TGR News Roundup: Sony Loses Exclusive Again, Wii Played Least Among Current Consoles

The series director himself said his series may not stay PlayStation exclusive very long, but don't expect to see it on an Xbox any time soon.


“We look for that franchise to continue on as many platforms as possible.”

SCEA Hardware Marketing Director John Kroller. The story is factual, and current. An earlier version used an incorrect link to an old story, but that error has been fixed, and updated to use the new story. We apologize for the error.

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NeverforgetNES4670d ago

The Wii deal is right. My wii pretty much has sit here since I got done with Zelda and Trauma Center. I play my PS3 all the time.

redfield854670d ago

Mine hasn't sat THAT long, but I haven't played it in quite some time. I don't count Animal Crossing. Last game that had a point that I played on it was either Zack & Wiki or Smash Bros.

sonarus4670d ago

lol when did the series director say it wouldn't stap playstation exclusive for long? I would like to see the quote

Sony owns the IP for GT, Sony owns polyphony digital unless sony sanctions it GT5 stays on playstation period

- Ghost of Sparta -4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

How did Sony lose an exclusive when Gran Turismo is staying on PlayStation platforms?

Does no one here know that Sony owns Gran Turismo AND Polyphony Digital? Gran Turismo 5 will arrive on multiple platforms. And by that, they mean PS2 and PSP, not PC, Wii, 360.

Some people here just shouldn't have the right to post news and should be banned for their stupidity.

hay4670d ago

And! If it goes to different platforms, that means Sony wants it to go that way... Since... Guess what? Sony owns GT.

gambare4670d ago

the title and the quote are fake, the article don't mention something of losing the franchise, they mention a possibility of A GT title for PC but nothing more.

"The series director himself said his series may not stay PlayStation exclusive very long, but don't expect to see it on an Xbox any time soon."

that's a self thought from the article poster but is fake.

"TGR News Roundup: Sony Loses Exclusive Again, Wii Played Least Among Current Consoles"

the title is fake, the article doesn't contain nothing of it.

fishd4670d ago

lmao,all the PC oriented devs are switching to console thanks to the lackluster saels of PC games*cough*Cryteck*cough* yet ppl think Sony would publish it's biggest franchise on PC!
Name 1(one!) big game that SCE published on PC.
maybe all of thses fud means GT5's release is close?!
YAY,Nurburgring,HERE I COME!

morganfell4670d ago

Since when can contributors just make up stories to titles? I guess Microsoft lost HALO, HALO2, and now HALO3 as exclusives - Gears of War also - since they came or will (HALO3) come to the PC.

Kain814670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

someone will be suprised.^^

barom4670d ago

I believe Sony owns the Gran Turismo franchise but Polyphony Digital is an independent developer with a great relationship with Sony. Kinda like Insomniac and Sucker Punch. Or Bungie with Microsoft for that matter.

Microsoft Xbox 3604670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

barom, did you even click the link that Kain posted? Are you telling me, Polyphony is to Sony as Bungie is to Microsoft. That is the worst analogy ever. Polyphony Digital aren't independent devs. First party devs aren't considered indie. Look at the directors of Polyphony Digital. Two of them are well known SCE faces. I bet they are enough to control whether or not the PD team makes the next GT game exclusive to the Playstation platforms or not, which the answer should be very obvious to anyone with brain.

CrimsonFox134670d ago

Barom, if you go to Polyphony's website, you can see Sony logos plastered everywhere. I think they're owned by Sony. Sony owns the most first party developers, as much as Nintendo and Microsoft combined. I just wish they used 'em to make more PS3 games, a lot of them only make small titles..

Dragun6194670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Dude, Sony owns the Gran Turismo Franchise much like how the Halo franchise is owned by Microsoft.
Heres a list of what IPs and Franchises Sony Computer Entertainment owns

Also Iono about you guys but both consoles have lost their share of exclusives to each other. PS3 lost exclusives such as Final Fantasy 13, Tekken 6, Devil May Cry 4, and Virtua Fighter 4. Xbox360 lost exclusives such as Bioshock, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3,Orange Box, Eternal Sonata, Lost Planet, Dead Rising 2 (well it was never announced exclusive for 360 but i assumed it would be since the first one was.)
Why is it that When Xbox360 loses an exclusive its like no big deal, but when Sony loses exclusives they Have to make a big deal out of it. Like seriously, how bout you point out the good stuff while your at it such as posting the increasing line up for the PS3. Media these days!
And Recently its been the XBox360 losing exclusives with titles such as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Tales of Vesperia.
Honestly, i don't see what the big deal is here. You think by now most us would be used to seeing exclusives go multiplatform.

house4670d ago

i stoped useing or should i say talking here cause of this stupit people not really stupit but people who just talk with out knowing well i guess you can call that stupit. but sony owns this company how would it move to other platforms!!! they mean the psp and the psp2 and the ps3!!! my god just stupit people that dont think

Sarcasm4670d ago


Does the so called "media" know anything about what they're talking about? Ever since the 360 launched, everyone's gone full retard.

Ozzyb4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

lmao! You NEVER go full-retard! You people... can has a bubbles.

stevenhiggster4670d ago


Everybody knows you don't go full retard


SaiyanFury4670d ago

Yeah Sony lost Gran Turismo as a franchise. OK, considering that Sony owns Polyphony Digital, that's quite a statement. Sony controls the franchise and it goes where Sony directs it. Kain's link shows Sony's control over it. Any dispute or disagrees are uninformed and ignorant.

Saigon4670d ago

Something like this was posted last week...its all about word choice...

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PirateThom4670d ago

That's some epic spin on the title there.

butterfinger4670d ago

the same thing. So most people argue that games on PC are still "exclusive" (Halo, Gears, etc.), but when there is a chance that GT5 could go to PC it's "Sony Loses Exclusive Again". I heart teh internetz!

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rhood0224670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Sure is.

Until they say "GT is 100% coming to the PC" instead of "It is very, very IMPROBABLE that GT will come out on another console," Yamauchi said, "but PERHAPS it comes to the PC"-- Sony hasn't lost anything.

Besides, I thought if a game came out on one console and the PC it's still an exclusive? Or is that for only certain *cough* 360 *cough* games?

@right above me

How about you actually read the quotes from Yamauichi on the matter? Sony hasn't lost anything. Even if it comes to the PC, they were talking specifically about the China market.

Viewtiful4670d ago

PC only doesn't count in the nebulous world of the Console wars and flame wars.

I agree that things are usually skewed in Microsoft's favor and games coming out on PC like Gears are still seen as exclusive, but I didn't post those stories so don't judge my headlines based on submissions by others.

PirateThom4670d ago

Or maybe you're aware that the same applies to every 360 game.

butterfinger4670d ago

LMAO. Yes, I'm so upset that I bought a PS3 along with the other two consoles because GT5 might possibly be on the PC. I guess if GT5 is on the PC I won't be able to play it on my PS3 anymore, or wait... I still can! lol. I'm pretty happy with my PS3 exclusives (Resistance 1&2, Ratchet and Clank FTOD, Uncharted, MGS4, KZ2, LBP, etc.) and all of the ones I have aren't on any other console. I'm thinking that what's really going on is you just can't afford a PS3. The price cut is coming my friend, believe it! lol.

redsquad4670d ago

Well done for proving Butterfingers' VERY valid point there matey!! 360 and PC games are "exclusives", while PS3 and PC games are not, apparently. Make yer mind up...

Trollimite4670d ago

i couldnt have said it better my self. every step sony takes is cursed. no matter what the do the media will spin it until it the worst thing ever.

iHEARTboobs4670d ago

Ocelot3397 is pretty funny.

Marceles4670d ago

In that case Mass Effect 2 and Lost Planet 2 are lost exclusives as well if probability means certainty

Trollimite4670d ago

aparently it dosent work both ways

nycredude4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Actually the price cut is here but people are just too lazy to find it.

Sonystyle is offering $100 off the 80 gb Ps3 when you buy with a Playstation credit card plus an extra Dual Shock 3 and free shipping!! Just ordered one for my niece and nephew.

For the mathematically challenged.. that is $278.50 shipped!

Marceles4670d ago

lol trollmite, oh yeah...i forgot about that rule :-/

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tehk1w14670d ago

Oh wait, I thought PC didn't count as a console!

SirLarr4670d ago

I love my PC, I don't care what anyone says!

aldesko4670d ago

It's not a console, it's a "platform"

If GT5 did go to PC (which I highly doubt), it wouldn't be exclusive to PS3. The whole "console exclusivity" is PR bullsh*t.

ghostface4670d ago

how can Sony lose an IP that they own. The same thing goes for Microsoft. If any body loses anything it's the fanboys losing bragging right.

remanutd554670d ago

wow gaming journalism man , whats the exclusive sony lost???

tehk1w14670d ago

Gran Turismo. It's no longer EXCLUSIVELY on the Playstation 3.

It also "might" be on the PC.

PirateThom4670d ago

It also "might" only be on PC in China so they can break into that market.

Viewtiful4670d ago

That's not true. He said it would be on PC so that they could break into the Chinese market. That has nothing to do with it being region specific.

Too_Hyped4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Even if GT was coming to PC, Sony would LOSE nothing since THEY ARE PUBLISHING THE GAME. That would just be their choice... What's wrong in your brain, seriously ? lol

Retards for the win... Now you can loose your 1st party games on N4G. We've got a winner here.

remanutd554670d ago

wheres the official statement that GRAN TURISMO 5 is no longer playstation exclusive???? it might go to the psp but since you said GT5 is no longer EXCLUSIVELY on the ps3 can you please show me the link where sony themselves said such a thing , it "might " be on pc , lets not get ahead of ourselves here , sony hasnt lost anything , PD BELONGS to sony , GT BELONGS TO SONY , if they decide to expand the audience of the most decorated racing and playstation EXCLUSIVE of all time , then so be it , but i dont see how , where , when sony LOST gt , GT BELONGS TO SONY and no one else my friend

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