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The Sad Truth, Xbox360 Has But One Single AAA Title This Year

Yep, just one, exclusively speaking that is

Multi-Plat it has many. but multi-plat means its available on PS3 too, and if someone is wanting to buy a console a multi-plat certainly cant sell it if they can just as easily buy the game on another console.

So lets talk, AAA Exclusive titles for the Xbox360

it is no doubt that it has been a disappointing year for the 360 up until now, with Fable II and Gears Of War 2.

So what is this ONE single AAA Title? why it is Gears Of War 2 of course, and thats it, for the entire year people.

Now i know many of you will try and say Fable II is AAA, but it isn't, technically speaking a game has to have 90+ on Metacritic to be considered a true AAA

(AAA is defined by score and not a gamers opinion no matter how many of them they are)

So Fable II is out, but oh wait! of course Left 4 Dead will end up with a higher than 90 on Metacritic you silly brit!

But Left 4 Dead is not an exclusive is it?

No. because we all know, Left 4 Dead is primarily a PC game, and have no doubt my fellow gamers the PC experience of Left 4 Dead will be Far superior on the PC than the 360

therefor it is not a 360 exclusive. PS3 exclusive for example are just that, it is physically impossible to play the game anywhere else besides a
Sony Playstation 3

and of course, neither PSN nor XBLA titles are included in this people, we are talking real actual retail games.


Now

PS3 - 3 AAA Titles
360  - 1 AAA Title

PS3 having, LittleBigPlanet (which out scores the likes of Gears 1 and Halo 3 the 360's biggest franchises)

Resistance 2 (Currently having a 91 on Meta and is only going to go upwards)

MGS4 (what more can be said? most epic game of the year)


So there you have it folks. i guess it truly was, the PS3's Year

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Mr_Potato_5200d ago (Edited 5200d ago )

Clearly, year 2008 has been quite disappointing for 360 fans, and 2009 doesn't look good either with only Alan Wake as major exclusive...

mikeslemonade5196d ago

Take a look at the trailers, screenshots, and gameplay again for Alan Wake. The game has some mediocre graphics.

La Chance5197d ago (Edited 5197d ago )

why do you try so hard.

why did you waste your time making this blog ?Are you trying to convince yourself ?

By the way Resistance is only 89 on metacritic.

Anyway why so obssesed with AAA.You want to tell me if its not AAA you arent going to play it ? You arent going to play Res 2 or because its 89% on Metacritic that means NOT AAA

Sad sad sad

rawd5197d ago

If it's so sad sad sad, why why why do you post in blog comments

il-mouzer5197d ago

No kidding, my sole gaming experience is the PC although I get to play consoles at my friend's house. and we still have countless fun with older games via co-op.

I tried to set-up a co-op beta on the PSN, oh that was a headache!

BIGBAER5196d ago

Metacritic compiled scores, regardless how many tallied, are still subjective and carry little weight in actual game value.

Take for example Konami's tour-de-force MGS4. Great ratings on Metacritic but how was it received? Remember, this is the game you claim is the "most epic game of the year!" Let's see how it fared in the real world, where wallets count got more than any "game critic" score:

Metal Gear Solid 4: Worldwide sales
Week 21: 13,355 units - Total sales: 3,351,546 units

Halo 3: Worldwide sales
Week 58: 24,557 units - Total sales: 8,369,393 units

Halo 3, a game that's been out almost 3x longer than MGS4 is selling at virtually 2x the weekly volume as a your touted "most epic game of the year."

Now let's look at second pairing:

LittleBigPlanet: Worldwide sales
Week 2: 254,024 - YTD: 398,458

Fable II: Worldwide sales
Week 2: 325,064 - YTD: 1,325,965

There is little doubt that GeOW 2 sales will trounce those of ReFOM 2's sales.

So to your claim: this is "the PS3's Year!" This answer is: HARDLY!

Nintendo's Wii is the overall winner; none can dispute this. But as the "next-gen" battlers seem obsessed with the grudge match between the Xbos 360 and the PS3, it is truly only fairly gauged by the critics of the world. And those ratings are demonstrated by actual sales and not the whimsy of "professional" reviewers.

Sorry.

dktxx25196d ago

Dude, real gamers measure games by how good they are. Sales don't mean jack. If you go by sales, Wii sports is the best game ever, followed by Wii play. See what I mean?

BIGBAER5196d ago

Repost with added commentary:

Metacritic compiled scores, regardless how many tallied, are still subjective and carry little weight in actual game value.

Take for example Konami's tour-de-force MGS4. Great ratings on Metacritic but how was it received? Remember, this is the game you claim is the "most epic game of the year!" Let's see how it fared in the real world, where wallets count got more than any "game critic" score:

Metal Gear Solid 4: Worldwide sales
Week 21: 13,355 units - Total sales: 3,351,546 units

Halo 3: Worldwide sales
Week 58: 24,557 units - Total sales: 8,369,393 units

Halo 3, a game that's been out almost 3x longer than MGS4 is selling at virtually 2x the weekly volume as a your touted "most epic game of the year."

Now let's look at second pairing:

LittleBigPlanet: Worldwide sales
Week 2: 254,024 - YTD: 398,458

Fable II: Worldwide sales
Week 2: 325,064 - YTD: 1,325,965

There is little doubt that GeOW 2 sales will trounce those of ReFOM 2's sales.

So to your claim: this is "the PS3's Year!" This answer is: HARDLY!

Nintendo's Wii is the overall winner; none can dispute this. But as the "next-gen" battlers seem obsessed with the grudge match between the Xbos 360 and the PS3, it is truly only fairly gauged by the critics of the world. And those ratings are demonstrated by actual sales and not the whimsy of "professional" reviewers.

Sorry.

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Yes, dktxx2, real gamers DO measure games by "how good they are" and the score IS kept by SALES! Someday you will learn about consumer economics and how it relates to real-time evalulation of product quality.

dktxx25196d ago (Edited 5196d ago )

So by your logic, Wii Sports really is the greatest game this generation?

baum5196d ago (Edited 5196d ago )

"SCORE IS KEPT BY SALES" LMAO Classic,

Is anyone surprised that Xbox fanboys are the only ones that care about scores and sales of the games? That's why games on Xbox 360 sell a lot, not because they really want to play all the games, but they wanna show the world how good games are by the amount of sales they get, kinda like when HD-DVD fanboys organized massive shopping dates and still failed anyway. How sad that they have to unite in order to prove a fanboyish point.

"Someday you will learn about consumer economics and how it relates to real-time evalulation of product quality."

Yeah, and some day you will learn about behavioral economics and how consumer sales are only indicative of what people want BEFORE KNOWING THE QUALITY OF A PRODUCT, i.e. consumer DEMAND is related with marketing and consumer manipulation through the use of media, it can't really be related with the quality of a product because, since the quality is subjective and therefore is determined once you actually play the game.

The 2.1 million people that bought a certain game on day one didn't really play it, they didn't buy it because they knew the game was good; they thought the game was good because like good lemmings, they took as gospel what the media told them about it. Some day you will learn that quality of a game is subjective unless a game is actually broken.

I loved how you tried to pass yourself as an economist, "BAER". Great work, fanboy! You made my day.

MUNKYPOO5196d ago

i like how you used vgchartz to get your numbers. for little big planet they didnt add the numbers from japan in week 2 and week 1 and 2 for other. so its a lot more. http://vgchartz.com/games/g...

GrandTheftZamboni5196d ago

Here, I'll do it for you:

Metal Gear Solid 4: Worldwide sales
Week 21: 13,355 units - Total sales: 3,351,546 units
159,597/week

Halo 3: Worldwide sales
Week 58: 24,557 units - Total sales: 8,369,393 units
144,299/week

kevnb5196d ago

being a story based game, people are playing through it once then trading it in. And of course there are renters and the people buying those traded in copies. Story based games are always the first to be traded back in (sorry had to say it based on prior arguments about story in video games).

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