Why Sony Needs To Keep Pumping Out Exclusives

Sony's range of exclusives is certainly unbeatable, but is the large quantity diluting the worth of bigger titles?

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QuodEratDemonstrandm2317d ago

As cool as the sheer number of PS3 exclusives is, I'm more impressed with their diversity: InFamous, LittleBigPlanet, Heavy Rain, MGS4, Resistance, Killzone, Uncharted, there's something for everyone.

Well, Resistance and Killzone are pretty similar.

sikbeta2317d ago

They have loads of First Party Devs, why don't make them work one Studio per Genre: GG = FPS - SM = H&S - Whatever Studio Japan = JRPG or something that don't take years to come out - SP = Sadbox and so on...

Make a 2 games per year max, there is no point in throwing games and games if they're not going to sell as amazingly as the competition, also try to build franchises to make them huge sellers instead of let them die every new gen...

I_am_Batman2317d ago

Well Game Developers are artist just like musicians or film makers are. I think that most of the creative directors wouldn't like to be reduced to one specific genre. They need to have some variety from time to time or the quality of their games probably won't stay on the level it is right now.

sikbeta2317d ago

They can swap then, SM do H&S and moves to FPS *for example* so GG do FPS and moves to TPS and so on :D

MrDead2317d ago (Edited 2317d ago )

Yakuza, Ratchet and Clank, Demon's souls, God of War and GT5 also

If you havent played Yakuza you need too

QuodEratDemonstrandm2316d ago

GT5 looks like it might be beyond my ability. I'm awful at racing games. If my car is twice as fast as everyone else's, then I might finish in the middle of the pack (exaggerating... a little). I have God of War lined up to rent. I'll have to add Yakuza. I'm a little leery of Demon's souls after hearing of its difficulty.

Good additions to the examples I mentioned, though. Something for everyone.

NeoTribe2316d ago

Well resistance is done for so killzone is it for now.

LX-General-Kaos2317d ago

I wish sont would turn Warhawk back into a single player flight game. The 1st warhawk is one of my fav ps1 games. Very strange and unique flight game.

Getowned2317d ago (Edited 2317d ago )

I remeber that game too,It was really cool..but I do like the MP in the new warhawk.Lately I have been only playing SP for the past few months becuase I got bored of playing online all the time. right now I'm playing Skyrim,ME,and replaying DAO.I wanted to pick up twisted metal soon but im not sure about it Im a huge TM fan but I feel like they sorta ruined the game and turned it into cod with cars on crack I was really hyped for the game but I have mixed feelings about it now.

LX-General-Kaos2316d ago

Im gonna have to watch some videos on twisted metal again. Because saying twisted metal is anything like COD makes me sorta sad inside. I hope you are completely wrong. The only thing that upset me about twisted metal is that they left behind the twisted metal black world.

The music, story, and crazy ass riders in twested metal black was exactly what i was looking for in a game. Now most of the riders were taken away and replaced with factions.

Getowned2316d ago

I really hate to say Twisted Metal feels like cod but I really think they are trying to appeal to the cod kids with overly fast cars and really short game modes.I'm really mixed about it ,and all I know is that it is not the Twisted Metal I grew up with.I think I'm going to wait a while but I will pick it up.

DigitalAnalog2317d ago

Let's not forget these exclusives aren't there in a different plane, they are COMPETING with the multiplatform games. Thus any AAA game released would obviously hurt the potential sales of any exclusive offering SONY has. Even moreso if the exclusive doesn't live up to it's expectations.

SONY should focus on the quality of their exclusives rather than spreading them out so thinly especially when the market is already pumping up more games than wallets can buy. Many other companies are having "joint" projects on one games. Sony should do the same, like Zipper + Sony Bend for example.

NYC_Gamer2317d ago

they should release less exclusives a year/ focus more on quality and promotion.

NeoTribe2316d ago

Ill agree with more promotion but there no sloths when it comes to quality.

GamersRulz2317d ago (Edited 2317d ago )

keep the games coming Sony, that whats set PS3 apart.

Anon19742317d ago (Edited 2317d ago )

Agreed. And where the hell do these sites get their "Resistance 3 didn't break one million"? I keep hearing this parroted over and over again. Where's the press release? Where's the sales figures? Where's one shred of evidence that R3 hasn't broke a million? What on earth is this based on? And even if it's close to breaking a million, do any of these sites have any idea how rare that is? Over 80% of games released never see one million in lifetime sales.

It's like those sites that ran article after article complaining about the "LittleBigPlanet" flop after it's release and it sold what? 5 million or something? Of course, all those sites running those LBP doomed articles ran retractions when they were proven wrong...right?

Back in 2007, the 360 had all the games I wanted to play. I had a stack of them with no time to get through all of them. Now (actually, for the past couple of years) the PS3 has become my system with too many great games, not enough time. How could this possibly be a bad thing?

PimpDaddy2317d ago

Where is your proof that Resistance 3 has surpassed 1 million in sales? Before you bash the number being reported try to come up with a better counter argument based with facts instead of your opinion.

On topic: I agree that Sony needs to keep making exclusives. It really does help set them apart from their competition. Mainly the 360. But at the same time make sure they don't flood the market with games that are too similar in nature. Like releasing Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 in the same calendar year wasn't a good idea. That is my opinion anyways...

Hicken2316d ago

He's not saying it HAS passed a million. What he's saying is that all these sites keep claiming that it hasn't, when they've got no numbers to back that up. Where are THEIR facts? Before you bash this man's statement, you might want to have a better understanding of what's being said.

Hell, even VGChartz, which tends to track Sony exclusives lower than even officially quoted numbers, has Resistance sitting at 1.01 million.

Killzone and Resistance are similar in that they are sci-fi shooters. That's about all there is that's the same between em. The settings, plot, and characters are different. The looks, music, and atmosphere are different. The feel of the gameplay is different. Oh, they ARE both on PS3, though.

MysticStrummer2317d ago

Yes. As someone who buys one console per generation, I go with the one that has the games I want to play. Multiplats are fine, but exclusives are a major factor for me because obviously you can't play them anywhere else. I don't get it when people say it's all about multiplats, but to each his own I guess. I play a lot of games, multiplat and exclusive, but my list of favorite games this gen is mostly exclusives so I hope Sony stays the course and keeps bringing the games that can't be played elsewhere. As a non-shareholder, sales are only interesting to me in that most of the time they determine which games get sequels, and of course an online title needs a community. I still play MAG more than any other online FPS including BF3, despite the smaller number of online players, and my enjoyment of the game isn't effected one bit other than to think it's amazing more people won't give it a chance. MW3 isn't even a consideration, but now I'm going off on a tangent.

Nykamari2317d ago

MAG is by far my favorite shooter this gen, I play all the time. Shoot me a message I have a SVER and VALOR account, and about to start RAVEN.
On topic: Sony should never stop doing what makes the PS3 unique and that exclusive games with variety for all.

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