As with most multiplatform titles, Resident Evil 5 is now being advertised in the UK for Xbox 360 with no mention of the PS3 version.
simple as that ! when somethin is good u don't need to advertise it except for the start
Don't blame Microsoft just because they have a larger advertising budget than Sony. MUCH larger it seems.
mannn there's enough commercialism in the world, dude.
Oh hell no Hydrolex. Do not use Toyota for an example of the 360. Toyota's are the most reliable car/truck company in the world. Except for those German engineered cars though. :). A better comparison would be the PS3 being the Ferrari and the 360 being an American company like Ford. Unreliable and overpriced. You know, Ford as in, (F)ix (O)r (R)epair (D)aily. (F)ound (O)n (R)oad (D)ead
That's life. Dirty tricks are very much a part of American business culture. Microsoft is not the only company who'd pay for this kind of pseudo-exclusivity.
I think it depends on who made the commercial. If it was paid for AND MADE BY Microsoft, then it's completely understandable not to include the competitors logo. But if the commercial was made by Capcom, REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY GET THERE MONEY FROM, as an honest producer and publisher of the game, they should include ALL the systems that the game is available for. Even if that should includes the PC or Wii. Not doing so would be misleading to the public. However, commercials made by Sony or Microsoft or even Nintendo (thank God the Big N has not gotten themselves caught up in this silly war) should be about THEIR system WITH said game included or featured in the commercial as again, airing a commercial that masquerades as being a commercial from Capcom or other game developer would again, be misleading the public.
Wenis, it's not that.. it's that Capcom is allowing such a thing... since.. actually.. it's up to capcom weither or not there should be an exclusive logo at the end of a commercial.. and considering how much they worked on giving themselves a new identity by saying.. "we will go fully multiplat this year" so basically they shi** on their own words by allowing such thing. something is telling me Capcom is doing everything to pleese MS. my question is why? Sony has close to same fanbase in USA, and if not more in Europe... so i don't get it... :S
Some of you are complaining becasue micro IS doing what a company is suppose to do, support their product by advertising. If thats dirty then the whole world is full of filthy lowdown dirty company's that want you to buy the stuff they sell. ha ha OK, I'm lying yes I can believe some of you would complain, this is n4g, right? lmfao, Cry some more. JOY
sad trend if this continues. I remember greenberg on G4TV actually replied to exclusive lineup questions with "street fighter and resident evil 5!" I dont even think he knew until sessler mentioned those are third party games. Its pretty clear MS would rather spend the money pretending to have exclusives than to actually create them. I think we are going to see a repeat of GTA4. If GTA4 didn't move consoles, not too sure Resident Evil will. If exclusives allegedly dont matter, why the front? Theres nothing wrong with it, just sad.
I distinctly remember Call of Duty 4 commercials stating now on PS3...at least in the states. Welcome to the wonderful world of advertising...people should pay more attention to what is NOT said. I will leave it up to the coporate cheerleaders to debate who is the worst at it...like it matters.
@above "now on" and "only for" are two totally different things.
Unfortunately these "country exclusive" adverts are going to trick people into making decisions they would otherwise not make because of meager wording on Microsoft's part.
And they have done everything in getting the game plenty of exposure to the Xbox fanbase so It's no surprise. I'm sure some exclusive advertising to go with that RE5 bundle and exclusive red xbox 360 was all part of a well thought out marketing for a game MS really wanted to have exclusive to there platform. ^^
No !!!!!!! Have you seen Toyota advertising ? FUK YEAAAAAA all the fuking time Ferrari = PS3 Toyota = 360
Lets see Toyota anything (car since you brought up Ferarri) more gas mileage and cheaper repairs More longevity and a good middle ground for most people So your right 360 is a better overall system while the ps3 is high end - less popular for being high end both are good and your a terrible fanboy
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HAHAHAHAHA LOL :) but serious both are awesome
oh fuk yea 360 does it in 2 weeks
TOYOTA SUCK ASS== XBOX CHEVY ROCKS==PS3
because there no good exclusives on the 360
don't twist that any way
The funny thing is, these "exclusive" ads don't really have that big an impact. Not as big as you'd think anyway. Now, most big releases in the UK have 360 taking number 1 spot with PS3 in number 2, but it's usually down to install base rather than any kind of advertising push. They should be spending money on their exclusive games.
Completely unrelated, thanks for that.
Just figure the rest out thom. Well you stated that Microsoft does not spend money on their games example when GDC hit last year Gears of War 2 was announced then, till the release of the game they spend money on the exclusive. So... my point is untill games are announced that's when the time comes for the money to be thrown around.
Why would an ad for a game on the 360 also advertise the PS3 version ? Microsoft has the money to advertise & Sony does not it is that simple & PS3 Exclusives suffer for it
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It only shows up during Microsoft conferences at E3 the past 2 years and Microsoft's got the special edition console SKU (Sony has one too, but only in Japan). Who didn't see the exclusive ad rights to the game coming as well? They've obviously had a deal with Capcom since the beginning. It did remind me of Greenberg belting out multiplats when asked about 2009 360 exclusives in that G4 interview.
Thats what I said earlier as well, ads like these cause nothing but false perception that RE5 is a 360 exclusive.
That's the idea.
for the first half of 2009. (or Maybe whole 2009?) MS really has to sell the BLOODY 360 at this moment, otherwise really nothing to do until this coming E3.
So now the 360's only hope is RE5? Wow, I did not know that.. Goes back to playing Halo Wars..
witch is all bs no one needs saving. back to work :)
There must be some kind of free advertising deal for publishers willing let this happen to their adverts. I mean, with Tomb Raider, GTA and Resident Evil it just seems to be a petty scream of; "Look!!!! We got old Playstation affliated franchises!!!". Still, did any one really think that Sony had to do the same with Mirrors Edge a while ago?
So is this were Microsoft's money is going towards now? This is actually very funny. Microsoft's attempts at securing some sort of exclusivity concerning third-party software just keeps getting lower and lower: First they pay for software exclusivity, then they go down a notch and start paying for DLC exclusivity, now it seems they have gone down further than that by paying for exclusive advertisement space. Next thing you know they will resort to paying for exclusive shelf space in certain retail chains...Oh wait...they have already gone that far with Gamestop.
I really don't see the problem here. Sony thinks they're too good to advertise and Microsoft thanks them for it. I'm an admitted Sony fanboy and I think they do an overall awful job at advertising. Their advertising is at the point where any random N4G user could do a better job than the folks they hired. Only one Killzone 2 commercial that has you following a bullet for 30 seconds? That's excellent for us here who understand the point behind it and how it was made, but it means absolutely nothing to the average Joe. How about some gameplay commercials too? They need to learn that it's ok to spend money on ads. If you do it the right way, you'll make back every dime you spent and some extra.
Maybe that how they get the dumb ppl out of Killzone 2, those who dont get it dont buy.
At the end of the day it's business,that's all it is. Microsoft paid Capcom a hefty sum of money for Marketing rights on their games(Lost Planet 2 reveal being exclusive to XBL,etc),don't be upset simply because Microsoft are completely desperate at this point in their products' life and will do anything and everything to deceive uninformed consumers into believing popular products made by other companies are being supported only on their(Microsofts)product. So relax,it's just aggressive business tactics by a company desperate for success.
yeah, just look at the Japan sales numbers, they speak for themselves. While RE5 will sell more in the UK, Europe as a whole will have higher sales numbers for the PS3
There've been countless co-marketing deals with Microsoft. NO EFFING SURPRISE.
@Kevin I def agree,sonys advertising this gen is terrible.I miss the PS1 and PS2 days when Sony knew how to advertise.
It not surprising. MS obviously have a deal with Capcom, just like Sony have a Deal with EA over here which means that all EA games advertised will only show Playstation consoles in the adverts
SONY: Make good games to prove the power of PS3 -> People buy PS3 for those games and increase the total sale -> Third parties start making PS3 games. MS: Spend some money to buy good third party games to sell more 360 -> People buy 360 for cheaper price There is one step missing in MS plan, R&D. Pouring in money to earn more money is not what I want to see. What I want to see is better games, not better advertisements. I don't care who earns more money for this business, since I am just a gamer. I bought PS3 because I'm technologically fascinated with the features of it and the games which try to use them. On the other hand, I've seen many JRPGs failures because of little business of MS. It was not only the problem of the games themselves, but they are simply mislocated. While it seems obvious that those games are for Japanese and would sell much more in PS3 in Japan, they are just sacrificed to expand MS' share in Japan for tiny-little-bit. I wonder why MS just tries to absorb those Japanese game companies.
I think by now anyone knows RE5 is multiplat... who cares how it's advertised?
Everyone that goes on the internet and forums and such but we are the educated gamers. We are not the majority of gamers though. Microsoft stops at nothing, I will be LMAO the day they start giving away the 360 just to say they have more consoles out than Sony. Microsoft is like herpes, they just wont go away.
can you really blame microsoft? i mean there console aint really got any real exclusives this year so the only exclusives they are gonna get is advertising! its obvious what microsoft are trying to do though. i really dont get why the hell capcom would even want to show only one logo at the end? what the hell is in it for them and they may lose some sales from it and i really dont get why the hell microsoft would pay for this crap when they get absolutly f all from it! it still on the foking ps3 so what the fok is the foking point! jesus christ!
sony should reply with a bloody price cut and start advertising the living $hit out of the new price! that would shut microsoft up for ever when they are getting outsold 10 to 1 every week.
capcom just thinks the western world loves the 360 and will do anything to please MS because the western world is where most of the money is nowadays. What they don't understand, is that the western world does not love the 360 as much as Capcom thinks.
If M$ & Sony were to build a plane which one would u ride on?
doesn't matter because a lot of people know RE is a ps franchise.sf iv sold more on ps3 in uk and i bet it didn't have ad's.
the JFK assassination and all of the UFO sightings also. You Playstation die hards are complete jack @sses. Keep it up,because I enjoy your delusions thoroughly.
Sony is focusing it's advertising on it's exclusives, why would they spend money advertising a game which somebody might buy for the 360? They know they LOTS of great exclusives out already, and the best to come this year so they are focusing on that - Killzone 2 was first. It makes sense, tell people why they should choose PS3 by showing them games which only appear on it
smart move by the 360. But I would say most gamers are so familier with playstation and resident evil that its a hard win to fight.
why should they pu the PS3 in the adds?
False advertising is against the LAW
Does it really matter about the 360 advertisments? I'm pretty sure that anyone who wants RE5 already did their research and know which system it's on!? and as for new customers, I'm confident that when they see the display of RE5 on store shelfs for the 360, they're most likely gonna see the PS3 version next to it as well. SO who F#!Kin cares!
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