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Next-Gen Console Exclusives Explored 101

SeventhStar writes "Siliconera has an article with a long list of exclusive titles broken down by next-gen console. The Playstation 3 only has a few exclusive games at the moment; 29 are third-party, with 12 are made by Sony. Meanwhile Microsoft has 48 Xbox 360 exclusive games, with 23 of them are developed internally. However it looks like the real winner for exclusive games is the Wii. There are 39 titles only for the Wii and even ported games are going to play differently. When you adjust the amount of exclusive games on the Xbox 360 for its one year head start, the Wii has more original games coming out for it. Since console exclusives help determine which console to purchase is the Wii in a good spot?"
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Next-Gen Console Exclusives Explored

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  • Novel concept (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Mr. Samuel ( 950418 ) on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @05:36PM (#16492609)
    Why don't we wait and see how many of these games are good, and then make our decisions?
  • Of course (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Stormwatch ( 703920 ) <{moc.liamtoh} {ta} {oarigogirdor}> on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @05:36PM (#16492619) Homepage
    Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Starfox, Pokémon, the list goes on and on... like them or not, Nintendo has the strongest first-party lineup.
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Fozzyuw ( 950608 )

      Exactly, when you want to talk 'exclusive', you cannot get very far without talking about franchise names. Afterall, what does Sony have? I was going to say Crash Bandicot [] but a quick search shows he wasn't 'exclusive'. The only 2 franchises I can think of for Sony is Twisted Metal and the Everquest games (Champions of Norath, etc).

      However, with that said, franchise games won't 'sell' millions of consoles. Just look at the Gamecube. I bought that over the PS2 due to primarly Zelda and Metroid. The G

      • Re:Of course (Score:5, Insightful)

        by rtechie ( 244489 ) on Thursday October 19, 2006 @08:04AM (#16499533)
        Exactly, when you want to talk 'exclusive', you cannot get very far without talking about franchise names. Afterall, what does Sony have?

        Who modded this up?

        Ever heard of Final Fantasy? Or Metal Gear Solid? Or Grand Theft Auto? And yeah, even though MGS2 was ported to the XBOX, as were the GTA games, they had long periods of exclusivity on the PS2. And that helped the PS2 a lot. The PS2 beat the XBOX mainly because it had a LOT more games, just like the PS1 vs. N64. With such a huge library the PS2 offered "something for everyone", look at the success of the relatively bizarre Katamari Damacy and Guitar Hero.
        • by Fozzyuw ( 950608 )

          Ever heard of Final Fantasy? Or Metal Gear Solid? Or Grand Theft Auto?

          MGS is not an exclusive francise to Sony, neither is GTA as you can find them on XBox and PC (like you said). You can also find FF games on the PC as well as other 'old' consoles before Sony. So, like I said, they're not exclusive like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc. Until the day Nintendo goes the way of Sega, where Sonic can now be found on different systems, you won't be able to play any flavor of Nintendo 'franchise' games on a diffe

          • by rtechie ( 244489 )
            MGS is not an exclusive francise to Sony, neither is GTA as you can find them on XBox and PC (like you said). You can also find FF games on the PC as well as other 'old' consoles before Sony.

            I'm not sure I understand this logic. It does not matter that that MGS and FF appeared on "old" consoles. You can also get the only Zelda games on Windows. These games are popular NOW (FF has been popular for a long time) and they are Sony exclusives NOW. We're talking about the latest generation consoles, right?

            Of cour
    • The titles you mention all sound like old-fashioned cartoon games to me. That's not a bad thing, and there's lots of nostalgia about old Nintendo about now, but it just doesn't give me cause to look forward to the Wii.

      However, I'm glad to see that these console games are becoming more differentiated from more serious-minded games for the PC. I don't really care for the idea that everyone lumps all tech-games in the same category. Donkey Kong and Black and White don't exist in the same galaxy, and Eve-Onl
      • by donaldm ( 919619 )
        I think people have to decide which gaming next gen machine (or machines) they are going to get, when they are going to get it and what games they expect to run on them. Not everyone likes First Person Shooters or even Role Playing Games for that matter. Some people like photo realism while others like cartoony style games. There are so many styles and types of games out there now and it really comes down to what you really like and enjoy playing.

        Personally I have always liked the Metroid and Zelda series w
    • Re: (Score:1, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward
      I beg to differ. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, and to a lesser extent God of War, make Sony's first-party lineup easily as strong (if not as vast).
    • Nintendo is in my opinion the best games publisher in the industry. I can't think of a single bad Nintendo game I have ever played, except perhaps Wild Gunman which lacks depth. That's a pretty amazing track record. Nintendo only releases games for Nintendo consoles which is why I always get Nintendo's consoles. With the Wii control scheme I feel like Nintendo has a double bonus going into this generation. One month to go, I really can't wait!
  • ...even though it's not because the 360 has more exclusives. Isn't the Wii getting enough good press on its own merits that we don't have make excuses as to why it doesn't have as many exclusives in the pipeline?
  • Coupled with this... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by GweeDo ( 127172 )
    Watch these [] and tell me you don't want to try the console out. These people honestly look like they are just having fun. Some of these also really made me understand the possibilities for the casual gamer with this system.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      Wow! I can finally buy happiness!

      I mean, time and again companies show my how happy other people are using their products, but I never seem to get the same happiness they portray. What could be wrong with me, or perhaps I'm not getting the same product that they were happy to own. Do these companies switch their products on me, selling me one that doesn't make people happy, while showing off the ones that do?

      But this one, I believe it's real. I trust that when Nintendo shows me that people who use their
    • by OmegaBlac ( 752432 ) on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @06:11PM (#16493101)
      These people honestly look like they are just having fun.
      Just like the people in those "I have congenital herpes" commercials I bet. Of course reality may not match what you see in videos or ads. Marketing droids would have multiple orgasm daily if all consumers thought exactly like you about promotional videos and the products they are trying to sell.
      • by Dorceon ( 928997 )
        The people in those herpes commercials are always kayaking. I'd be disinfecting the kayak rental store right about now.
        • My big complaint is people in herpes commercials are always going on dates!!

          There are two possible conclusions from this:

          1.) Be careful who you date.

          2.) Tired of being single? Get herpes, then you can finally start taking longs walks on the beach!
      • by The-Bus ( 138060 )
        Well, Nintendo just has a knack to hire extremely good actors I guess.
    • by DrXym ( 126579 )
      An immediate question from watching these people. Why is everybody standing up?
  • as it stands now, the XBOX 360 is 100% exclusive titles :P (minus ports of previous gen games of course)
  • What i see (Score:2, Funny)

    by hurfy ( 735314 )
    I see a pretty large chunk for each of them.

    Might be interesting, i didnt know that many were exclusives on ps3 and 360.

    *assuming exclusive means exclusive

    A note to the publishers:

    Sales would not be hurt by having a name that is pronouncable should one want to go to a store and like ASK for it ;)

    Miyasato Miyoshi Kyoudai Naizou: Sega Golf Club

    WTF? Thank god for subtitles eh ;)
    There was a Wii title that sounded like my cat hacking up a furball too.
    • those non-pronouncable ones are (here's a hint) going to be released in Japan. JAAA-PAN. A place to the west of North America (or very far east, depending on how you look at it) where people can pronounce those names because they speak Japanese. I know it's a tough concept, but keep going to school and you too may grasp it some day.
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  • In that list, I didn't see a single game that would cause me to buy one console over another. The truth is, with a handful of exceptions, the best games get produced for all of the consoles. It will be interesting to see how well the non-exlusive games run on the different platforms.

    My guess is that there will be little to differentiate the XBox 360 from the PS3, which would be bad news for Sony given the price differential. Nintendo has some opportunity if, for example, Madden is just plain more fun with

  • number of games in this particular gen systems dont mean as much as they once did.not for hardcore gamers anyway.nintendo may have 1000 games at launch,but unless i can play all of them "old school"(as in no motion detection) i wont have anything to do with it. its a novel idea, seems fun but doesnt leave the door open for 12 hour zelda binges,without making your arms numb,which ive become very fond of over the years.

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