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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.
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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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    Great answer.


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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 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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    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.
    In terms of retail releases, released in both EU and USA,published by either Sony or MS, Sony has 44, MS has 37.
    In terms of hardcore games that dont require a periphial (motion/kareoke), Sony 37, MS has 29.


    So youre arguing over 8 games.

    Good luck with that.
    These are about as accurate a figures as I can get. But there may be the odd missing title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    In terms of retail releases, released in both EU and USA,published by either Sony or MS, Sony has 44, MS has 34.
    In terms of hardcore games that dont require a periphial (motion/kareoke), Sony 37, MS has 29.


    So youre arguing over 8 games.

    Good luck with that.
    These are about as accurate a figures as I can get. But there may be the odd missing title.
    TBF, were it the other way around; those 8 games would have been made to look like the gap the Pacific Ocean resides in between New Zealand and the US.

    Let's be honest, this would've been the spin if it were the other way around (in MS' favour). You know it, I know it, vegetable lasagne knows it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    TBF, were it the other way around; those 8 games would have been made to look like the gap the Pacific Ocean resides in between New Zealand and the US.

    Let's be honest, this would've been the spin if it were the other way around (in MS' favour). You know it, I know it, vegetable lasagne knows it.
    So basically the way it's being made out just now on the opposite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    TBF, were it the other way around; those 8 games would have been made to look like the gap the Pacific Ocean resides in between New Zealand and the US.

    Let's be honest, this would've been the spin if it were the other way around (in MS' favour). You know it, I know it, vegetable lasagne knows it.
    Well, I honestly think its about what those games are, not how many there are.
    Truth is, of all the games released every year, only a small percentage are published by MS or Sony.
    People used to say Xbox has all the games, when it has such exlcuisves and Bioshock, Mass Effect etc.
    It wasnt about the fact that it had "games" it was that it had "good games people wanted to play".

    I mean, yes Sony has more game,s but if you a car sim fan youd be mad to be even looking at thier conosle over the past 6 years.
    It not about the number, its about good games.

    At the end of the day MS has exlcusives that compeletly suck "Ninja Blade" for example.
    But what they have done is cull away the titles that didnt work, and kept the ones that did, such as Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable.

    And one could say "but thats all they have this generation"

    Those 4 titles currently comprise of 3 games a peice on the Xbox 360, plus the spin off Halo Wars.

    Conversely, Sony have had Resistance, Motorstorm, and Uncharted with 3 games a peice, and then multiple sequal games like infamous, Ratchet and Clank, and Killzone.

    They are as bad as each other when it comes to sequals.

    And in terms of generated new IP this generation?

    MS:
    Kameo
    N3
    Gears of War
    Viva Pinata
    Crackdown
    Shadowrun
    Blue Dragon
    Mass Effect
    Lost Odyssey
    Ninja Blade
    Alan Wake

    Sony:
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    Motostorm
    Folklore
    Uncharted
    Hot Shots Golf
    Little Big Planet
    Infamous
    Mod Nation Racers
    Heavy Rain
    Lair
    MAG
    Heavenly Sword

    Sony has produced 1 more title in terms of original IP.

    Its often a catch cry I hear, that Sony has more "diverse" games etc etec.

    Thats not even close to true.

    For every perosn who points to LBP, or Heavy Rain, you can point to Viva Piniata, or Halo Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Well, I honestly think its about what those games are, not how many there are.
    Truth is, of all the games released every year, only a small percentage are published by MS or Sony.
    People used to say Xbox has all the games, when it has such exlcuisves and Bioshock, Mass Effect etc.
    It wasnt about the fact that it had "games" it was that it had "good games people wanted to play".

    I mean, yes Sony has more game,s but if you a car sim fan youd be mad to be even looking at thier conosle over the past 6 years.
    It not about the number, its about good games.

    At the end of the day MS has exlcusives that compeletly suck "Ninja Blade" for example.
    But what they have done is cull away the titles that didnt work, and kept the ones that did, such as Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable.

    And one could say "but thats all they have this generation"

    Those 4 titles currently comprise of 3 games a peice on the Xbox 360, plus the spin off Halo Wars.

    Conversely, Sony have had Resistance, Motorstorm, and Uncharted with 3 games a peice, and then multiple sequal games like infamous, Ratchet and Clank, and Killzone.

    They are as bad as each other when it comes to sequals.

    And in terms of generated new IP this generation?

    MS:
    Kameo
    N3
    Gears of War
    Viva Pinata
    Crackdown
    Shadowrun
    Blue Dragon
    Mass Effect
    Lost Odyssey
    Ninja Blade
    Alan Wake

    Sony:
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    Folklore
    Uncharted
    Hot Shots Golf
    Little Big Planet
    Infamous
    Mod Nation Racers
    Heavy Rain
    Lair
    MAG
    Heavenly Sword

    Sony has produced 1 more title in terms of original IP.

    Its often a catch cry I hear, that Sony has more "diverse" games etc etec.

    Thats not even close to true.

    For every perosn who points to LBP, or Heavy Rain, you can point to Viva Piniata, or Halo Wars.
    I think they're fairly comparable - with the quality edge I'd give to Sony (in which no doubt you and probably Soldier would dispute - I bet my house on it ).

    Not that I'm saying that there is a gap. My point simply was; had the shoe been on the other foot, I have as much confidence in certain MS fans to be spinning that those 8 (or however many) games are a substantial difference; so hard that Shane Warne and Murali themselves will be proud of the job well done /cricket reference.

    I just find it funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    And in terms of generated new IP this generation?

    MS:
    Kameo
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    Mass Effect
    Lost Odyssey
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    TBF, were it the other way around; those 8 games would have been made to look like the gap the Pacific Ocean resides in between New Zealand and the US. Let's be honest, this would've been the spin if it were the other way around (in MS' favour). You know it, I know it, vegetable lasagne knows it.
    So instead those 8 games are being made to look like the gap the Pacific Ocean resides in between New Zealand and the US by PS3 fans since its in Sony's favor. And 360 fans would do the same spinning that the PS3 fans are doing right now if it was in MS favor. Thats what it sounds like youre saying here. lol
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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 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 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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    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.

    No, they need to increase their budget for their games, not reduce the quality of their games.
    He never said "combined" sales. For it to be combined, it would have to need way more than 5.whatever million sales that it did get.

    It's about a million more than Uncharted 3.

    Basically this thread is about who's $#@! is bigger.

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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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    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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