Metal Gear Solid 4 was released on June 12, 2008 exclusively for the Playstation 3. Since then, the game has been garnishing rave reviews including a 10 from IGN and Gamespot, arguably two of the most respected gaming site in the gaming industry. Despite being confirmed as an exclusive for the Playstation 3 by Kojima and Sony, rumors are still flying around that a 360 version of the universal acclaim game is already in development.
Lets consider the possibility that a 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4 is to be confirm in the near future. What effects will it have on Sony? The answer is simple, nonewhatsoever.
Fans of the series would have already bought a Playstation 3 for the game and played it to death. If a 360 version of the game was to be announced then it would be released months or even a year from now. By then the hype for the game would be non-existent. It certainly will not push hardware sales for Microsoft's console as it did for Sony's. Sure Sony would lose another exclusive, but by the time a 360 version of the game is released Sony would have had better 1st and 2nd party exclusive titles on store shelves. The only effect a 360 version of the game would cause is a fanboy riot. Which would die down a day or two just like the announcement of Final Fantasy XIII going multi.