Ubisoft's high definition revamp of cult classic Beyond Good & Evil launches as a downloadable Xbox Live Arcade game today. But what about the PlayStation 3 version?
Classic Microsoft. Instead of funding games from the ground up or establish their own studios like Sony, all they do is buy timed exclusivity and DLC. Behold, MS's contribution to gaming culture. Very innovative.
At least it's working... Take a look at the sales XBL vs PSS... @tilian, you don't understand tilian, do you? Microsoft's strategy is working, they keep obtain exclusivity on dozens of titles each year. Gamers want the last game available on the plateform where it's available. A lot of people own both systems, they don't to WAIT severals weeks or months to get one game. @Corrwin, oh yeah, show me where will you? There are almost no public numbers for the playstation store sales, there is probably a good reason, don't you think? More users you say? Or more accounts? You know like me that the offer is very different if you compare US pss or EURO pss, for exemple, and many people use 2 or 3 accounts to help with this problem. Don't bring that pitiful excuse of the number on the table, it has no sense.
Don't care about sales. I'm not an investor. I'm a gamer who cares about new innovative IPs and creativity--games like Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Last Guardian, Flower etc.
The sales that show there are more PSN users than XBL users?
What are the sales number of XBL vs PSN? Its not like they're talked about all that much. Its also not like an HD remake of an old game known as a low selling underground good title is going to make me buy a 360.
Whether people here want to believe it or not... there are people that aren't fanboys and own both systems. So if it comes out first on one system and the person actually wants it... where do you think they will get it?
Anytime Microsoft have these XBLA promotions the games are exclusive in some capacity (timed or otherwise). I find it funny when you get ridiculed for paying for XBL and yet those same people complain about having to wait longer for content.
so we're even using the amount of subscribers there are, to optional services, in fanboy arguments now? @kasasensei - "At least it's working" ? how can you disagree? are xbl subscribers getting this alittle bit earlier than psn subs better than MS putting it towards their own game development?
What kasasensei said is true for the most part. Look at Mass Effect 2 sales for example or Bioshock. Look at GTA IV sales and then compare those to how well GTA sold on the Playstation 2 compared to the original XBOX versions that Sony had timed exclusives for back then. Microsoft brought a level playing field among 3rd party publishers and to do that they had to be very aggressive. Tilian, if you really are a gamer then look at XBOX Live Arcade and tell me, are there no exclusives there? There are lots of Live Arcade games not found on the Playstation Network. Rest assured, i have access to both networks. Love Joe Danger and love Limbo for example. PSN + is also going the route of getting early access on games and lots of people want to be the first to play them.
Dude it works in a way. I own all three consoles this gen. I want to play this game, so which am I gonna choose ? Yeah the one I can play it on first. It's not a console preference, it's just I can play it earlier than I could if I waited for it to come on my PS3. One week or so would be different, but months difference then sure I'll buy it for my 360.
im so pissed, i could buy this on 360 but i have no points, however i got playstation credit for xmas that needs spending and i was under the impression this was coming to ps3 tomorrow, and i couldnt wait! seriously im so shitted off! way to make my day MS. why disagree, i think i know what consoles i own and have credit on...
I can wait. Not like it's a masterpiece of a game like ICO/SotC or anything.
If it's a good price, I may buy it again... for the 3rd time. Can we just have BGE2, Ubisoft? How about I communicate this request in a language you will understand: "HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUR Beyond GOOD DUR EVIL 2, KTHNX BUY!"
It doesn't bother me. My PS3 doesn't like to play disc based games during the summer months so I will stick to PSN games for that period and this seems to be the perfect game.
This is kind of annoying. I'm a PlayStation 3 owner and Beyond Good & Evil HD is something I have been looking forward to. Can somebody explain to me how a 7 years old game can be used as a Temporary Exclusive? I thought this was supposed to help BG&E get its deserved glory and make us remember how awesome Michel Ancel is. This should be more in favor of those making Beyond Good & Evil 2 right now than in favor of Microsoft, it's a damn classic, let everyone who is interested in getting this game have it already!
this is what MS does though, they have nothing to announce so they go back to the old "timed exclusive" BS and once again thanks to MS the gamers miss out.
Not XBL gamers.
yeah not xbl for sure, i own around 22 xbl arcade games, so far ive bought nothing on psn, this was going to be my first downloaded game on ps3, ive struggled since xmas to find something on psn that was worthy of downloading and i didn't already own on xbl.
My guess is that it has to do with the overall popularity of DL games. That despite millions of people actually being on PSN and XBL, so far the most successful DL game has sold around 100k with 10k the seeming average. With those kinds of numbers it proabbly didn't take MS much to make the argument for timed exclusivity.
Too many games to play this season. A DL game is going to have a difficult time trying to fit in due to the overwhelming games this season. I barely finished Lara Croft: GoL simply by dedicating 30 minutes per week. That's how much time I've got for other games like that. But I will get this game Day 1, I've heard nothing but good reactions from it. -End statement
I still haven't finished Lara Croft: GoL. I'm trying to get all the achievements first time around.
How about a big F off to MS. It will be a great day when they finally have to exit the gaming market. I don't believe for a minute that Kinect is selling as well as they would have us believe. They contribute nothing to gaming. They are leeches. Keep burning through cash MS. The shareholders will eventually win.
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