CVG: Are console exclusives dead?

With multi-platform games making up the lion's share of gaming quality these days, then, are console exclusives really as relevant as they once were?

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NYC_Gamer2343d ago

multi-platform software make up most of the sales charts and plus many of them outsell the first party exclusives

NukaCola2343d ago

No. Even if the don't sell well, exclusive make the console. If both HD consoles were exactly the same, then what mascots would define them? If the Wii had no Nintendo game, and only watered down versions of it's big brothers, who would buy one?

GameTavern2343d ago

That's the point though, its up to Nintendo, Sony and MS to define their consoles, not 3rd parties.

I've said it for years now, if the big 3 aren't flipping your bills, I see no reason for a 3rd party developer to keep a game exclusive.

ApplEaglElephant2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

Just go look at metacritic.

Like more than 1/3 of 90+ games are exclusives on PS3.that is HUGE amount of games that are exclusives.

reynod2343d ago


"If the Wii had no Nintendo game, and only watered down versions of it's big brothers, who would buy one? "

By that standard, PS3 and Xbox 360 would have watered down versions compared to the PC, plus it would be more expensive per game too, so who would buy the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions?

Every platform has its market, people buy it regardless.

XDF2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

"Like more than 1/3 of 90+ games are exclusives on PS3.that is HUGE amount of games that are exclusives."

Your math is way off buddy. Where did you get the 1/3 of 90 plus are all PS3 exclusives from? It has a total of maybe 10 exclusive games at 90 and above. X360 have a total of 11 games at 90 and above while Nintendo Wii have 9. Add in about the 20 plus other 3rd party multiplatform game with 90 plus, then you are looking at maybe 20% for the PS3.

Also both of the big X360 exclusives aka Gears of War 3 and Forza are at 91% and no doubt Uncharted 3, Halo Anniversary, and of course Zelda Skyward Sword will get 90 plus as well.

Exclusives are good and well alive IMO but claiming superior exclusives on the console of you choice and throwing random numbers out there is just plain sad.

Mr Logic2342d ago

Maybe next time actually stop to think what the person you are replying to is actually saying.

Going by metacritic PS3 has 37 games that scored at 90 and above, assuming my math is not wrong. 12 of those games are exclusive to PlayStation. So while not more than 1/3 ApplEaglElephant is roughly correct.

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Thatguy-3102343d ago

when it comes to 3rd parties then yea they are dead. But Sony and nintendo do a great job pumping out exclusives and doesnt really need 3rd party exclusives. mICROSFT needs to work on that because at the end of the day exclusives are what separate theses consoles and make them unique.

Solidus187-SCMilk2343d ago

Multiplats may be the most popular and make up most of the games, console exclusives are still pretty popular.

Even among the multiplats, games like gears 3 and uncharted 3 are pretty popular, and are some of the best games available across any platform.

iamnsuperman2343d ago

Its in a console manufacter to make exclusives to sell systems. Third part it is in their best intrest to make a large profit (nore often than no going multiplat). How is this so hard to understand. Exclusives are not dead and will always exsist for this percific reason. To sell the console.

xer02343d ago


Also, If exclusives were dead, then Microsoft and Sony would be selling their studios this minute.

Meh... I'm surprised this article is coming from CVG.

Hockeydud192343d ago

Uncharted 3 and Gears of War 3 beg to differ..well maybe not Gears because the "trilogy" is supposedly done, but that's what Halo 3 said too.

GunofthePatriots2343d ago

Yes, except for first party games.

slainbaby2343d ago

Which is exactly what the article says.

Shadowaste2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

Exclusives are some of the BEST reasons to own a particular platform;

Starcraft 2
Arma 2
Empire Total War
Ratchet and Clank
Alan Wake

These are some of gamings greats, and if you do not have a PC, 360, ps3, Wii, DS, you miss out on a lot of fun.

I realize not everyone can afford all consoles and a gaming pc, but, if gaming is your true hobby, passion and source of entertainment, you owe it to yourself to find ways to at least sample the greats.

Play at a buddies house, trade consoles with a trusted friend, buy used, get a second job(that can be hard I know, finding one good job is hard enough)

In closing, no, console and pc exclusives will never die, they are what differentiates one from the other, and I love me some exclusives!!

Mikefizzled2343d ago

Castlevania isn't exclusive?
Also you missed of the PS3s highest selling exclusive GT 5?

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