being made for an open platform...

More choice.

More freedom.

More fun.

More money being made for developers.

Developers don't have to rely on publishers as much as they do.

A video game renaissance is born.

A dream? Perhaps... but, a beautiful one.
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DaTruth  +   1812d ago
As long as Sony keeps making games like they have been, I could really care less if they make a console!

I don't play consoles, I play games! I could get a better PC and just upgrade every five years like usual!

Somehow, I know it will hurt the market though, so the status quo should continue!
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badz149  +   1812d ago
I get your vision and it's good that you're accepting it as a dream. but let's look at it from another perspective

"More choice." - with only PC as the only platform? that's LESS choice than what we currently have! now, people who are comfortable with kb+m can game on PC, those who want it simple and stick with controllers can game on consoles and those who just game casually can stick to the DS or phones. everybody wins! granted that there'll be platform exclusive games, but that's not up to us gamers to decide but to follow the platform with games we want.

"More freedom." - not exactly. there's no freedom if you're being limited to just 1 platform IMO!

"More fun." - this is highly opinion. based on what you enjoy the most and everybody has different taste, FUN is not something that can be generalized.

"More money being made for developers." - no guarantee for this as if PC is the only platform available, competition will be fierce as well and things will never be the same.

"Developers don't have to rely on publishers as much as they do." - maybe it's hard to digest this fact but many studios available currently are 'alive' because of the publishers having their back and some even diminished not because of publishers axing them out, it's just because of their own incompetency.

"A video game renaissance is born." - I don't know about that as renaissance was launched because of the restrictions put on people during that time but now, the gaming market is as crowded as ever. I don't think any renaissance is needed but maybe we could do with some new fresh ideas.

long comment, sorry but just want to share my view
Zinc  +   1812d ago
Badz149 - It's cool man, I don't mind a long comment, I make plenty myself. I understand where you are coming from and enjoyed your comment.

I want to add that a computer is an all-in-one solution. If you want to game using other input methods and control schemes, there is no limit to what you can do with a computer. It accepts pretty much everything. But, a closed system with forever be static and that is the curse of all closed platforms that have strict control placed on them.

I think there is a viable reason to have handhelds and don't think of it as an all or nothing proposition. I think both can exist, because you can't take a desktop with you on a road trip or the train. However, who knows what the future might hold?

Developers rely on publishers, like coke heads rely on their dealers... that is all I will say about that.

Having one stationary platform like the computer, would open up so much more innovation and opportunity for not just the developers, but the end consumer.

I think the state of the industry has created an upwelling of indie development and that is largely fostered by the pc gaming community. That is a true renaissance created by the weight of the system in place, that same system that trends toward stifling innovation in favor of tried and true formula.

Remember... all things start with a dream. Reality has to begin somewhere.
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Aarix  +   1811d ago
19 Disagrees? God damn cant you fanboys take a joke?
Raven_Nomad  +   1812d ago
3rd party Exclusives are pretty close to being at an end anyway.
Most people by now can own all three consoles pretty cheaply and exclusive means jack squat to you like it does me anyway.
kudakadere  +   1812d ago
The promblem is SONY is prepared to make the best looking , best playing games on the markert purely for their Hard-core audience however they are not prepared to spend money they can you to make games on markerting their games .
Stealth20k  +   1812d ago
theres still a ton of exclusives out there and that will never change
thedarkvault  +   1812d ago
I think they just love all the free marketing they get from Microsoft on multiplats. Sure that powerful GTA/Battlefield ad might have a big 360 logo at the end, but the PS3 owner isn't gonna disregard that game or run out and get a 360 to play it, they will just say "Oh I'm gonna get that for PS3", the ad still does it's job of showing you the game even though it's paid for by the other platform.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1812d ago
“When you make a title exclusive, you limit its promotional power; we don’t want to do that,” Sony brand manager Scott McCarthy said. “We want games to be as big as possible — it’s great for the industry. We work very closely with our [third party] publishers, not necessarily to lock down games exclusively, but to lock up exclusive parts of games.”

when sony says it its cool, when MS says it they are ruining gaming

perhaps I'm over simplifying, buts its near the end of my work day, and I'm tired. I'm going home to play Killzone 3. Does anyone know if they retro map pack is available on psn and if so how much does it cost?
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Tommykrem  +   1812d ago
It's a pretty noble way to go.
You pay for making your own games better, instead of paying to make other peoples's games reach fewer.
PirateThom  +   1812d ago
Even worse, exclusive DLC has been one of the most anti-consumer things I have seen this gen. Anyone who buys a multiplatform game, regardless of platform, should have the same level of support and content.
MrBeatdown  +   1812d ago
I don't see that as being anywhere near as bad as paying for outright exclusivity, assuming that exclusivity was paid for with the sole purpose being to keep it off the competitor's console. Exclusives for the sake of taking advantage of a single console's strengths however, I think is great.

Still, I agree they both suck. I think the best option would be for Sony or MS to get the DLC, not as an exclusive, but instead, have the DLC for free on one platform. Offer all DLC on both platforms, but give Sony and MS the option to basically buy the DLC at a discounted rate for all owners of the game.
NiKK_419  +   1812d ago
well said, both of you.
btk  +   1812d ago
At the start of a console generation, 3rd Parties will be tempted to go exclusive. When the console numbers hit 20 million, 3rd parties will be tempted NOT to go exclusive.
ATiElite  +   1812d ago
Why waste money by throwing it at developers for timed exclusive DLC? Developers have been pumping this crap out in record time just to get a free check from M$.

I like that Sony would rather spend money so it's studios can just pump out great games. Seriously PS3 Exclusives vs. 360 Timed DLC is a NO BRAINER!!

Sony has given it's gamers and the gaming world some of the greatest games ever versus Microsoft just buying up DLC on Multi-plats. In the end when the time is up PS3 owners get the DLC anyway which is dumb and a waste of cash.
LoneWanderer09  +   1812d ago
Exclusives are great
danthebios  +   1812d ago
If they made a multiplatform game that uses 2dvds for the xbox,then i would get it for my ps3,but if it only uses 1dvd for the xbox,its a waste.Just my opinion folks.I rather like exclusives,because it was made for the console.
Aarix  +   1811d ago
how about if you can install the 2nd and 3rd disc and just use the 1st disc all the time.
Ludakriss  +   1812d ago
"It's great for the industry" yeah, and fuck the consumer...
Wizziokid  +   1812d ago
Sony dislike exclusives? then why do they have so many and so many good ones at that, shouldn't it be Microsoft hates exclusives, it looks that way anyway.
hellzsupernova  +   1812d ago
read the article.
mattiebo123  +   1811d ago
At no point did they say they dislike exclusives in that article :|
Picnic  +   1811d ago
Can somebody fire Sony brand manager Scott McCarthy? The point of a ‘brand’ is surely its unique selling points. I know that Sony were convinced that this was the Bluray with the PS3 but, no, it actually it is the games. So why would you want to weaken your brand by having lots of multiformat games instead of lots of exclusives?

The only sensible truth is that exclusive games cost too much and that they have to be picky.

If they have any sense, they will be willing to pay to try to make Bioshock Infinite a timed exclusive.
TacoTaru  +   1811d ago
Sony is thinking of how much money they can make if they port Uncharted and their other first party games to the 360 and the Wii. - and of course their NGP games to the 3DS so they will actually sell some. ^^
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bananlol  +   1811d ago
Uncharted on the wii would look horrible.
xfrgtr  +   1811d ago
"Sony Dislikes Console Exclusive Titles".
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! So Sony dislikes GT5,Uncharted,inFAMOUS,Little big planet,Ratchet and clank,Killzone......
LOL!the xbots are so deperate
Shawtymann  +   1811d ago
The only reason we see less 3rd party exclusives is because the 360 & PS3 are neck & neck sales wise. If there was a bigger install base difference we'd see more exclusives on which ever console was leading like the PS2.
PS3BURN  +   1811d ago
Go tell your story to a bathroom wall Scott!
Sony is responsible for the VERY BAD MARKETING that made exclusive games for PS3 sell like smelly shit. The Killzone 3 marketing campain AGAIN is a total flaw if you ask me. It's a great (maybe the greatest) shooter but it doesn't get half the attention the average COD title gets. If Sony would market their products in a better way they wouldn't have to come up with stupid comments like this.
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ReBurn  +   1811d ago
It's not like there are that many 3rd party exclusives these days anyway.

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