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Should Publishers follow the movie industry and force one platform per gen?

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Mr Puggsly said:
Zekkyou said:

Yes because the original Xbox and GC had such amazing 3rd party support compared to the PS2 :P

The Xbox had great support 3rd party support, most notably games that weren't ported to PS2. In spite of having a userbase a fraction the size!

I repeat, developers don't just go to the top platform. They go where ever they can sell games. Last I checked, Xbox owners buy games. The X1 already has multiple million sellers.

The Gamecube had pretty good 3rd party support as well. But you know perfectly well that the Nintendo audience often flocks to 1st party games.

You're making generalizations. While its obvious it doesn't scale to sales ratios, the PS2 having 4 times as many games as the original Xbox makes it pretty damn clear that an awful lot of developers are more than happy to go single platform if sales are strong enough.

Not saying that's going to happen this gen, but past events have shown it's perfectly possible. I imagine the primary advantage Sony will gain if the current sales ratios continue will be the ability to make better deals, as well as make them harder for MS. Seeing as how much MS relied on buying exclusive content with the 360, that would be a pretty big blow.



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Zekkyou said:
Mr Puggsly said:

The Xbox had great support 3rd party support, most notably games that weren't ported to PS2. In spite of having a userbase a fraction the size!

I repeat, developers don't just go to the top platform. They go where ever they can sell games. Last I checked, Xbox owners buy games. The X1 already has multiple million sellers.

The Gamecube had pretty good 3rd party support as well. But you know perfectly well that the Nintendo audience often flocks to 1st party games.

You're making generalizations. While its obvious it doesn't scale to sales ratios, the PS2 having 4 times as many games as the original Xbox makes it pretty damn clear that an awful lot of developers are more than happy to go single platform if sales are strong enough.

Not saying that's going to happen this gen, but past events have shown it's perfectly possible. I imagine the primary advantage Sony will gain if the current sales ratios continue will be the ability to make better deals, as well as make them harder for MS. Seeing as how much MS relied on buying exclusive content with the 360, that would be a pretty big blow.

Look, I get your argument but the X1 userbase would have to be tiny for developers to stop supporting it.

You're ignoring how having an audience that buys games garners more support than userbase. I'm sure you know what happen to Wii.



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pokymon90 said:
Once Halo releases I am pretty sure it will be more like 50% PS4, 40% Xbone, and 10% WiiU.

Derp WiiU still has most consoles sold



Walter_Kovacs1986 said:
If you want them to follow the movie industry, every game should be playable on every console, regardless of who made it. On the movie side, all the tech and movie companies get together and decided what the standard is gonna be for the next format (screen resolution, mghz, medium capacity). So in videogames, Ninty, Sony, MS, Activision, Ubisoft, EA and all the rest get together and decide what the standard is gonna be for the next format (RAMgbs, GPU, CPU) so that every game bought will be playable on any console. Each console maker can offer their own peripheral (MS-Kinect and TV feautures, Ninty-gamepad and wiimotes) that will only be available on their console, but will be OPTIONAL and not required so that a Ninty game can be played on a MS console.

What you're asking for is a monopoly where Sony has complete control over video game distribution

 
Agree with what you're saying 100%. I don't like monopolies either.



No, a monopoly is never a good thing.