You Tell Us: Do Sony’s Exclusives Matter?
In the digital playground that is the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear countless arguments break out about exclusives. Gears this. Uncharted that. Jumping Flash the other.
But are exclusives still the be-all and end-all of videogaming that they used to be? Not to us. Sure, we love Uncharted. InFamous is fun, Killzone is beautiful and Gran Turismo is, well, Gran Turismo.
Are any of those reasons to buy a console? To some, yes. But for the vast majority they’re nowhere near as much of a reason to invest in a console as Call of Duty is, or as FIFA is. Both are huge multi-platform titles that drive console sales through the roof.
Microsoft is often chided for not having enough exclusives, but it doesn’t need them. It’s got a lower price point than PS3. It’s got timed exclusivity on the monstrous Call of Duty DLC (which they don’t have to shell any cash out in development costs for). It’s got FIFA, Assassin’s Creed, and all of the other big-hitting third-party titles, and its user base is growing.
So, does the argument that Sony having more exclusives makes them stronger really hold water? Not to us. Most of PS3′s exclusives don’t sell nearly as well as games that Microsoft and Sony also have on their systems. Exclusives are great to have, sure, but it’s not the 90′s, or the early 00′s anymore. GTA is multiplatform. So is Devil May Cry. So is Final Fantasy. So is almost everything else.
What do you think? What informed your PS3 purchase? Was it Uncharted, or Ubisoft? And are there any exclusives you’d trade with the 360?
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