The PlayStation 3 version of X-Men Arcade will be released two months after the Xbox 360 version, Konami confirmed to Eurogamer this afternoon.
oh noooooooo I'll kill myself now -__-
Back to playing on MAME then :)
Eh, This is lame. I was looking forward to playing 6 player local co-op with friends and family over the holidays. What's the hold up, Konami?
Oh noes, guess I will have to play LBP2,KZ3,Infamous 2 and MvC3 while I wait....
Please, don't kill yourself, there's so much to live for. . .oh, that was sarcasm? Oh, well, unwarranted. No need to get your knickers in a bunch, nobody is flashing it in your face, they're just reporting the news. However, this is why Xbox Live has the edge. Still not paying for it though...no way.
The edge as in having less games to make the 360 stand out more so you can play a timed exclusive? Seriously if Sony did this I would be pissed off. Also if Sony actually does something like this in the future would you say that PSN now "has the edge"? According to you timed exclusives are what make online stand out.
How does xbox live and microsoft always waiting til the last hour to announce new games have anything to do with each other? You forget forza was announced 5 months before release. MS don't announce games just to try get you excited for years and years, that's how you end up with a hypetrain that crashes. Alan Wake, SplinterCell and Too Human...not 1st party titles.
Gotta love how yet again MS pay for timed exclusives.. I guess they don't pay enough thats why it's not completely exclusive. I mean seriously you think anybody's gonna go out and buy a 360 to get this game 2 months early on 360?? LOL. Another example of how to waste money MS style.. All the wasted money should be pooled and spent on something like 1st party exclusives instead.
Joined 8 days ago has 3 bubbles. How sad.
This is more about xbox live, they have to do stuff like this. They did raise the price for live but it's not much of a big deal if it's going to come to the ps3 down the line.
What's even sadder is that you actually keep track of bubbles. Now come pick up your mom, Im done with her for the night. Clean her up while your at it.
"Joined 8 days ago has 3 bubbles. How sad." everyone knows the only way to keep your bubbles around here is to suck sony cock.
what makes you think ms payed for something like this i think they would rather pay for something worth releasing than this game is most likely like the ps3 version aint ready yet that is all
@princejb134 you really think that this old arcade game would take 2 more months to make on the ps3?
@Blacktric When I joined on the 31st of October I was given three bubbles to start with and I haven't gained nor lost any up to now. On Topic: I was looking forward to this and I still am, but these timed exclusives are annoying and really only delay the profits they'll get from purchases on the PSN. If Microsoft did pay for a timed exclusive, which hasn't been proven, it doesn't seem too smart since everyone knows it's only temporary and the two month wait doesn't justify the purchase of a new system for those who already have a PS3.
Then they must've changed the rules. Sorry about that. It was 5 bubbles for every new member about 2 months ago. Anyway, making an arcade game exclusive to your console for 2 months is kind of pointless unless you want to piss some gamers off. But since there are tons of PSN games out already, most of the gamers won't be affected too much.
Minus "Bubbles" to all who discuss "Bubbles", that is the first rule of Fight Club!
@Vherostar.... I know sometimes the bigger picture can elude even the brightest so put this into consideration. A lot of gamers own more than one type of system. I personally own a PS3 and a 360, I like both my systems that's why I own the both of them. Now this DLC game is coming to both systems but it just so happens to come out on the 360 1st. So I'm going to buy the game for the 360 1st. That's how MS makes better on the deal. If sony did the same thing I would buy it for the PS3 1st. LOL indeed because MS is laughing all the way to the bank! Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but I think we can all say MS knows how to pull in revenue.
they paid to get it first!! Second holiday sales will make live look more viable to publishers looking to bring Downloadable games to the market. Also it could be that its cheaper to put things on xbla than psn. just the other day news of Neogeo games are hitting psn. Same games hit xbla along time ago. same with braid,castle crashers and others. And if I had to choose i'll take holidays while friends/family off to play a 6 player game than in feb when MVSC3 hits.
@ jukins yes i really do programming is very difficult i took some course in college and since many developers have a tough time developing for the ps3 , yes i think is a good reason for the 2 month gap i rather have perfect software than a buggy one
@Blacktric At least you admitted your mistake thats big of you.. That just proves if you dont have the knowledge how easy it is to look like an idiot.
Online Co-Op solved people with NO $14.99 payment. And it will give Konami time to "Polish" the PS3 version of a 18 year old arcade game. Yay!!!!!
dat some bull i been waitin for dis game
I can wait got to many games to play right now.
Why do they do downloadable exclusives? I can understand if it's a new IP or something but this is a 20 something year old arcade game. oh well.
A small amount of cash no doubt.. Cheaper to buy a downloadable exclusivity deal than a full game. Especially now most of MS money goes into Kinect and COD map packs.
how does the money go into Kinect or COD maps? Like more ads for Kinect and a bigger money pool for Bobby K, or what? Edit: sorry not trying to troll, but seriously how does most of there cash go to those two things
MS does everything for kinect so they spend money to make it, advertise it, and make games for it. As for the CoD maps MS payed Acti so the maps come out one XBLA first and PSN like a month or two down the road.
who cares? dead nation on grim is keeping me plenty busy.
awesome will give me enough time to get two more PS3 controllers and have a 6 player local coop game i wouldn't have bought it for the xbox anyway seeing how i don't own one
That's really ass. . .o well, more Scott Pilgrim then.
Its all good we still getting it :) go play some amazing psone classics or psn games to kill time.
What does it do for Konami or XBLive or even PSN?
Nothing. MS payed for it. Just like the 3 year deal for the map packs for Black Ops.
it does for Konami a nice 5-figure or even 6-figure "Good Faith" check from Microsoft. Which I'm sure will make up the difference for any money lost from PSN users in those two months. But regardless, this will not affect sales, so what's the big hoopla from MS sycophants?
It affects sales to me. If this would hit psn now I'd pick it up, wait 2 months for the fast petty cash is dumb. Ask the devs of blacklight about the sales on ps3 due to their timed exclusive. When they finally decide to release it I wont even look in that direction same with cod map packs. 1st part of next year will be more than enough to keep me entertained with Lbp2, killzone, socom, etc....no 9.99 from me
Its good for MS because they get to say its a exclusive (maybe put it in a Games for the Holidays or type thing) and people who own both consoles are now more likely to buy the 360 version. It's good for Konami because they get some free money making this less of a risk for them.
this is probably not a risk at all for konami. The brand name of the X-men alone will sell enough copies for konami to profit off of this. This is just plain stupid and unnecessary. Either make it a full exclusive or a multiplat from day one don't pull this bullshit on people. It only serves to alienate certain sections of your audience and potential customers.
I guess I'll get it for free through gamesharing when it comes to PSN.
Why even do this, especially this late in both consoles lifespans. Stupid timed-exclusive bullshit is what this is.
*quotes the screenshot from the actual game* "WELCOME TO DIE!"
They're just going to lose sales. Count on that.
Oh No!!!!!! Zzzzzzzzzzz!!!!! Seriously though, who cares? Xmen Arcade wasn't even that great a game. We have so many PSN games and exclusives I don't think anyone except really nostalgic people care.It was just another mindless and short beat em up with the Xmen label plastered on it. Why waste time getting it exclusively for 2 months? BTW No I am not saying this because it's on Xbox live and am 'jealous' like many people will jump to say. Xmen Arcade sucked. Would rather play Captain Command,Turtles in Time, Battle Toads Arcade or Final Fight. Tell me your getting Rival Schools 2 for 2 months exclusively then I will get all green with envy.
I would not say that the game sucked. I myself am scratching my head. A 2 month exclusivity deal for an old arcade beat 'em up? Whats the point?
Seriously. It's not like Konami can be behind porting a 20 year old arcade title to the ps3 so there's no other explanation than xbox live fee money going to stupid and pointless exclusivity deals like this one. It's seriously laughable.
the point is, if you want to play this game when it comes out in a few days time then you HAVE to get it on the xbox 360. and to all those people going on and on about microsoft paying for this exclusivity - there has been NOTHING said to even remotely suggest this. maybe the PSN version isnt finished? maybe it didnt pass sonys certifications but it passed microsofts? we just dont know. either way, ill be buying it on XBLA the day it comes out. on the topic of xbox live - there are 2 new completely free XBLA games right now - Doritos Crash Course, and Harms Way. both actually look very good, surprisingly. Crash Course is like that show 'Wipeout', and you use your avatar. Harms way is a co-op racer with pretty flash graphics.
"the point is, if you want to play this game when it comes out in a few days time then you HAVE to get it on the xbox 360. " Yeah or you can just play it on MAME like you have been able to do for the last 15 years. 360 and exclusive don't even belong in the same sentence any-more.
most sought after side scrollers are x men and simpsons. So the whole it sucks is totally foolishness on your part. Captain command isn't that great and final fight is out already same with turtles.
two month exclusive for a 20 year old game? seriously...
hurry up with putting the simpsons arcade game on the xbla
Agreed but on psn too.
wow this is just petty...Really is this how microsoft justifies live subscription fees? By delaying 20 yr old arcade titles on other platforms to have 2 month exclusivity on xbla. What a joke.
Why do this? Do they think PS3 users will buy an XBOX for this game if they hold it from them 2 lousy months?
Konami may have missed sony's certification period or something but I have a really strong feeling this has a lot to do with microsofts xbla holiday event or whatever it is. They did the same thing with summer of live arcade with lara croft and the guardian of light. PR from Eidos even confirmed that that was the reason it was delayed on all other platforms and that's just gay.
Yet another time exclusive and if you put fanboyism to the side i was wondering if it`s possible that MS uses some of the cash injection from the fee they charge for xbl to get theese kind of deals along with discounts for titles on a weekly basis.
PHUCK. Why do they keep doing shit like this? There is no beneficial reasoning. Nobody is going to buy an XBOX (or a PS3) for this, and they can't just use it to bolster their lineup and brag, especially when it is an old game like X-Men, because it will be forgotten about when the next game(s) comes around. So tired of these backroom deals.
ps3 > Xbox when it comes to exclusive.....money flow
What is with this exclusive BS seriously? I'm getting quite tired of this exclusive [insert time amount in months] crap.
You have got to be kidding me?! I have to wait for an ARCADE GAME THAT WAS RELEASED LAST CENTURY?
this is what you get for paying for your service, just like on my PS3 and I see content unavailable to me because I dont pay for PS+. I see it as no different. You pay for a service you receive benefits that the non paying dont get. Like access to games earlier, free content (like the 2 free xbox live arcade games that came out this week, and the free content that PS+ members get), or access to betas. So me thinks some of you are just letting your MS hate get the better of you, since you dont seem to mind a similar situation on the PS3.
I couldn't agree more. I always get a kick when Live members brag about "oh yeah. Well we get this and this and this on live!" I usually say."Well you should!" You are paying them $60 a year so they better give you additional content for your money even if its something as lame a securing a 2 month exclusivity deal on a really old arcade beat 'em up.
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