Sony's range of exclusives is certainly unbeatable, but is the large quantity diluting the worth of bigger titles?
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.
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...
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.
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
Yakuza, Ratchet and Clank, Demon's souls, God of War and GT5 also If you havent played Yakuza you need too
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.
Well resistance is done for so killzone is it for now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
they should release less exclusives a year/ focus more on quality and promotion.
Ill agree with more promotion but there no sloths when it comes to quality.
keep the games coming Sony, that whats set PS3 apart.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
Funny how no one ever says 3rd parties should stop making so many games when most multi plats don't sell or MS should stop publishing Kinect games and arcade games when 99% of Kinect and arcade games don't sell. Most PS3 exclusives DO sell more than most multi plats. Killzone 3 outsold Brink and Homefront on PS3. MLB The Show outsold MLB 2k on PS3. LBP2 outsold Rayman Origins on PS3. Uncharted 3 outsold Batman Arkham City on PS3. For every multi plat that you name that outsold PS3 exclusives I can name 10 multi plats that didn't outsell PS3 exclusives. And for the people who keep saying PS3 exclusives don't sell like Halo and Gears, GT5 is over 7 million sold and Gears 2 is at 6 million so leave Gears out of that equation from now on.
Real talk. I thought Sesame Street and Disneyland was gonna kill with the casuals. Rise of Nightmare-0.28m Kinect: Disneyland Adventures-0.60m Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster - 0.29m
MS doesn't publish every game for starters kinect games dont cost 20 million to make gears didnt even cost 20 million.. also epic made 3 gears game in the time it took pd to make GT5/P. GT5 cost 50 million to gears 50 million on 3 games which is at 18 million vs 12 for gt so gears generated more money 18 million full price vs 1 full price and a 40 dollar demo
Sony biggest issue is inconsistent advertising. Hell Vita is on the way and the only commercial I've seen regarding it was with Taco Bell running a giveaway.
Most people dont have a clue whats on offer on their systems, they just end up buying the same old thing year after year.
I seriously doubt Gears of War 3 outsold all of these combined. Uncharted 3 LittleBigPlanet 2 Killzone 3 inFAMOUS 2 Resistance 3 Socom 4 Motorstorm Apocalypse
its funny your comparing one game to seven different games.
The author did. "Fascinatingly, Microsoft and Epic Games' 'Gears of War 3', the only Xbox 360 exclusive blockbuster to be released in 2011, sold more than every PlayStation 3 exclusive combined." Now that's funny .... errr .... wrong.
Don't know if its right or wrong but the sales are very close. All Sony really needs is better marketing.
Gears of war 3 outsold all exclusives combined? Uncharted 3 is at 3.5 million and Littlebigplanet 2 is at 2.42 million. Gears of war 3 is at 5.17 million, so it's nowhere near outselling all combined.. What are they talking about?
They're too busy kissing microsoft's ass to worry about making sense.
People will say anything as long as it makes what they are defending look good. Microsoft makes a big stink about every exclusive they have and people don't realize that despite the fact that Sony's exclusives don't sell as much as them individually they more then out sell them combined. I don't understand what is so hard to understand. You make more exclusives, you can't concentrate on them all, some won't sell much as others. It was the same thing with the PS1 and PS2 and no one complained about 'too many games to play'. I missed out on more then half the PS1 and Ps2 games and never minded that their were so many. Also I would like people to stop with the Sony should make less games and concentrate on QUALITY. That word 'quality' I don't understand. Dead Island was a badly made, cliched glitchy mess and it sold 2-3 million copies. Many big game companies release glitchy, broken, easily hacked games with bad story, bad dialogue, crappy SP etc and still sell millions. So I want to know what is Sony doing so different from everyone else that people would attack Sony for 'quality' of games? I remember people harping on and on about how R3's server not being able to take the load the first day of MP as unprofessional and proof that Insomniac wasn't one of the 'big dogs'. But recently one of war shooters that came out its servers shut down the same week the game was released. So is the same 'quality' the 'big dogs' have that people what Sony to have?
"While there are some great single-player offerings on 360, its flagship series' are all made big by what they offer competitively, rather than individualistically. It's the complete opposite on PlayStation 3." Agreed, and I'm glad about that, but they shouldn't forget all the great multiplayer experiences on PS3: Twisted Metal, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm, Warhawk, Starhawk etc. And the Gears of War 3 comment... If it did outsell all those games, it would have to have sold about 8 million. I don't think it has.
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