Exclusivity is important when selling consoles but over the years how important has it become to have console exclusives.
Clearly exclusivity isn't all that important beyond, considering the most popular games aren't exclusive on either console (Xbox 360/PS3). Most bought and most played are all consistent.
Exclusives define the brand and can make a person want said console over other said console.
Gaming Droid False! Most popular game sales wise = Wii Sports Most popular game award wise = Uncharted 2
I'm sorry, but your comment fails on so many levels: ***Most popular game sales wise = Wii Sports*** Duh, it was a bundle! So of course it is going to have as many copies sold as the console! That doesn't illustrate exclusive games sell consoles or sell well at all. Is Wii Sports a good game? Yes, I do love it! ***Most popular game award wise = Uncharted 2*** Companies care considerably less for awards, than they do sales. In fact, they covet awards as a marketing tool! The devs will likely take pride in it. The only value really is as theonlylolking pointed out, it is a selling point, but as we discovered it is a relatively weak one compared to other factors. Exclusivity is no longer as important as it once was.... Most bought and most played is consistently multi-platform games. Clearly people don't care for exclusivity!
Exclusives validate a console purchase ( & they are the showcase)..... otherwise why there should be multiple platforms ? A good exclusive is always better than the gimped multiplats. (exemptions eg Bf3 / rage / tomb raider reboot....) A gamer need a good Quality game & value for his $60
agreed gamingdroid. if exclusives make console sales why is the xbox beating PS3 when PS3 is supposed to have all the exclusives. @wii sports lol......that didnt sell it was free with the console. a better console sells more consoles. exclusives arnt bad for the business there bad for the immature fanboys to frap over. this gen i have enjoyed plenty of multiplats over exclusives.
Why is the Xbox beating the PS3? First HD console on the market, great marketing/brand awareness and a year's head start would answer that question. That is all.
Its quite important because i don't think i would have bought a PS3 & XBOX tbh when i have a PC that does everything Gaming + Work etc etc , So makes sense to have exclusives from a sales stand point.
Of course exclusivity is important. It's one of the major factors that distinguishes one console from the other to the extent that, in many instances, people actually associate a franchise with the console. For the Xbox, it used to be Halo, Nintendo--> Mario and for Sony, in the early days, it used to be Crash Bandicoot although now its a completely different beast.
I think they are. I bought a PS3 originally because at the time, Final Fantasy XIII, DMC4 etc were meant to be exclusive. And I thought, well even though I have a Wii, the only way I can play a lot of my favorite franchises is to get a PS3.
Exclusivity can basically be a huge selling point for the hardware, a benefit for the corporations. From a consumers point of view it is pure bullshit, more platforms mean more natural game sales which also translates into more people enjoying that game. Exlusivity beeing a synonym of quality is pure bullshit, it's simply a bogus argument in favor of fanboyism or for the sake of beeing in denial about shitty work.
Very, but if I had only 3 core titles on my side of the fence...id downplay it too I guess. Exclusives show the power of a platform when the game is written directly for that architecture. Look at killzone and uncharted, look at reach and gears 3. Multiplatform, everyone looses because for the most part its built on a 1 power pc core idea, resulting in SPUs not being used on the ps side and the other two power pc cores not being used on the box, in layman'd terms.
Exclusivity is what tell really separates game platforms apart for if I saw three consoles all with the same exact games and same exact graphic detail then I wouldn't buy either because it would be a waste of time. Its the gamers that choose to divide themselves to cause a digital civil war instead of remaining united so everyone can see the advantages of enjoying titles from different perspectives. Don't blame the gun, only the person that wields it.
Exclusives have ALWAYS been important up until a couple of years ago.
A certain bunch of fanboys have made it their agenda this gen to write off exclusive games as unimportant when that category doesn't seem to be much in their favour. They can be as important (if not more so) as multiplatform games, even if not as popular. I hate it when people class great games as irrelevant because they're niche, poor sellers and/or not popular with the mainstream.
Exclusives arent that important as we like to think.most gamers support 3rd party software Alot more.That's why we have franchises like call of duty being the highest sold title on 360/ps3.most gamers on forums just use exclusives as bragging rights.
I remember when this gen first started and you couldn't go anywhere without seeing lists comparing exclusives for the 360 and PS3. Back then, the 360 had more so you pretty much knew the outcome. You don't see those list much anymore. It seemed pretty important to people then, now not so much hey?
The average gamer just wants to play good titles they don't care if it's exclusive or not
I agree. Exclusive or multiplat, a good game is a good game. I just find it interesting how things have changed. Exclusive games went from the most important thing in gaming, to "they're cool, but not necessary." That's all I'm saying.
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