Microsoft’s introduction of the Xbox 360 was a nod to the past, and future of gaming. Ushering in the age of the social gamer, by giving us a way to play together, communicate with one another, and the world at large. Seamless play with an interface that made the future we were gaming in comfortable. Not one game on the PS3 could not have been made for the Xbox 360. Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most complete monster of a title eclipsing all games in terms of overall technical mastery. I find it infinitely hard to believe that the Xbox 360 would have had a hard time with a game like Uncharted 3. For God’s sake it’s a single player game, that isn’t even open world. It's an achievement for the PS3, but the comparisons don't hold water without any exclusive game on another platform. So yes, it sounds good to say exclusives are the benchmark. It is also a lie, because it's a proclamation made in a vacuum. We can’t gloss over the most necessary of reasons why the PS3 was a shamble of a console, and survived more on the PS brand than its own merit.