Why FFXV and Kingdom Hearts 3 should have been exclusive
Now, we know that SE have been weird this gen, mostly due to MS's checks and Ex-CEO Mr. Wada. I do not want them to be like this again for the next-gen console cycle, but it seems they will be anyway as they are starting off in the wrong foot. I want them to be great again and have the fans loving them again as well. They will not be that way if they keep making the same mistakes.
I read this article and it seemed to have great points http://www.junkiemonkeys.co...
"Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II were groundbreaking titles that rocked the PlayStation 2 over a decade ago. It still doesn't make sense; chosen to release their upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix exclusively on the PlayStation 3. It's weird that Square Enix would choose to release an HD collection on one console and release Kingdom Hearts III on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.I just do not understand the logic behind SE's decision other than money, money, money."
If they want to release KH3 for Xbox one, why in the world is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix not out on Xbox 360? If gamers want to get KH3 for xbox one and it's their only console, those who only owned the Xbox brand in their past will not know the backstory! Doesn't Square-Enix care about them to understand the whole story? If they never played the KH games and only owned the Xbox, why would they suddenly care about KH3 when it releases? Especially, since, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is only on PS3?
Now, it seems the obvious reason for them to make both games multi-platform was to make the most money, but that logic is wrong right now and I'll explain why.
First, lets look at the sales for FF13
The sales were dominate 5:2.
Now at FF13-2
You see the sales for PS3 were again dominate even more 4:1.
I expect FF13 Lightning Returns to be as dominating for PS3 with the 4:1 ratio. I don't see a reason why it won't change, and the biggest JRPG fans own a PS3.
With the extra budgeting plans that developers have to do with the process of making a game multi-platform, this domination of sales shown is not worth it. If they make it for one platform, they can release the game quicker, and this will be able to have them releasing more games overall, which would make them even more profit and we the consumers enjoy more great games. Remember we had games delayed about at least 5 months because they decided to make a game multi-platform; FF13 and Rayman Legends come to mind. Not only that, the games quality will increase because they will focus and use the full power of one system, which will create an even better game, resulting in higher reviews and creating even more sales.
Second, currently the Xbox one and PS4 sales is at zero. Now, based on polls, customer demand and response, we will know there be a much higher quantity of PS4s sold. I can guarantee you that if FFXV and KH3 were mentioned as exclusives, there would be a lot more PS4s sold, and I am talking way before and just as the games would of released. Those are games people would buy a system for, especially if both of them were exclusive. Many people have mentioned they have first bought the PS3 for one of the reasons to play FF13VS; way before the game was set in stone on when it will come out. The proof is there. If both these games released only on PS4 and were both great, a very high quantity of PS4s would have been sold. The PS4 is also the cheaper platform, more consumers will get it anyhow, so overall their profit would have been huge as the PS4 console would have dominated in sales, SE wouldn't have to worry about getting their investment back. These games as exclusives would have been a huge turning point for SONY, it was because of their platform SE became big. (I said big, not started) Like I said, their profits would be fine.
Also SE, you have blacklisted SONY this gen. Released multiple console exclusives for the Xbox brand, while taking away SONY's exclusives as well. Do them and the fans some service, release console exclusives for them. FF14 doesn't count as MS didn't want it on their systems and re-releasing old games does not count either. MS won't even have Xbox One available in your home country until after a year, that doesn't offend you or even care?
Just make the right choice and make at least one of these games exclusive.