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    Why do Microsoft exclusives sell better than Sony exclusives..

    Just last year, Gears of War 3 sold more copies than virtually every PS3 exclusive that released. This includes the masterpiece Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, Infamous 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, and Socom 4. While you may think that itís because there are more 360s (67 million) than PS3s (65 million) worldwide, the numbers show that this isnít the case. So why do 360 exclusives sell better than PS3 exclusives? Well let's take a look.
    http://www.gamezone.com/products/gea...ony-exclusives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    Because theres less of them! We have a choice of awesome games, 360 does not



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    In a recession, gamers canít play every game that they want to. So in 2011, when Sony released a new AAA game every month, youíd have to choose which game you wanted to purchase or wait until a price drop or it became used. If you bought it used, Sony didnít make any money, as only the retailer benefits from used game prices. With Gears of War 3, it was THE game to own on 360 and has sold 5.42 million new copies to date. Almost a year later, if you add up the Sony games mentioned above, they have surpassed Gears of War 3, but not by much.
    This. If you go to a buffet that has 2 or 3 different foods, of course it will empty faster than if you go to a buffet that has 10-12 different foods, cause people have more choice and don't have to take from the limited 3 options. Marketing also has a lot to do with it, Sony don't seem to bother with this aspect...But basically what Chille said, and the article itself...

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    they are simply have better marketing. We have not seen anyone market a ps3 game the way MS markets Halo or Gears....even Forza had better marketing compared to GT5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    This. If you go to a buffet that has 2 or 3 different foods, of course it will empty faster than if you go to a buffet that has 10-12 different foods, cause people have more choice and don't have to take from the limited 3 options. Marketing also has a lot to do with it, Sony don't seem to bother with this aspect...But basically what Chille said, and the article itself...
    Microsoft has the largest buffet of exclusives, so I don't know if that is it. I would say it comes down big to marketing, and maybe people just enjoy the games more as well. For me personally, I enjoy them all both equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Microsoft has the largest buffet of exclusives, so I don't know if that is it. I would say it comes down big to marketing, and maybe people just enjoy the games more as well. For me personally, I enjoy them all both equally.
    Id disagree with that, i can count the 360 exclusives on 2 hands, whille ps3 has alot more.



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    I still say it's marketing. The way Microsoft marketed, Halo was clever since they turned it into an iconic figure for Xbox.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Because theres less of them! We have a choice of awesome games, 360 does not
    This. Plus MS markets the best out of the 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    This. Plus MS markets the best out of the 3.
    Problem is if sony spent as much as MS did per exclusive then sony would probbaly have to cut down the quantity



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Id disagree with that, i can count the 360 exclusives on 2 hands, whille ps3 has alot more.
    Having a lot of worse quality games doesn't mean much for Sony. Why do the games sell better than all those PS3 games? The "Sony has more choice" doesn't work as an crutch here.... if ONE Microsoft title sells more than all those counted for Sony combined sales, then there's something more at work here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Problem is if sony spent as much as MS did per exclusive then sony would probbaly have to cut down the quantity
    No, they need to increase their budget for their games, not reduce the quality of their games.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Id disagree with that, i can count the 360 exclusives on 2 hands, whille ps3 has alot more.
    360 has about 3000 exclusives. How many do we have on our PS3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Having a lot of worse quality games doesn't mean much for Sony. Why do the games sell better than all those PS3 games? The "Sony has more choice" doesn't work as an crutch here.... if ONE Microsoft title sells more than all those counted for Sony combined sales, then there's something more at work here.
    It's definitely a better game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitey View Post
    It's definitely a better game?
    I dunno. I have more exclusives on the PS3, but more games on the 360. So, the "ps3 has more exclusives" doesn't really see like a proper fitting for the argument here. If it has more, adding them all up should have more sales numbers than the Xbox 360 exclusives, right?




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    I guess so. Maybe PS3 guys are more casual (there's that word again ) than their 360 counterparts, meaning they play/buy less games?

    Yungstar, thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    360 has about 3000 exclusives. How many do we have on our PS3?
    So you walk into town and see 3000 games on the shelf?



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    Heres the reason that Sony has stated. http://gamingbolt.com/sony-comments-...360-exclusives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    So you walk into town and see 3000 games on the shelf?
    Do we have 3000 different exclusives to choose from on the 360? Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Do we have 3000 different exclusives to choose from on the 360? Yes.

    I firmly believe that the only reason you even bought a PS3 was so if someone said you were bias you could then say "well, derp derp derp I have a PS3 as well so..nerp nerp" honestly, every single post man HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdoggy View Post
    I firmly believe that the only reason you even bought a PS3 was so if someone said you were bias you could then say "well, derp derp derp I have a PS3 as well so..nerp nerp" honestly, every single post man HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    lol funny you say that, i get the same thing when i say i have a 360....good times

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    I've never bought the whole "PS3 has so many exclusives that people can't buy them all" argument. If that was the case, why does Call of Duty sell so many copies on the PS3? Since Call of Duty does sell so many copies, what does Call of Duty have in common with games like Gears and Halo? Exactly - a killer online component. None of Sony's first party games have that addictive, full featured online component that makes the game the next thing that everyone has to own. They were damn close with KZ2...I'll give them that. I think Sony realizes this, too...they went all out with Uncharted 3's online but it just didn't have that addictiveness that games like Gears, Halo, and Call of Duty have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdoggy View Post
    I firmly believe that the only reason you even bought a PS3 was so if someone said you were bias you could then say "well, derp derp derp I have a PS3 as well so..nerp nerp" honestly, every single post man HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    Oh you, lol.

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    All I see is one Xbox 360 exclusive outselling the PS3 exclusives. The thread title indicates that all Xbox exclusives outsell the PS3 exclusives.

    Uncharted 3 sold more copies than Fable 3. Now what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I OU a Beatn View Post
    I've never bought the whole "PS3 has so many exclusives that people can't buy them all" argument. If that was the case, why does Call of Duty sell so many copies on the PS3? Since Call of Duty does sell so many copies, what does Call of Duty have in common with games like Gears and Halo? Exactly - a killer online component. None of Sony's first party games have that addictive, full featured online component that makes the game the next thing that everyone has to own. They were damn close with KZ2...I'll give them that. I think Sony realizes this, too...they went all out with Uncharted 3's online but it just didn't have that addictiveness that games like Gears, Halo, and Call of Duty have.
    Yep I think you nailed it. And its that killer addictive component that gives a game its legs. Games like Gears, Halo and COD have that.

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