I often see it mentioned in these forums that Xbox 360 exclusives sell so much better than Playstation 3 exclusives; however, when looking at the bestselling games for each console in this website's database I uncovered evidence that that could be no more than a myth or at least that if it's true it's not in the staggering amount that forum poster comments would seem to suggest.
Now it is true that "Kinect Adventures" which is a bundled game with Kinect has sold over 18 million copies; however, I think that one can be thrown out since it's a bundled game and due to the fact that I'm pretty sure that most 360 Diehards don't really want the 360 to be remembered primarily as the home of "Kinect Adventures".
And its true that "Halo" is one of the bestselling game series of all time. That's an undeniable fact and no PS3 exclusive shooter comes anywhere near equaling its sales. However, its also true that "Gran Turismo" is one of the bestselling game series of all time and "Forza" may have its fanboys, but no "Forza" racer has come anywhere near equalling the sales of the latest "Gran Turismo" game for PS3. So, I really think those two can be considered a wash.
Now, when you dig a bit deeper, you find that the 360s second most popular hardcore series "Gears of War" has sales in the 5 to 6 million unit range. And, I would have to admit that that number looks pretty impressive. It's definitely not in the "Halo" games level of success range, but 5 to 6 million still looks impressive. However, it turns out there's a problem with that because when you look at the sales for the "Uncharted" games and "Metal Gear Solid 4" on Playstation 3, guess what you find? The "Uncharted" games and "Metal Gear Solid 4" on Playstation 3 both have Sales in the 5 to 6 million range. They may not have sold quite as many games as the games in the "Gears" series, but I think the sales for the games are actually quite comparable and certainly nothing that would lead one to think that the sales of the "Gears" games totally crush the sales of the "Uncharted" games as forum rhetoric would have it.
So, I think it becomes pretty apparent that the oft times repeated mantra that 360 exclusives sell so much better than PS3 exclusives turns out to be nothing more than a myth. What do you think?