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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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  • by SSCGWLB ( 956147 ) on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @05:45PM (#16492735)
    Having the cheapest console on the market, with magic flying dildos for controllers, isn't going to help.

    Well, it might not help for male gamers...
  • by ConfusedSelfHating ( 1000521 ) on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @05:52PM (#16492831)
    Untitled ~RPG~ ~TBD, TBA~

    I can't wait until this comes out!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @07:07PM (#16493865)
    If a console has the highest number of exclusive titles, but 90% of them suck, then it doesn't matter.

    The console with the highest number of good exclusive titles will have the advantage. Given Nintendo's history of making most of its own exclusive titles, and designing them in such a way that they seem "too childish" to most gamers, I'm betting the Wii's lead won't help them that much.

    The Wii will only win if Nintendo can successfully overcome the American audience's perception that Nintendo is "for kids". Having the cheapest console on the market, with magic flying dildos for controllers, isn't going to help.

    The Wiimote looks like a remote control for the average TV/DVD player, so I really don't want to know what you do to your TV remote ...

    Anyways, good (relative term that is meaningless) console exclusives have never mattered too much in the videogame world; it can be argued that Sony (over the past 2 generations) has produce less revolutionary exclusive games for their consoles but has remained dominant mainly due to the preception of a greater library of games. From the begining Sony attracted a lot of exclusive shoveware that was not avaiable anywere else, which meant that when parents were looking to buy their children a Dora The Explorer game (or when teens were looking for a homoerotic wrestling game) they bought a Playstation product. Sony is losing this advantage because the cost of development on a PS3 title is too large for most of these shovelware developers; they are now producing a lot of crap for the Wii which will give it the apearance of having a more diverse library than the PS3 even though you wouldn't want to play these games.

  • What i see (Score:2, Funny)

    by hurfy ( 735314 ) on Wednesday October 18, 2006 @07:38PM (#16494311)
    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.

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