Sony & Microsoft exclusives do battle on the same days

Looks like Sony and Microsoft are wasting no time in battling it out in 2010, the year has just began but already both companies have big exclusives coming out. Sony and Microsoft tend not to releases their exclusives on the same day as one another, but this year things seem to be different due to the fact that a few of Microsoft's exclusives are not being published by Microsoft...

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Pein3602d ago

It's a great few months for gaming but not so much for the wallets

chaosatom3602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

"Heavy rain didn't selz so much, so it sucks" or something.

But nobody can deny the power of God of War 3, GT5, Heavy rain, MAG, FF13 combination. It's hardly a battle if they include GOW3 and GT5 in there.

Sony is using its first-party titles and third party tiles but MS seems to be reliant on using just third party titles to boost 360, which will eventually fiddle down to PS3.

*enter that bungie guy

Greywulf3602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

Im sure it will sell more since its multiplatform.

Wait so.. the disagrees...
Splinter Cell is the Unreal engine, and it doesn't have the mode that everyone praised for the past 5 years... mercs vs spies.

deadreckoning6663602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

2010 will be the BIGGEST year in gaming history. I can't wait to be a multi-console owner cause PS360 owners are the "true" winners this year.

If I had to choose one though, I'd choose Splinter Cell because its a proven franchise and its more action oriented. And unlike Heavy Rain, Conviction has an online co-op mode which should be a blast to play with friends. Heavy Rain isn't my cup of tea, but I'm sure both games will be of excellent quality.

@People who say sales don't matter- Sales DO matter. The more an awesome game sells the better chance of it getting a sequel. Gamers have been wanting sequels to Psychonaunts, Shenmue 2, and Beyond Good and Evil but they didn't sell enough so NO sequels were made. Sales MATTER and anyone who says otherwise is naive.

"So... who wins since I'm buying ME2 for the PC? Is that a 360 win? PS3? Who really wins?"

Well...I win, obviously, because I get to play ME2, Conviction, Halo Reach, Crackdown 2, Fable 3, Agent, GOW3, GT5, The Last Guardian, and Starhawk while a PC only owner only gets to play 2 or 3 of the games I just listed.

Christopher3602d ago

So... who wins since I'm buying ME2 for the PC? Is that a 360 win? PS3? Who really wins?

I know I win, but does it really matter otherwise?

JonnyBigBoss3602d ago

God of War 3 and Heavy Rain alone is enough for a top of the line lineup.

Government Cheese3602d ago

That or its going to be the typical, (insert PS3 game here) didn't outsell (insert 360 game here), but the PS3 game is still better!!1 Quality>quantity!!!11

ape0073602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

look at that, what can I say, it's the most full blown AAA year in years and perhaps ever

enjoy your 360's, enjoy your ps3's


im more interested in 360 games than ps3 games and on ps3 I wanna play gow3 so bad

and R* please shows us agent, Im a Rockstar north fan, any thing Rockstar touches turns to gold, these Scottish developers got that magical feeling

this year reminds me of 2001's powerful ps2 (and halo 1) games,DMC1, gta 3,FF X, MGS 2,red faction 1 etc...

2010 looks even much better

peace :)

StanLee3602d ago

Mass Effect 2 will be better reviewed and sell more than Mag. Heavy Rain will be better reviewed but Splinter Cell Conviction will sell more.

IdleLeeSiuLung3602d ago

Doesn't make sense why Sony would do this? Aren't both Heavy Rain and MAG published by Sony?

Both of the MS games are third party exclusives so there is no reason to fight with them. You will only hurt both parties, but most likely Sony. Both MAG and Heavy Rain are unproven franchises.

Not to say they aren't good games, just pick your battles wisely. Release it a week before your competition to steal their thunder and users dollars....

Greywulf3602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

Heres just a small list of games that have been developed for the PS3.

1. Killzone
2. Killzone2
3. Killzone3
4. Motorstorm
5. Motorstorm2
6. MGS4
7. Infamous
8. Uncharted1
9. Uncharted2
10. Heavy Rain
11. Warhawk/Starhawk
12. MLB09
13. MLB10
14. Resistance1
15. Resistance2
16. Ratchet Future Tools of Destruction
17. Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
18. Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
19. Wipeout HD
20. Flower
21. Little Big Planet
22. Demon Souls
23. Valkyrie Chronicles
24. Yakuza 3
25. God Of War 3

To name a few. First things first, "SALES" matter. As in, a game has to hit its sales target. Thats all. Thats it. Thats all she wrote, anything after the target is great, but not required for a sequel, or required to fund further new ip development.


PS3 games aren't required to sell well to become second to none quality products. So as far as the users of the PS3, where is the problem outside of the one you're trying to make up?

Are you really trying to say the PS3 isn't getting games because of lack of sales? Rare sold 10 copies of Banjo Kazooie, yet they are making other games. Or did you miss that? Because that list offers higher scores/quality/diversity than any console out this generation, plus theres more coming on top of that.

PS3's games sell over a long time, the quality is out of this world, and the variety is second to none.

360 games sell that month, and sales don't mean the sequels are better products. Take Forza3's online for example, or Gears2, or DLC repackaged as Exclusive games for 60.00, or PC games that are "exclusive". I mean, what is sales from halo3 bringing in game development wise?

New unreal engine technology?
XBL still costs $?

How is the 360 user benefiting from its titles sales, anymore than the PS3 owner is? You cant answer that. I know, but I still want you to try to buh buh it.

OmarJA-N4G3602d ago

Just in Q1 for me:

Heavy Rain - Day 1
White Knight Chronicles - Day 1
God of War III - Day 1
Final Fantasy XIII
Bayonetta - Bargain Bin
Mass Effect 2 - Bargain Bin
Splinter Cell Conviction - Rent

Ahhh it's good to be a gamer. :D

StanLee3602d ago

You're not a gamer, you're a fanboy. Who are you kidding?

lve2playbball3602d ago

THANK YOU...People who have PS3's and 360's will be better off than anybody. I can't stand the fanboys who have ONE console and just rip the other one apart...they are missing out.

sikbeta3602d ago

Whatever, I only know that the Exclusive Line-Up of My Console of Choice is Amazing, so I don't care what the other Crew will say when "X" game doesn't sell like teh CøDz, after all I enjoy playing Games not teh salez

Simon_Brezhnev3602d ago

more like Sony exclusives do battle against each other.

Maddens Raiders3602d ago

That or its going to be the typical, (insert PS3 game here) didn't outsell (insert 360 game here), but the PS3 game is still better!!1 Quality>quantity!!!11"

That argument might work if there were an actual MS game with more quality than a PS3 game to be released in 2010 - basically you're admitting that all you stand on are sales and quality takes a ride down the toilet pipes. I understand. >_>

Silver3603602d ago

White Knight chronicles and Mass Effect 2. I do feel blessed to own both consoles and have all my friends own both. Then again being older allows you to afford both and not be limited.

pippoppow3602d ago

Stop with the false advertising. Gamers with a PC can play Splinter Cell also.

As for both games, they are high quality titles that will surely please. Stealth action fans will most likely get SC for the PC or 360 and those with a PS3 looking for a new cinematic experience with a mature story will look forward to Heavy Rain.

Saaking3602d ago

I'll be getting ME2 this month, SCC, bioshock 2, and Heavy Rain next month, and then march is just going to be crazy.

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NateNater3602d ago

Who cares how they sell in comparison. I'm sure both titles will sell well.

Dutch Boogie3602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

MAG and Heavy Rain will be in my ps3 before another over hyped sequel. New IP's for the win.

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Rockox3602d ago

In terms of sheer awesomeness, here are my predictions:

ME2 vs MAG = ME2 Winner
SCC vs HR = Really close, but I think HR will take it

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Dev8 ing3601d ago

The real winners are people with PCs and PS3s. I am going to pick up ME2 once I get a new graphics card. My current one can easily handle it on decent settings but I am upgrading so I can play all the PC games on maxed settings. So it will be MAG day 1 and ME2 probably in April. Hopefully steam has a sale.

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blackboyunltd3602d ago

This is going to be crazy, same day battles. Lets see who wins

gaffyh3602d ago

In all honesty it should be, and probably will be, Splinter Cell that sells more copies. Why? Because firstly it is a sequel to an established franchise, and secondly because it is a traditional, standard game, whereas Heavy Rain is a completely different style of game.

I will enjoy playing both games, as I'm a fan of the Splinter Cell series, and Heavy Rain is amazing from what I've played.

mastiffchild3602d ago

They both look great in their own ways but SC:C is obviously going to sell better for the reasons already mentioned above me. Also, because HR is such a new idea and concept for very many gamers many dual console owners and even just PS3 owners might well wait(and with so much releasing around it anyway)to see if it goes down in price as it's a risk for them not knowing if they'll even ,like a genre they never played before.

So, there's no battle and i only hope they both turn out as well as it seems they might AND sell well enough for us to see more in future. Yuo think for ONE minute that Sony or QD imagine they can sell as many copies as SC:C? If you do then you're deluded IMO. The reason everyonewas so pleased here that sony suppored HR in the first place was because, in sales terms, it's such an outsider and so no traditional-that they were backing a risk and allowing someone to push th boundaries rather vthan spending cash on a more certain thing like another shooter or action game.

Seriously, there's no head to head thing going on here and it's prolly the fact that they're so different that made Sony figure it wouldn't affect sales either way. They also need to usher it out the door, though, after delaying it once to avoid a holiday rush that, sadly, moved to follow it anyway!

Raoh3602d ago

fortunately i'll be able to download mass effect 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction for the pc so i can save my money for the ps3 games

gtamike1233602d ago

I have PS3 and gaming pc so im fine to. :)

Dev8 ing3601d ago

Full releases take too long to download with torrents and they always are sketchy. But anything like trine, or world of goo or braid don't take long and are usually pretty solid.