Josh Rai on Tawkn.com writes: "Today I am directly looking at the PS3 and 360, and what it means for them to have third-party games go to each console. Sony launched the PS2 in 2000, and by winter 2001, they had four big third-party exclusives: Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto 3, Final Fantasy X, and Metal Gear Solid 2. Those games, along with Gran Turismo 3 and a $100 price cut, cemented the PS2's dominance last generation, and was a major reason why PS2 has sold the largest amount of consoles to date.
Jump ahead to 2009, where the 360 and PS3 are pretty close in worldwide sales. The only exclusives are first-party, or DLC, and the price of entry is still high, even after 2 or 3 years (depends where you measure from) from the start of this generation."