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Are Exclusive Games As Important Now As They Were In Past?

TheCrapgamer of GamerXchange.net writes:
I remember when I was younger exclusive games were all the rage, you were either in the Mario camp or the Sonic The Hedgehog camp, I resided in the Sonic camp, I was a true sucker for “Blast Processing”, whatever that was…I’ve still never figured it out, but it sounded cool. Even though the Super Nintendo eventually outsold the Sega Genesis, there was a time when the Genesis was actually doing better and one of the reasons for this was the exclusives, you could make a case for the incredible advertising Sega was doing at the time, Sega does, what NintenDONT is pure brilliance. Now days it seems that people use exclusives to defend their preferred console, but I personally think the day of the exclusive game actually being as relevant as in the past, is over.

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fluffydelusions2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Um yes of course. Exclusives define the console. Everyone knows xbox for halo, gears just like everyone knows playstation for uncharted, gran turismo etc. If it wasn't for exclusives what would be the point of all these different systems?

LOGICWINS2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

"If it wasn't for exclusives what would be the point of all these different systems?"

Different features: Online capability, RAM, ease of use, hard drive space, raw power etc.

Even though exclusives still matter, the COD series has proven that they aren't as important as they used to be.

fluffydelusions2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

"Different features: Online capability, RAM, ease of use, hard drive space, raw power etc."

Online features is the only one of that list that _really_ matters. You have to keep in mind that multiplat devs always cater towards the weaker console so the added RAM, power etc would never really get taken advantage of since they always want games to play identical across all platforms. Only 1st party studios really take advantage their respective system which is why PS3 exclusives always look better than multiplat games. And COD is one game. Halo and Gears sell great on 360 as do Uncharted and GT on PS3 so these exclusives definitely are still important, it's why people buy systems.

LOGICWINS2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

"Only 1st party studios really take advantage their respective system which is why PS3 exclusives always look better than multiplat games"

Okay, what your talking about is how the features I mentioned relate to gaming. I'm just talking about a system's features in general.

If console A has more RAM than console B, its easier to multitask. This could be a reason that a person may decide to get console A over console B.

Another example. If console B has a Blu-Ray player and console A doesn't have a Blu-Ray player, this could be a reason that a person chooses console B over console A.

Exclusives, nor games for that matter, are the only reason people buy consoles these days(contrary to N4G belief).

How many people bought a PS3 in 2006 to save money on a Blu-Ray player when Blu-Ray players at the time were valued at $1000?

"Halo and Gears sell great on 360 as do Uncharted and GT on PS3 so these exclusives definitely are still important, it's why people buy systems."

When did I say that they weren't important? I just said that they aren't as important as they USED to be.

GamersRulz2217d ago

you made the previous gens totally obsolete by your statement